Top 15 AC Milan players of the Last Decade (2000-2010)
In the beginning of this decade AC Milan was on his top.
2003-2007 was AC Milan era.
SerIe A : 2004
Coppa Italia - 2003
Italian Supercup - 2004
Champions League - 2003, 2007
European Supercup - 2003, 2007
Club World Cup - 2007
But, after all this trophies at the end of the decade the club was facing a big finance crisis, which I can't understand how, when they won the champions league in 2007 and got a lot of money.
This is my personal list of AC Milan top 15 players of this last decade
Probably the most talented football player ever!
He came to AC Milan in 2008 from Barcelona.
After Kaka left AC Milan in 2009, Ronaldinho easily became a new leader on the field.
His amazing assists and goals have already been seen in AC Milan games.
I just hope he will stay with us for few more years!
14. Alexandrea Pato
Pato has a great chance to become one of the best strikers in football history.
He is one of the fastest strikers today and can easily escape his "guardians".
If you remember his goal against Roma on Olimpico when he totally outrun great defender, Mexes.
He is a future of AC Milan!
For Cafu, every football fan is going to say that he is the best right back ever.
So many amazing runs,assists were created by Cafu.
He will always be known as the best defender right back!
This fast player is considered to be one of the best left backs ever.
His nickname is Il Concorde, due to his quick and tireless pace on the pitch.
AC Milan should seriously try to find a player like him because our left side is really weak after loosing Serginho.
11. Rui Costa
This amazing former Portuguese football player played in AC Milan for five years.
In the start he was a key player in AC Milan team but when Kaka was brought, Rui was forced to be on the bench.
All the best for this great player with amazing skills.
10. Alessandro Nesta
AC Milan bought Nesta in 2002 for 30 million euros from Lazio.
He is one of the best defenders centers ever!
He was a part of AC Milan great team that won everything during 2004-2007.
Unfortunately, Nesta is facing some serious back problems.
When he is healthy he can still be the best on his position, there are no doubts about that!
9. Massimo Ambrosini
Ambrosini is part of AC Milan since 1995.
He is well known for his aerial ability and tackling.
Also he is a current captain of AC Milan.
He is a great hardworking midfielder.
Massimo gave a lot to AC Milan and I just hope he will give us more in future because we expect great things from him!
8. Alessandro Costacurta
He is best known for his role alongside leegends like Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini and Mauro Tassotti, forming one of the meanest defences in the Serie A.
Popular "Billy" as fans like to call him, was one of the greatest defensive players in the world.
He had a great career in AC Milan and for sure we can call him an AC Milan legend.
Who remembers his amazing penalty saves in champions league final against Juventus?
There, he was on his top!
For sure one of the best goalkeepers lately but also he had some funny mistakes on the goal.
He has done a great job in AC Milan.
6. Gennaro Gattuso
Gattuso is a hard tackling player and widely regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in his prime.
Gattuso plays deeper in midfield. He will often move forward to win the ball for the forward players and then return to his defensive position.
His style of play is characterized by fierce tackling and hard work — a style which has earned him the nickname of Ringhio (Growl).
I just hope he can still prove to everyone that he is still able to play on big stage.
We saw great stuff from Gattuso!
5. Andrea Pirlo
Praised for his inventive play, he is also a free-kick specialist.
Fellow players on the Italian team gave him the nickname ‘l'architetto’ (the architect) because his long passes frequently set up goal-scoring opportunities for the Azzurri.
Pirlo has earned the nickname "the metronome" for the way he sets the team's rhythm.
He is well known for his amazing accurate passes and the way he connects everything on the field.
For many football fans, Pirlo is one of the best midfielder in the world.
Pirlo is a true class!
4. Filippo Inzaghi
Filippo should change his name in, Mr Goal.
Inzaghi has amazing finishing skills that helped Milan so many times!
Just remember, Inzaghi goal against Ajax (champions league 2003) in the last minute and two amazing goals against Liverpool in champions league final (2007).
Inzaghi became the first striker to score in all international club competitions.
Inzaghi is noted for his ability to play off the shoulders of the last defender, leading Sir Alex Ferguson to quip, "Pippo Inzaghi was born in an offside position."
You are going to like him or hate him. Pipo Inzaghi - Mr Goal
3. Clarence Seedorf
One of the greatest midfielders we have ever seen.
The only football player that won champions league with three different clubs(Ajax,Real Madrid and AC Milan)
In Milan, Seedorf has formed a formidable midfield partnership with Gennaro Gattuso and Andrea Pirlo, which began since the 2002–03 season.
This midfield trio is still used until now in the starting line-up, although their form has declined over the last two years.
Seedorf played really well last season and his goals brought us few important points in Serie A. I hope to see his amazing skills next season!
Ricardo Kaka - for me the best player ever.
He cam to AC Milan in 2003 from Sao Paulo for 8.5 million euros.
Within a month, he cracked the starting lineup. Ever since he was a key player for AC Milan until he moved to Real Madrid in summer, 2009 for 68.5 million euros.
He is well known for his speed and ability to go easily through opponent players. Also he is a great finisher and shooter.
Kaka brought so much happiness to AC Milan fans but, when everybody expected from him to become AC Milan captain as he promised, he went to Real Madrid, the club that he loved since his childhood.
1. Andriy Shevchenko
Andriy is for sure one of the best strikers in the world!
That is why his career has been highlighted by many awards.
He scored 175 goals for AC Milan and was part of the great team that won champions league in 2003 and scudetto in 2003.
He is well known for amazing shoot and a great finishing.
In summer 2006, he moved to Chelsea but didn't meet the expectations from the board.
Summer 2008 he was loaned to AC Milan but he past his best.
For sure, one of the greatest!
The one and only: PAOLO MALDINI part 1
Maldini spent all 25 seasons of his career at Serie A club Milan, before retiring at the age of 40.
During that period, Maldini won the UEFA Champions League a record five times, as well as seven Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, five Supercoppa Italiana, five European Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups.
He played for 14 years for the Italian national team, making his debut in 1988 before retiring in 2002 with 126 caps scoring 7 goals.
Maldini made his league debut in the 1984–85 season on 20 January 1985, replacing the injured Sergio Battistini in a match against Udinese at the age of 16.
Maldini played his 600th Serie A match on 13 May 2007 in a 1–1 draw at Catania.
On 25 September 2005, Maldini broke Dino Zoff's Serie A appearance record after playing his 571st league match against Treviso; seven days earlier, he had played his 800th game in all competitions for Milan.
On 16 February 2008, Maldini reached 1,000 senior games with Milan and Italy when he entered as a substitute against Parma.
Milan retired his number 3 shirt, but it will be bequeathed to one of his sons if one makes the club's senior side.
The one and only: PAOLO MALDINI part 2
Paolo is considered to be the best defender in the world.
He is a true class and he has been showing that to us for all his career.
I hope to see his son Christian and Daniel going the same path their famous father, Paolo went.
Paolo Maldini is the best player in football history for me.
He was always in AC Milan, never changed a club.
Won everything he could.
I hope to see this true legend as a coach of AC Milan in near future!