MILAN A.C.


1998-1999


Milan vs Vicenza


Match Worn Shirt


Maldini Paolo


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Paolo Maldini during the Serie A game between Milan and Vicenza which took place in Milan, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium, on December 13th 1998. Milan defeated Vicenza 1-0 and Maldini swapped his shirt with a Vicenza’s player who we got it from. Despite the difficulties Milan encountered during this period, through Maldini’s leadership, they reached the Coppa Italia final in 1998, losing to Lazio, and won the 1998–99 Serie A title under Alberto Zaccheroni, finishing one point ahead of Lazio. Maldini made his 400th Serie A appearance on 25 April 1999.

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Weah joined A.C. Milan in 1995, with whom he immediately won the Italian league in 1996 under Fabio Capello, playing alongside Roberto Baggio and Dejan Savićević in Milan’s attack, as well as Marco Simone, on occasion, and finishing the season as Milan’s top goalscorer; he won the Serie A title once again in 1999. During his time with the club, he also reached the 1998 Coppa Italia final, and finished as runner-up in the Supercoppa Italiana on two occasions, in 1996 and 1999. Despite their European dominance in the early 1990s, Milan were less successful in Europe during this time, however, with their best result being a quarter-final finish in the 1995–96 UEFA Cup. Exhibiting skill, athleticism and goalscoring prowess, Weah became famous at Milan for scoring several notable goals, in particular a solo goal against Hellas Verona at the San Siro which saw him deftly control the ball from Verona’s corner kick just outside his own penalty area, before he set off. With all his teammates back defending the corner Weah made a beeline for goal, leaving his own teammates in his wake. His teammate Zvonimir Boban stated, “It was an incredible run. We were thinking, ‘When’s he going to stop? When’s he going to stop? He’s not going to stop! He’s never going to stop!'”. Weah finished by rifling the ball into the bottom left corner before an exuberant goal celebration. Due to his performances with both Paris Saint-Germain and Milan, in 1995 Weah was the recipient of several individual awards: he won the Ballon d’Or, the Onze d’Or, and was named FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first and, currently, only native African player, to win these awards; Weah dedicated his FIFA World Player of the Year victory to his former manager, Arsène Wenger, stating that it was thanks to him that he was able to develop into a world class player. That year, Weah also won the African Player of the Year Award for the third time in his career, and was named to the Onze de Onze by the French football magazine Onze Mondial. In 1996, Weah finished second in the FIFA World Player of the Year ranking; he was also the recipient of the FIFA Fair Play Award, and was voted the African Player of the Century by sport journalists from around the world.

MILAN A.C.


1998-1999


Match Worn Shirt


Weah George


MILAN A.C.


1999-2000


Match Worn Shirt


Ambrosini Massimo


Things to Know:

The Scudetto badge is back to the chest of the 1999-2000 Milan’s shirts due the 1998-1999 Serie A’s victory. The team did not repeat its successful season in 1998–99, and fell back to third in Serie A, as well as crashing out of the Champions League, following a lackluster performance in the First Group Phase. In fact, Milan ended up last in the group, and was not even qualifying for the remainder of the UEFA Cup.  

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This shirt was worn by Andrij Shevchenko during the A.C.Milan Centenary’s match that took place in Milan, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium on July 21st 1999. This game represented the official team’s 100th Anniversary event. In the 1999-2000 Milan A.C. celebrates its 100th Anniversary. To celebrate this important event Adidas made a special anniversary shirt inspired by the first Milan A.C. shirt with tiny stripes. After this match this kit was used  by the team in very few Serie A and Champions League games.

MILAN A.C.


July 21st 1999


Centenary’s Match


Milan Oro vs Milan Centenario


Match Worn Shirt


Shevchenko Andrij


MILAN A.C.


1999-2000


100th Anniversary


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Sala Luigi


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Luigi Sala was a former defender who joined A.C.Milan in the summer of 1998. He played as a central defender for three seasons. In June 2001, Sala was sold to Atalanta for 7 billion lire, along with Gianni Comandini (30 billion) and Luca Saudati (18 billion), as part of Cristian Zenoni and Massimo Donati’s deal to Milan, for 60 billion Italian lire. Sala was banned 2 year after a plea bargain on 1 August 2012 due to involvement in 2011–12 Italian football scandal. He was questioned by the prosecutor on 8 March 2012.

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A.C. Milan signed Boban in 1991 in a deal worth £8 million. Milan immediately loaned him to Bari, as they felt he needed time to settle in Italy without counting as one of the 3 non-Italian players the club was limited to at the time. Bari were relegated in this season, but Boban ably demonstrated his ability in the team and was recalled to Milan. He stayed in the club for nine seasons, and enjoyed great success with them, helping the team to the 1994 Champions League title and contributing to the 1995 campaign in which they ended as runners-up. Playing 251 games for Milan and scoring 30 goals, Boban won four Serie A titles, as well as three Italian Supercups. In August 2001, with his role at Milan diminished due to the signing of Rui Costa, he was loaned to La Liga side Celta Vigo where he played in only four league matches. Unhappy with his role as a substitute, he retired in October 2001 and finished his last season earlier than he intended.

MILAN A.C.


1999-2000


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Boban Zvonimir

MILAN A.C.


2000-2001


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Shevchenko Andrij

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In 1999, Shevchenko joined Italian club Milan for a then-record transfer fee of $25 million. He made his league debut on 28 August 1999 in a 2–2 draw with Lecce.[12]Alongside five other players — Michel Platini, John Charles, Gunnar Nordahl, Istvan Nyers, and Ferenc Hirzer — he managed, as a foreign player, to win the Serie A scoring title in his debut season, finishing with 24 goals in 32 matches. Shevchenko maintained his excellent form into the 2000–01 season, scoring 24 goals in 34 matches. Shevchenko also managed to score nine goals in 14 matches in the Champions League. Milan, however, failed to get past the second group stage.

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In the summer of 1997, he signed with Italian team Milan for €8.5 million from PSG. With Milan, he became a prominent part of a star-studded lineup on the left wing. He played four full seasons with the club, winning the 1998–99 Serie A title, in which he played a key role with his prolific performances, scoring 12 goals. In total, he scored 22 goals[4] in 177 games for Milan, before returning to Brazil with São Paulo and Flamengo. He later returned to Milan and finished his career with the team in 2003, winning the 2002–03 Coppa Italia title.

MILAN A.C.


2000-2001


Match Worn Shirt


Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo

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Rossi held the record for the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history. In an 11-match span, from 12 December 1993 to 27 February 1994, he kept a clean sheet for 929 consecutive minutes before being beaten by a long-range strike by U.S. Foggia’s Igor Kolyvanov; he surpassed the previous mark set by Dino Zoff in 1972–73 by 26 minutes, and his own record of longest consecutive minutes without conceding was surpassed by Gianluigi Buffon on 20 March 2016, by 45 minutes. Rossi also holds the record for the least goals conceded by a goalkeeper during a single 34-match Italian league season, with 11.

MILAN A.C.


2000-2001


Champions League


Match Worn & Signed Shirt


Rossi Sebastiano

MILAN A.C.


2001-2002


Match Worn Shirt


Pirlo Andrea

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2001-2002 was the first Andrea Pirlo’s season with Milan A.C. Pirlo made his Milan debut on 20 September 2001, in a 2–0 win over BATE Borisov in the UEFA Cup, after coming on for Massimo Donati. During his first season with the club, he helped the team to a fourth-place finish UEFA Champions League qualification spot, also reaching the semi-final of the UEFA Cup, the club’s best ever result in the competition. On 30 March 2002, he scored his first goal with Milan in a 3–1 home win over Parma, from a free-kick. At Milan, manager Carlo Ancelotti decided to shift Pirlo in front of the defence as a deep-lying playmaker, which allowed him more time on the ball to orchestrate his team’s attacks. Pirlo excelled in his new role, and soon developed into a world-class midfielder, playing a key role in Milan’s subsequent successes, as he won two UEFA Champions Leagues (2003 and 2007), two UEFA Super Cups (2003 and 2007), two Serie A titles (2004 and 2011), a FIFA Club World Cup (2007), a Supercoppa Italiana (2004), and a Coppa Italia (2003) with the club.

MILAN A.C.


2001-2002


Uefa Cup


Match Worn & Unwashed Shirt


Abbiati Christian