Accepts newly created role of Sporting Strategy & Development Director. The Maldini legend becomes a defining figure in the Club’s new era 

AC Milan’s new chapter is further marked by today’s appointment of Paolo Maldini (“Paolo”) as the Club’s new Sporting Strategy & Development Director. Paolo is a living legend in the Rossoneri’s history for his outstanding class, talent, leadership and loyalty, and his record of achievement is unmatched. Such qualities will play an instrumental role in returning AC Milan to greatness.

The “Maldini” name touches the hearts of all “Milanisti”, symbolising a reign of dedication and success. This history began with the unforgettable Cesare, Paolo’s father, captain of the team which won the first AC Milan’s Champions League trophy in 1963. The strength of Maldini’s dynasty is testified to by the vintage red&black #3 jersey, which has today been withdrawn and can only be worn by other Maldinis.

Paolo’s story at AC Milan is unparalleled, marking his player debut in Serie A at the age of 16 on 20th January 1985. Over the course of his career as a defender, Paolo won 26 trophies, including: 7 National Championships; 1 National Cup; 5 Italian Supercups; 5 UEFA Champions Leagues (playing in 8 finals, a record he shares with Francisco Gento); 5 European Supercups; 2 Intercontinental Cups, and 1 FIFA Clubs World Cup. Paolo retired at the end of the 2008/09 season after 25 glorious years wearing the red&black jersey, 419 of which were as captain and leader of the team.

Paolo ScaroniExecutive Chairman of AC Milan said: “There are few words to describe what Paolo Maldini represents for AC Milan. It was a privilege watching him as a player, winning countless trophies on the pitch, and I am excited and honoured to be working with him today in this new role. Paolo’s leadership and experience will benefit the Club greatly, as will his passion and energy. Today’s appointment is yet another sign of Elliott’s commitment to build a strong foundation for long-term success. It will not be easy and it will take time, but we have ambitious objectives, and Paolo’s appointment is an important step toward returning AC Milan to where it belongs“.

press conference has been arranged for Monday 6th August at 4:30 pm CET at Casa Milan. The conference will be broadcast live on Milan TV, and streamed via social media channels Facebook (Italian language), YouTube (English language).


2016/2017 football season has been demanding for AC Milan Glorie.

On July 1, 2016 the players were engaged in Belarus for the match against the Bate Borisov legends at the “Barysaŭ-Arena”. The match was an opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of F.C. Bate and 15 years from the debut of the yellow-blue line-up in European competitions, when in 2001 they played against AC Milan in UEL.

AC Milan Glorie took the field with AC Milan’s 2016/207 season’s jersey with Fondazione Milan logo. Among AC Milan, for the first time the Belarussian Vitali Kutuzov was “called up”, in 2001 he played against AC Milan with Bate Borisov and landed in Milan in the following season; we also wish to highlight Thomas Helveg first “call up”, in addition Cosmin Contra’s return.

AC Milan Glorie were the protagonists of a second appointment: on September 3, 2016 a memorable match featuring AC Milan Glorie squad and Arsenal Legends was played in the Emirates Stadium; Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg, David Seaman, Paolo Maldini, Marcel Desailly, Cafu and Abbiati played. The proceeds from the match were donated to Arsenal Foundation and to Fondazione Milan. AC Milan Public Charity used this donation to activate a fund for the earthquake emergency that hit Central Italy in August and October 2016. This is how AC Milan Glorie continues to give emotions to AC Milan’s supporters, combining the solidarity effort that has always characterized AC Milan’s legends.

Sustainability is an essential part of the DNA of the AC Milan Group, which in 2012 started a path towards sustainability.

Thanks to this path, the Group has defined its long-term Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and implemented tools and management systems to support the planning, monitoring and measuring of performances.

Building on its strong will to manage AC Milan’s sustainability policies and projects in a coordinated and organic manner and to increasingly integrate sustainability within the entire value chain, in 2014 the Group defined an internal function dedicated to managing and monitoring all sustainability-related issues.

The CSR function, in fact, represents the point of reference for internal and external stakeholders both for the definition and development of environmental and social responsibility policies and activities.

The result of this process is the annual publication of the Sustainability Report which demonstrates the Group’s desire to constantly improve its way of doing business and to create and maintain ever more direct and transparent relationships with our stakeholders.

The Sustainability Report provides a broad overview of all the policies, management practices and activities of the AC Milan Group, with a view to communicating, in a transparent manner, all the performances related to economic, social and environmental issues as well as the progress regarding the targets the Group has set for itself.

Now in its fifth consecutive edition, the Sustainability Report is the tool the AC Milan Group uses to communicate and report in detail the results achieved and the performance relating to sustainability issues.

This edition aims to highlight the ongoing commitment of the Group towards its most important stakeholders, such as the players, fans and the community, and the impacts along the whole value chain, both the positive ones, with the aim of enhancing the benefits created, and the negative ones in order to monitor and minimize them in the long run.

Materiality Analysis

The 2016/2017 Sustainability Report covers sustainability issues relevant to both the Group and its stakeholders, building on the results of the materiality analysis.

The materiality analysis was updated through an internal process that involved the AC Milan management team in an assessment survey on sustainability issues evaluated from the dual perspective of the Group and of its stakeholders.

In order to take into account the latter’s expectations, we plan to extend the scope of the analysis to external stakeholders.

As part of the materiality analysis, the list of stakeholders was updated with new categories: police forces, Key Opinion Formers (KOF), the Glorie del Milan, Lega Serie B and other football leagues (eg: Lega Pro).

The stakeholder “Portello and Zona 8 communities in Milan” was renamed “The city of Milan” with a view to emphasize the Group’s commitment and attention for the whole city of Milan.

Here below the list of the AC Milan Group stakeholders:

  • Fans
  • Shareholders
  • FIGC-registered personnel and contractors
  • First-team players
  • Milan Glorie
  • Commercial partners
  • Sports institutions (FIFA, UEFA, FIGC, ECA)
  • Community
  • Media and Key Opinion Former (KOF)
  • Soccer schools
  • Lega Serie A
  • Lega Serie B and other football Leagues
  • Families of youth academy players
  • Schools, universities and Research Centres
  • Suppliers
  • Pubblic Administration
  • Police forces
  • City of Milan

Below is a materiality index showing the most relevant issues.

For each relevant issue set out in the Materiality Analysis, we identified the potential risks and opportunities related to the business, the impacts, both positive and negative, on both the external and internal stakeholders of the Group in a long-term perspective.

Below is the analysis of key AC Milan Group issues and their internal and external impact.

Macro-areaIssueInternal ImpactExternal Impact 
Governance and integrityEthics and integrity in business managementAC Milan Group 
Corporate GovernanceAC Milan Group 
Relations with institutions and regulatory bodies, external relationsAC Milan Group 
Sponsor relationsAC Milan Group 
Economic responsibility Economic and financial sustainabilityAC Milan Group 
Economic and social indirect impactsAC Milan GroupFondazione Milan 
Responsibility towards fansOrganisation of sporting eventsAC Milan GroupSan Siro StadiumSports institutionsLega calcio 
First-team ethics and behaviourFootballers 
Direct interaction with fansAC Milan GroupSLO 
Matchday safety and securityAC Milan GroupSan Siro StadiumPolice forces 
Tickets availability and purchasing modesAC Milan GroupSan Siro StadiumCommercial partners 
Human ResourcesDiversityAC Milan GroupFondazione Milan 
Corporate WelfareAC Milan GroupFondazione Milan 
Employees’ health and safetyAC Milan Group’s and Milan Foundation’s employees 
Resource developmentAC Milan GroupFondazione Milan 
Social ResponsibilityPromotion of sportAC Milan Group Milan FoundationSan Siro StadiumSports institutionsLega calcioFootball schools 
Women’s soccerAC Milan GroupSports institutionsLega calcioFootball schools 
Legality, anti-discrimination and fight against racismAC Milan Group FootballersFansSports institutionsLega calcio 
Social inclusionAC Milan Group 
Youth educationAC Milan GroupSchools and universitiesPlayers’ families 
Environmental ResponsibilityDirect environmental impactAC Milan GroupSan Siro Stadium

Carlo Festa: Allegri riconfermato al Milan. Ma sul futuro pesa l’incognita Barbara Berlusconi

La riconferma c’è dunque stata. Ieri ad Arcore, Silvio Berlusconi e Adriano Galliani hanno incontrato il tecnico del Milan Massimiliano Allegri. E il tecnico è stato riconfermato, anche se la fiducia pare essere a tempo: quindi per ora per un solo anno. Quindi una via di mezzo, tra chi nelle fila rossonere voleva una riconferma più solida (cioè Galliani) e chi voleva invece l’immediato divorzio (Silvio Berlusconi), preferendo la soluzione dell’olandese Clarence Seedorf.

Resta da capire quanto Allegri possa essere contento della soluzione. L’arrivo alla As Roma gli avrebbe infatti garantito un contratto pluriennale. In rossonero invece l’incertezza sarà d’obbligo, soprattutto da quando Barbara Berlusconi, la figlia dell’ex-premier e nel Cda del Milan e della Fininvest, starebbe cercando maggiore spazio sulle scelte tecniche e gestionali del club. Di certo Barbara non sembra essere stata felice dell’allontamento in Brasile del fidanzato Pato, dopo che l’anno prima erano state rispedite al mittente le avance di acquisto di alcuni grandi club. Insomma nella prossima stagione si preannuncia una convivenza difficile in casa Milan e c’è già chi teme che una falsa partenza in campionato di Allegri (che però ha tutta la squadra dalla sua parte) potrebbe in qualche modo accendere la miccia per un veloce riassetto.