Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan and as just Milan in Italy, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. The club was founded in 1899 by English lace-maker Herbert Kilpin, Alfred Edwards, and four other Englishmen and has since spent most of its history in the top flight of Italian football (only two years in Serie B in the eighties).
The club have won 18 officially recognized international titles, tied with Boca Juniors as having the most in the world. Milan have won four world titles, more than any other club in the world; they have won the Intercontinental Cup 3 times and the FIFA Club World Cup once. Milan have also won the European Cup on seven occasions; only nine-times champions Real Madrid have exceeded this total. As for Italian Serie A titles, Milan are tied with Internazionale for being the second most successful club with 17 league titles; only Juventus have won more (27).
Other important titles won by Milan include the European Super Cup, a record five times, and the Cup Winners' Cup twice. Domestically, they have won the Coppa Italia five times, as well as five Italian Super Cups. Milan have never reached the UEFA Cup final, though reaching the semi-finals in 1972 and 2002, and this remains the only major trophy for which they are eligible that they have never won. Milan were founding members of the G-14 group and the European Club Association that was formed following the first organisation's dissolution.
Milan's home games are played at San Siro, also known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The ground, which is shared with rivals Internazionale, is the largest in Italian football, with total capacity of 80,018.