Silvio Berlusconi’s Death
AC Milan pays tribute to Silvio Berlusconi, its former Owner Silvio Berlusconi, who had died at the age of 86. The reason is said to be he has been suffered from Blood Cancer, which affects mostly the People over 60. He was said to be undergoing some Specialised Cytoreductive treatment and chemotherphy. Over the years, He had been hospitalised on various occasions.
On one occasion he had a pacemaker implanted, on another he was admitted for COVID-19 and on one of the most recent occasions, in January 2022, he was admitted for a urinary tract infection.
Silvio Berlusconi’s career
Berlusconi, founder of right-wing political party Forza Italia, has served several times as head of government and in the last elections had returned to elected office as a senator.
He was also the president and owner of AC Milan, acquiring the club in 1986 and taking it from almost-bankruptcy to being a European superpower. More recently, he has been the owner of Serie A side Monza.
Silvio Berlusconi bought AC Milan in 1986. His story is that as a child he used to go to the stadium accompanied by his father Luigi, although some sources claim that before taking over the Rossoneri he wanted to buy Inter.
He modernised AC Milan, a club that had fallen away after winning their first two European Cups.
Milanello (the Rossoneri’Sports Centre) became a world reference point and nutritionists and psychologists arrived on AC Milan’s coaching staff, something unheard of at the time.
Berlusconi knew how to take advantage of football to increase his reputation. He won as much as he could win, triumphed as much as he could triumph and became as famous as he could be. He took advantage of this fame to enter politics.
Ac Milan tribute to former owner
Berlusconi bought his hometown club in 1986 and turned the struggling side into one of football’s most successful clubs.
Under his leadership, Milan won five European Cups, as well as eight Italian league titles. In 2017, he sold the club to Chinese investors for 740m euros (£628m). Fifa president Gianni Infantino described Berlusconi as a “visionary”.
The former Italian prime minister returned to football less than 18 months after selling Milan when his holding company, Fininvest, bought 100% of shares in third-division side Monza in 2018.
Berlusconi and former Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani guided the club to Serie A for the first time in their 110-year existence. Ac Milan also had victory against the title winners of the league in Champions league competition with 2-1 on aggregate.
A Monza statement read: “Forever with us. Adriano Galliani and all AC Monza mourn the loss of Silvio Berlusconi.
“A void that can never be filled, forever with us. Thank you for everything President.”
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, during his playing career, helped Milan lift their first league title of the Berlusconi era in 1988 and returned to manage the club from 2001 to 2009.
The Italian was criticised by Berlusconi during his early seasons for his supposedly defensive tactics but would go on to win the Champions League twice, the Coppa Italia and secure the Serie A trophy with an Italian record 82 points from 34 games.
In a statement, AC Milan’s city rivals Inter said: “He has left an indelible mark on the history of our country. The challenges between Inter and his Milan have made the city of Milan the heart of world football.”
Berlusconi was a controversial figure and often complained of victimisation – particularly by prosecutors in his native Milan – once claiming to have made 2,500 court appearances in 106 trials over 20 years.
Charges over the years included embezzlement, tax fraud and false accounting, and attempting to bribe a judge. He was acquitted or had his convictions overturned on several occasions.
In a tribute posted on Instagram on Monday, Infantino said: “In terms of football he had foreseen everything long before the others, and in fact he became the most successful president in the history of (AC Milan).