With the 1-0 dramatic late win against Udinese last Sunday evening, AC Milan have come back to being in contention for a Champions League qualifying spot.
The Rossoneri remain one of Italy’s most supported team around the world and it is not surprising that London is home to the thriving Milan Club London, who usually meet at The Comedy Pub near Piccadilly Circus station.
Their supporters’ group was founded in 2012 thanks to the combined effort of UK-based Milan fans who decided to bring together Diavolo fans.
The official club is associated with Associazione Italiana Milan Club (AIMC) and offers a different options’ year-long membership: Standard at £15, Silver at £23 and Gold at £36.
“The club is open to everyone and we are happy to welcome Milan supporters who come to London for holidays too,” said club administrator Jacopo Pistone.
“There are a lot of international supporters in the club. For instance, some members are Polish, Romanian and Albanian, too.
“This year we have about 130 members and thanks to the membership we are able to offer a 15 per cent discount at Milan Store, as well as the opportunity to purchase European away tickets and home as well for club trips.”
Indeed, you can also participate in their events and, based on your membership, you can get the fan club’s scarf and their new t-shirt.
The group also used to organise different activities like five-a-side games – who participated in the London Supporters’ League – barbecues, dinners and trips around England.
“For instance, on Sunday December 2,” Pistone explained, “we will do a day trip to visit Herbert Kilpin’s birthplace [AC Milan’s founder] and watch the Parma game together at the Herbert Kilpin Pub in Nottingham.
“Last March, on the occasion of the Europa League game against Arsenal, we had the chance to meet some Milan players too, like Fabio Borini and former goalkeeper Christian Abbiati.
Of course, the supporters’ group members were all smiles after Sunday’s triumph at Stadio San Siro and that could give some strength for Sunday’s evening big match against Juventus.
“We don’t have many expectations. Juventus are at a higher level but, of course, we hope to get points even if many players are missing.”