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Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmiːlan]), is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy. It was founded in 1899 by English lace-maker Herbert Kilpin and businessman Alfred Edwards among others. The club has spent most of its history in Serie A, the top-flight of Italian football, having played only two seasons in Serie B in the early 1980s.
Domestically, Milan has won 18 league titles, making the club the second most successful in Serie A with thier local rivals Internazionale and record-holder Juventus (27 titles). The club has also won the Coppa Italia five times, in addition to five Supercoppa Italiana triumphs. The Europa League remains the only major competition for which the team are eligible to compete that they have never won: in this competition they have lost two semifinals, in 1972 and in 2002. Milan was a founding member of the G-14 group and the European Club Association that was formed following the first organization's dissolution.