This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 5 °C Saturday 29 February, 2020

Former Italian PM Berlusconi returns to football after selling AC Milan

The 81-year-old has bought Serie C side Monza.

Silvio Berlusconi with AC Milan players after their 2007 Champions League win.
Silvio Berlusconi with AC Milan players after their 2007 Champions League win.
Image: Liewig Christian

FORMER ITALIAN PRIME minister Silvio Berlusconi has returned to football club ownership by buying third division Monza, his Fininvest holding company said on Friday.

“Fininvest S.p.A. today finalised the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of SS Monza 1912,” Fininvest said.

Berlusconi’s wealth propelled AC Milan to eight Serie A titles in the 1980s and 1990s and they were European champions three times under his ownership, in 1989, 1990 and 1994.

But the 81-year-old sold his majority stake in AC Milan in April 2017.

The Fininvest statement said Adriano Galliani, who was Berlusconi’s right-hand man at AC Milan, will play a leading role at Monza, who are in Serie C.

© – AFP, 2018 

The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:


Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel