The AC Milan team of the mid 2000s holds a special place in all our hearts.
They combined world legends, stunning kits and exuberant formations in one mouthwatering era of pure dominance.
If this doesn’t make you yearn for a time machine, then I’m not sure what will…
1 This was their line up in the 2005 Champions League final
No match for Djimi Traore or Vladimir Smicer though, clearly…
2 Carlo Ancelotti was the boss
3 Ruis Costa had to settle for a place on the bench (they were *that* good)
But he was partly responsible for one of the most iconic photos in football history back in 2005.
4 Their away kits redefined the word lush
5 Kaka was the best player in the world
And the last man to win the Ballon d’Or before Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
6 Kahka Kaladze was a useful asset
He later went onto become the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister. Fancy.
7 They played, and perfected, the Christmas tree formation on their way to Champions League glory in 2007
8 The original Ronaldo was also on the books in 2007
But he was behind Filippo Inzaghi and Alberto Gilardino in the attacking pecking order.
9 Rivaldo graced the San Siro back in 03/04 after his spell at Barcelona
Wall to wall legends.
10 A young kid called Alexandre Pato was learning from the best after bursting onto the scene in 2008
Not bad influences to have in the dressing room.
11 And cult hero alarms were going off everywhere
Remember Sam Dalla Bona, Chelsea fans?
Jon Dahl Tomasson was the ultimate fox in the box.
Thomas Helveg was a defensive rock.
Zidane was no match for Leeds ~legend~ Roque Junior.
Take us back. Fast.
- Brazil legend Kaka finally reveals the reason why he didn’t move to Man City back in 2009
- Kaka tells Neymar to change his name if he wants to be best in the world
- QUIZ: Can you name the last 20 winners of the Ballon d’Or?