From Nordahl to Inzaghi: Five of the best strikers to ever pull on the AC Milan shirt

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are a club known the world over, and part of the reason for this is the fact that so many huge stars have adorned the famous Rossoneri shirt.

This is certainly something that extends to the striker position, as a great number of world class centre-forwards have played for Milan and have fired the club to glory, from Ballon d’Or winners to Capocannoniere holders.

If you wanted a dabble on who the club’s top scorer in the upcoming season might be then sites like are ideal, but for today we are taking a trip down memory lane and looking at five of the greatest strikers Milan have seen.

Gunnar Nordahl

Nils Gunnar Nordahl has been described as a ‘highly prolific, powerful, and physically strong striker, with an eye for goal’. He is best known for his spell at Milan from 1949 to 1956, during which he was the top scorer in the Italian top flight in five separate seasons.

He still holds the record for goals per appearance in Italy and he netted over 200 times for the Rossoneri over a seven-year spell before he left for Roma. He is still the top scorer in the club’s history, which tells its own tale.

Marco van Basten

On his day, Van Basten was unplayable and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He netted 300 goals in his career but was forced to retire at the age of 30 having played his last match at the of age 28, due to an injury.

The Dutchman won the Ballon d’Or three times, in 1988, 1989 and 1992, and he amassed four Serie A titles and three European Cups with Milan, scoring 90 goals across his career from 1987 to 1995.

George Weah

When Weah burst onto the scene, many said they had seen nothing like him. He had a career that took him to France, Italy, and England, he won Serie A twice with Milan as well as the Ballon d’Or while with the Rossoneri.

In 1995 he was named FIFA World Player of the Year. The explosive acceleration, speed, and dribbling ability of the Liberian made him a deadly striker that entertained the San Siro crowd for five seasons.

Andriy Shevchenko

There is actually something that links Shevchenko and Weah: both have had a career in politics. However, the former is definitely more well-known for his exploits on the pitch as he is the sixth-top goalscorer in all European competitions with 67 goals.

He totalled 176 goals scored for Milan – the second-most for one player in the history of the club – and is also the all-time top scorer in the Milan derby with 14 goals. Like Weah, he also won the Ballon d’Or, capturing the prestigious award in 2004 after a season in which he won Champions League in 2003 with Milan.

Pippo Inzaghi

If Weah was pace and power, and Shevchenko was grace and finishing, Inzaghi was all about positioning and anticipation. The Italian won UEFA Champions League titles with Milan in 2003 and 2007, plus three Serie A titles (1998, 2004 and 2011 – the first with Juventus).

He has 70 goals in European competitions, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Raúl and Karim Benzema. He is also Milan’s top international goal scorer with 43 goals for the Rossoneri.

Tags AC Milan Andriy Shevchenko George Weah Gunnar nordahl Marco van Basten Pippo Inzaghi


    1. Its normal not to put Ibra here as he played most of his career at other teams. Out of 13 championship won only one is with Milan

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