GdS: Origi’s substitute appearance notched extraordinary milestone in Milan-Udinese

By Oliver Fisher -

Divock Origi achieved a very important landmark during his debut for AC Milan against Udinese, one that stretches back to the very formation of the club 123 years ago.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Origi’s appearance off the bench during the 4-2 win over Udinese made him the 1000th different player to ever play for Milan. Charles De Ketelaere was the 999th and then it was the other Belgian’s turn to rack up the milestone.

To find the first XI ever fielded you have to go back to March 1900, in a game won by Milan (founded in December 1899 by Herbert Kilpin) against Mediolanum. The players in that game were: Hood, Cignaghi, Torretta, Lies, Kilpin, Valerio, Dubini, Davies, Neville, Allison, Pirelli.

Brevedan, Soldera, Pizzi and Oleario (1914) all share number 100 (they were all fielded from the start as new players with the club on 99), Perversi, Parmesani, Bonfiglio, Carmignato and Bonello (1925) share number 200.

The 300th was Girardengo (1938), the 400th Beraldo and Pedroni (1952) , the 500th Bonfanti (1965), number 600 went to Piotti and Tassotti (1980), number 700 went to De Napoli (1992), number 800 was Fiori, Piccolo, Matri and Stefani (2003) and number 900 was Birsa (2013).

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