The Silvio Berlusconi Impact on Milan and on Global Football

On a rainy Friday morning in July 1986, 10,000 bewildered and hopeful Milan supporters gathered at the Arena Civica, a small training field in the center of Milano, to get introduced to their new President Silvio Berlusconi and the roster for the upcoming season. They didn’t know what to expect. But you can tell a good day from the morning, even a rainy one.