Italy’s sports newspapers have paid tributes to former president Silvio Berlusconi after the former Premier Minister died on Monday at the age of 86.
Berlusconi had been suffering from leukaemia ‘for some time’ and had recently developed a lung infection.
He was admitted to San Raffaele hospital in Milan on Friday with his death confirmed on Monday.
, taking the club out of Serie B before overseeing a sustained period of success in both Italy and Europe.
Five of the club’s seven European Cup/Champions League triumphs were achieved under his ownership.
Former AC Milan owner and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi died on Monday aged 86
Gazzetta dello Sport labelled Berlusconi as the ‘Man of the Stars’ during his time at AC Milan
Corriere dello Sport claimed that Berlusconi’s death closes a sporting and political era, while Tuttosport led their coverage with the headline ‘I saw a King’ while focusing on Milan’s success
Italian sports newspapers have focused on Berlusconi’s success at AC Milan, with La Gazzetta dello Sport leading with the headline ‘Man of the Stars’.
The headline reflects the star power Milan had during his tenure, with the likes of Marco Van Basten, Paolo Maldini, Ronaldinho and Kaka among the football’s greats to have featured for the Serie A giants.
The front page also features a photo of Berlusconi holding both the Champions League and Club World Cup trophies, with the message ‘Goodbye to the most successful president, with Milan he conquered everything’.
Gazzetta dello Sport also features interviews with Arrigo Sacchi, who led AC Milan to the Serie A title and two European Cups as manager, as well as AC Milan chair Paolo Scaroni and Italian Sports Minister Andrea Abodi.
Corriere dello Sport declared ‘The game is over’ with the newspaper writing that the death of Berlusconi ‘closes a sporting and fslparty.com political era’.
Tuttosport led their coverage of Berlusconi’s death with the headline ‘I saw a King’.
The former AC Milan owner was pictured with his arms spread across five Champions League trophies, as well as other FIFA and UEFA prizes.
Berlusconi was described as ‘genial, a dreamer and a visionary’, with Tuttosport noting that AC Milan earned 29 trophies under his ownership of the club.
Berlusconi’s ownership of AC Milan saw several of football’s greats play for the Italian giants
Tributes have been paid by Monza, with Berlusconi owning the Serie A club in his final years
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