Silvio Berlusconi, former owner of AC Milan and three-time Italy prime minister, passed away at 86.
Berlusconi acquired AC Milan in 1986, saving the club from financial ruin.
Under Berlusconi's ownership, AC Milan experienced unparalleled success, winning 29 trophies.
Milan won five UEFA Champions League titles, eight Serie A titles, five European Cups, and the Coppa Italia.
Berlusconi invested in building a strong team and attracting world-class players.
The iconic Dutch trio of Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, and Frank Rijkaard were key players during Berlusconi's tenure.
Berlusconi also served as Italy's prime minister for three non-consecutive terms.
Berlusconi's political career was marked by controversies and allegations of corruption.
Despite the controversies, Berlusconi left a lasting legacy in Italian football.
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