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Galliani in 2018
|Member of the Senate|
23 March 2018 – 13 October 2022
30 July 1944 |
|Political party||Forza Italia|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
(m. 1989; div. 1999)
Malika El Hazzazi
(m. 2004; div. 2008)
|Known for||Deputy Vice Chairman and CEO of A.C. Milan|
He is known for being former vice-chairman and CEO of AC Milan from 1986 to 2017, a period in the club's history known as the "Silvio Berlusconi era". During his tenure, Milan won five UEFA Champions League and eight Serie A titles among other achievements.
In 1991, as Milan was playing Marseille in Stade Vélodrome at the 1990–91 European Cup, the lights went out in the 87th minute. The lights came back after 15 minutes, but Galliani refused to bring back the team on the pitch, citing concerns about the match being disrupted by TV crews storming the field. Milan was subsequently eliminated from the competition and barred from UEFA competitions for one year, and Galliani himself was suspended from all official functions until July 1993.
In 2002, Galliani became president of the Lega Nazionale Professionisti, and maintained this position during his tenure as Milan president.
From 21 December 2004 to 15 June 2006, he assumed the duties of deputy vice president of Milan following the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi. Unable to hold the post due to a law governing conflict of interest (at the time Berlusconi was president of the Council of Ministers of Italy). He held the office again from 8 May 2008 to 13 April 2017.
On 13 April 2017, with the sale of the rossoneri by Fininvest to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, Galliani officially ended his career in Milan in which, as CEO, he won 29 trophies in 31 years.
In 2018, Galliani became CEO of Monza, a football club from his native town owned by Silvio Berlusconi. In January 2019, he made headlines for completing a total of 30 transfers in just one month.
On 29 May 2022, after beating Pisa in the Serie B promotion play-offs final, Monza secured their first-ever promotion to Serie A.
In 2011, Galliani was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame. In April 2016, Galliani was one of the prominent Italian individuals to be named in the Panama Papers leak.
Galliani's grandson, Adrian, is a footballer.
In Spanish: Adriano Galliani para niños
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