Alessandro Nesta, who is holding a press conference today at 14.00 has been at the club since 2002.
MILAN - Alessandro Nesta became a Rossoneri player on the last day of the 2002 transfer window, Saturday 31 August. It was an electric day. The day after, Nesta traveled from the balcony of the Gallia Hotel to underneath the Curva Sud beside Inter’s Hernan Crespo in a friendly derby between the two Milanese teams.
After making his debut against Modena on 14 September 2002, Alessandro and Milan have made history together. A proud and intense history going back to the Rossoneri qualification for the Champions League group stages at the expense of Slovan Liberac. With Nesta at the heart of the defense, Milan won 2 Champions League titles as well as playing in another final, semi-final and 2 quarter finals.
2 league titles, 4 Supercups (2 Italian, 2 European), and an Italian cup were all added to the club with Nesta in the side. Fans will remember in particular his goal in the World Club Cup Final in 2007 against Boca Juniors in 2007. The game was tied at 1-1 and it took Alessandro to get his team on the winning track.
After a long term back injury in the 2008-2009 season, Nesta, thanks to his own inner strength and with the help of his family, went on to play 3 more seasons with his head held high and wearing the Rossoneri shirt.