Massimo AMBROSINI (#23)
A physically strong, tenacious, energetic, and hardworking defensive midfielder, Ambrosini was well regarded for his ability in the air, and was capable of being a goal-threat, in particular from set-pieces, due to his heading accuracy, as well as his powerful striking ability from distance, which even led manager Carlo Ancelotti to deploy him as a centre forward on occasion. Throughout his career, he stood out for his leadership, as well as his stamina, versatility, tactical intelligence, and aggressive tackling. Although Ambrosini primarily served as a ball winner, he was also known for his ability to start attacking plays after winning back possession, courtesy of his vision and passing range, despite his lack of notable technical skills.
Date of birth: May 29, 1977
Place of birth: Pesaro, Italy
Height: 1,82 m
Position: Midfield - Central Midfield
Milan career: 1995–2013
Appearances for Milan: 489 (6th)