AC Milan’s cross logo is influenced by Italian history rather than being based on St. George from England.
The Rossoneri, who dominated Italian football in the 1990s, have produced some of the greatest players in history, including Paolo Maldini and Marco van Basten.
The club’s logo, which featured what looked to be a red St. George’s Cross against a white background, has long piqued the interest of England supporters.
Herbert Kilpin, an English immigrant who moved to the city in 1897, formed the club.
Ardent Ultras and AC Milan supporters continue to revere Kilpin, who was a native of Nottingham.
Banners with cartoon versions of their hero can be seen in the Curva Sud area of the field on occasion.
Kilpin made 23 appearances for Milan before retiring in 1908 and passing away in 1916.
Kilpin’s English heritage influenced the popular legend that the cross on the club’s renowned jersey was that of St. George.
However, according to the club’s official website, Italian history—not St. George—was the inspiration for the cross.
The club’s website states that the red cross on a white background was created in Italy before appearing on the English flag. It is considered the earliest portion of the club’s logo.
The Carroccio, which represented Milan’s opposition to imperial armies, was chosen after Genova used it as their emblem. It became the inspiration for AC Milan’s logo, which features a red cross on a white background.
Since its debut in 1160, the cross has been associated with Milan.
“In this emblem, there was a unity between the red, which stood for aristocracy, and the white, which stood for the people.
“These feelings of oneness were still present in the hearts of AC Milan supporters seven centuries later.
Aristocrats and “casciavt” (the working classes) were brought together by the Club’s shared admiration of the Rossoneri.