List Of All Lazio Players Who Transferred Directly To AC Milan

Lazio and AC Milan are the two elite clubs in Italian football. In the 1998/1999 season, they also had time for a fierce battle for the Serie A title. It was then that the Rossoneri managed to claim the title with a one-point lead over the Biancoceleste.

Unlike on the field, Lazio and AC Milan were quite friendly at the transfer table. Many players who had defended both clubs, even moved directly.  Well, this is a line of AC Milan players who were transferred directly from Lazio.

1. Mauro Tassotti

As one of the Milan legends, perhaps not many people know that Mauro Tasotti started his career with Lazio. Born in Rome, Tasotti first became a professional footballer in 1978, when he wore a Biancoceleste jersey.

After 41 Serie A games with Lazio, he accepted Milan's offer in 1980. It was at this club that Tassotti won titles, including 5 Serie A titles, 3 Champions League titles, 3 European Super Cups, 2 Intercontinental Cups, and 4 Italian Super Cups.

2. Alessandro Iannuzzi

Alessandro Iannuzzi is a Lazio player on loan to Vicenza. He successfully guided Vicenza to the 1996/1997 Coppa Italia and was eventually recalled to Lazio in the 1998/1999 season.

Unfortunately, Iannuzzi failed to make it into Lazio's regular squad despite tasting the Italian Super Cup title.  The next season, he was sold to AC Milan.  His fate wasn't much better either, as he was replaced more frequently due to physical problems and was eventually released permanently to Messina.

3. Maurizio Domizzi

The name Maurizio Domizzi may not be well known. He is a product of the Lazio Academy but started his career in Livorno in Serie C1 in 1998. Domizzi resigned from Lazio in 2000, but unfortunately did not play regularly and was eventually sold to Milan.

After arriving in Milan in 2001, Domizzi was immediately loaned to Modena. Milan is not keen to use his services despite his stellar loan spell. In June 2002, Domizzi was recruited by Sampdoria with the status of joint-ownership and finally bought permanently.

4. Alessandro Nesta

Alessandro Nesta is a Lazio legend.  A product of the club, he broke into the first team in 1993 and developed into one of Italy's finest defenders.  Nesta led Biancoceleste to win Serie A, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italia, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.

After nine years in the city of Rome, he agreed to move to AC Milan in mid-2002 due to Lazio's financial crisis.  Forming a strong partnership with Paolo Maldini, he led Il Diavolo to two Serie A and UEFA Champions League titles, respectively.

5. Giuseppe Pancaro

Giuseppe Pancaro was picked up by Lazio from Cagliari in 1997. Can play as either left or right back, he won titles at the City of Rome, including two Coppa Italias, once Serie A, once UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, once UEFA Super Cup, and twice  Supercoppa Italia.

After six seasons at Lazio, Pancaro was traded with Demetrio Albertini from AC Milan.  His consistent game made him an important part of the Rossoneri when they won the 2003/2004 Serie A season.  After being at AC Milan, he was in the uniform of Fiorentina.

6. Jaap Stam

Jaap Stam achieved success when he decided to defend Manchester United in 1998. He became part of the Red Devils when they won the treble winners in the 1998/1999 season.  However, the Dutch defender only lasted three years in England and was released to Lazio in 2001.

His career with the team from Rome was not too bad, winning the Coppa Italia 2003/2004.  However, like when he was at Manchester United, Stam also only lasted three years at Lazio and moved to AC Milan.  At the red and black club, he had won the 2004 Supercoppa Italia.

7. Massimo Oddo

As a wing-back in the 2000s era, Massimo Oddo's name may be less than phenomenal.  However, this Italian-born player has many titles.  One of the most memorable was when he was a member of the Gli Azzurri who won the 2006 World Cup which took place in Germany.

At the club level, Oddo defended Lazio for quite a long time, from 2002 to 2007, and had won the Coppa Italia 2003/2004.  In January 2007, he accepted the proposal of AC Milan.  Oddo played in the 2006/2007 Champions League final when they beat Liverpool 2-1.

8. Lucas Biglia

Lazio became Lucas Biglia's first club when he started his career in Italy.  He officially moved to Le Aquile in July 2003. Unfortunately, despite being an important part of the club's midfield and eventually being appointed team captain, he failed to bring Biancoceleste to a prestigious title.

After four seasons in the City of Rome, Biglia agreed to move to AC Milan in July 2017. Like when he wore the sky blue uniform, he also failed to bring the I Rossoneri to victory despite appearing regularly in midfield.  This Argentine player was then released for free at the close of the 2019/2020 season.

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