A.C. Milan, one of the most most successful clubs in Italian and European football, announced on Tuesday the signing of Fotios Pseftis, an 18-year-old Greek goalkeeper.
Pseftis, who was on loan to the Italian behemoth from the Greek club Asteras Tripolis, convinced Milan’s technical directors of his enormous potential and made them activate his buy-out option.
Born in Athens on January, 19, 2003, Pseftis impressed the Italian scouts while playing for Asteras and he was booked for a trial with A.C. Milan.
“We are proud of the development of Fotis Pseftis, to whom we wish every success in his professional career,” states an announcement of the Tripoli club.
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“Another Asteras son has spread his wings at the highest level of professional football,” said the vice-president of the Greek club, Dimitris Borovilos.
“We are doubly proud. On the one hand, we are proud for the development of the kid who grew up in our club and on the other hand for the collaboration with one of the most important clubs in the world, like Milan,” he added.
Pseftis, a towering goalkeeper at 1.90 (6 feet 2 inches), has been selected for the Milan U-19 squad several times in the 2020-21 season.
The illustrious history of A.C. Milan
Founded in 1899 A.C. Milan has spent its entire history, with the exception of the 1980–81 and 1982–83 seasons, in the top flight of Italian football.
A.C. Milan’s 18 FIFA and UEFA trophies is the fourth highest out of any club (joint with Boca Juniors), and the most out of any Italian club.
The club has won a joint record three Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup, seven European Cup/Champions League titles, the UEFA Super Cup a joint record five times and the Cup Winners’ Cup twice.
With 18 league titles, Milan is the third most successful club in Serie A, behind local rivals Inter Milan (19 league titles) and Juventus (36 league titles).
Milan’s home games are played at San Siro, also known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The stadium, which is shared with city rival Internazionale, is the largest in Italian football, with a total capacity of 75,923.
They have a long-standing rivalry with Inter, with whom they contest the Derby della Madonnina; it is one of the most followed derbies in all of football.