Building AC Milan's Perfect Serie A Footballer

Midfielder Clarence Seedorf (L) of Itali
Clarence Seedorf and Kaka celebrate | TORU YAMANAKA/Getty Images

While the last few years have been excruciating for every AC Milan fan as Juventus win Scudetto after Scudetto, at least they can look back with glee at some of the club's former names and glories.

The early 2000s brought Milan one of the greatest sides Europe has ever seen, as the club reached three Champions League finals, beating the Bianconeri in 2003 and completing a successful revenge mission against Liverpool in 2007.

With the plethora of gifted players the Rossoneri have had in the modern era, just imagine the task of trying to create the perfect footballer using the best bits of them all.

Well, at 90min, we've done the hard work for you, putting together our Serie A monster and ultimate footballer...

Head - Zlatan Ibrahimović

Ibrahimovic has scored in four different decades
Ibrahimovic has scored in four different decades | Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

The tall Swede may have a head big enough for two, but its heading ability - not his ego - that means he forms part of our perfect footballer.

The current Milan striker has been an iconic figure of European footballer for a number of years, and has shown little sign of slowing down despite his age.

The 38-year-old has the kind of power in both feet and head that few possess, and most notably scored the winner over rivals Inter in the 2011 Supercoppa Italiana final - with his head, of course.

Brain - Ronaldinho

The Brazilian scored 26 goals in 95 games for the club.
The Brazilian scored 26 goals in 95 games for the club. | Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Okay, we'll admit, he wasn't necessarily at his best in Italy, but he was still good enough to earn a place in this selection.

The former Barcelona playmaker was a generational talent and arguably one of the most naturally gifted players to ever play the game.

While his brain may have let him down off the pitch, the party boy certainly put it to good effect on it as he frequently bamboozled defenders with his trickery and speed.

Eyes - Andrea Pirlo

Oh how they wish they'd never let him go.

The Italian was the artist in midfield in that famed Milan side of the 2000s, yet he was unbelievably allowed to leave the club on a free transfer in 2011, with his age no doubt a worry for Milan.

Yet, he joined Juventus and orchestrated the club's remarkable rise back to the top of Italian football, winning the title in all four of his seasons in Turin.

As for his eyes, well few players have had the vision that the coolest man in football possesses, as he nonchalantly strolled through games finding teammates with ease.

Lungs - Gennaro Gattuso

Ashley Cole (R) of Chelsea fights for th
Gattuso won two Champions Leagues for the club | AFP/Getty Images

The fiercest man in football seemingly never stopped running, and was the perfect foil for the more creative Pirlo.

While his managerial career may not have gotten off to the best of starts, his ferocious and tough-tackling approach to football enabled him to become one of the best in his position in Europe.

Body - Clarence Seedorf

The Dutch maestro is probably still fit enough now to be playing top-flight football, such is his ridiculously ripped body.

The former Real Madrid man was a truly gifted player in his pomp, lining up alongside Gattuso and Pirlo from 2002 to 2011 as part of one of Europe's most complete midfields.

The 44-year-old had the strength to match his brilliant footballing brain, with the club truly failing to replace him with players of a similar ilk.

A player who no doubt deserves more respect, particularly as he won four Champions League trophies with three different clubs.

Right Foot - Andriy Shevchenko

Shevchenko is the sixth highest goalscorer in European competitions - 67 goals,
Shevchenko is the sixth highest goalscorer in European competitions - 67 goals, | CARLO BARONCINI/Getty Images

For English football fans he may be the Chelsea flop and the man who missed his penalty in Istanbul, but he was one of the best strikers around in his pomp.

In his two spells at the club he scored a staggering 176 goals in all competitions, while also winning the Ballon d'Or in 2004.

His lethal right foot made him one of the most potent and prolific strikers in the club's history and the Ukrainian is another man who deserves wider respect.

Left Foot - Paolo Maldini

The Milan icon may not actually have been left-footed, but he was so good on his so-called 'weaker foot' that many are unsure as to which was his stronger.

The Italian did play at left-back - as well as centre-back - in a Milan career than spanned three different decades, and is arguably one of football's greatest ever defenders.

The one-club man carried on playing until the ripe old age of 41 and is an bonafide club legend - he had to get into our perfect footballer somehow.

Legs (Pace) - Kaká

Yes, of course he is on this list.

The final part of our monster-cum-footballer is the brilliant Brazilian who frequently tore defences apart for fun.

While he may not be your automatic pick for a man of sheer pace, he was definitely no slouch, and could glide across the pitch with the ball as quickly as he did without it, letting his long legs carry him forward.

Just have a look at his goal against Manchester United in 2007 where he ripped the United defence to shreds. Iconic.