Berlusconi eyes stadium honour
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AC Milan president and Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has set his sights on having a stadium named after himself.

With Milan on the brink of wrapping up their 18th league title, needing just one more point from their final three games to do so, Berlusconi was eager to share in the on-field successes of the Serie A club.

"We only talk about the title when it's printed on the club jersey," Berlusconi told the Porta a Porta TV programme. "In this case for Milan it will be the 27th major trophy (of his era) and the 26 trophies already won under my management have already made Milan the most successful team in the world and made me the most successful president in the history of football.

"After me the president who won the most was the great [Santiago] Bernabeu and the Spanish paid tribute by naming a stadium after him."

After me the president who won the most was the great [Santiago] Bernabeu and the Spanish paid tribute by naming a stadium after him.
Silvio Berlusconia, AC Milan president

Berlusconi's assertion to be the most successful president is one that allows for a certain creativity with the facts. Milan have won five UEFA Champions League crowns, seven titles, and one Italian Cup since he bought the club in 1986.

That does not match Bernabeu's record of six European Cups, 16 Spanish titles and six Spanish Cups. However, Berlusconi includes celebratory trophies such as Supercups to his official tally, most of which weren't around in Bernabeu's day. Berlusconi's statistics are therefore boosted by five Italian Supercups, five European Supercups, two Intercontinental Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup.

His chances of having Milan's San Siro stadium named after him are also very slim as it is currently named after Giuseppe Meazza, one of Italy's all-time greatest players, and also the fact that the stadium is shared with bitter rivals Inter Milan.