From Victorian lace warehouse assistant to founder of Milan Foot-Ball & Cricket Club, Herbert Kilpin came a long way from his humble roots in Nottingham.
But while he only played for the love of football and died in obscurity in 1916, his club went on to become one of the most successful and famous sides in the world: AC Milan.
This is Herbert Kilpin’s story. Regarded by many as the father of Italian football, to the fans of his club he is known, simply, as The Lord of Milan.
On the centenary of his death, finally Kilpin is coming home.
A documentary by LeftLion about the life of Herbert Kilpin, the Nottingham-born co-founder of AC Milan Football Club, and the Anglo-Italian group of fans who want to keep his name alive.
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