(IN THE PHOTO: Marco Van Basten’s last visit to the San Siro) 
MILAN – Many happy returns to Marco Van Basten, who celebrates his 50th birthday today. Everybody at the club and all of the fans wish the player known as the Swan of Utrecht a very happy birthday. 
Van Basten bid farewell to the San Siro 19 years ago at just 31 years of age and with only 4 "full" seasons to his name because of injury. In that short space of time however he left fans amazed with his magic out on the pitch, none more so than the club president Silvio Berlusconi who fell in love with the Dutchman’s playing style. 
His masterful control of the ball, his performances and his desire to fight back from that ankle injury to the point of risking further damage, made their mark on all of the fans who wish him heartfelt best wishes on this day. Happy Birthday Marco!