Paolo Maldini

Paolo Maldini is my favourite player in football since i was little. So i want to give a little information about him. Enjoy, and give some comment too if you can.

Maldini

Paolo Maldini (born June 26, 1968 in Milan) is an Italian footballer who currently plays for A.C. Milan. He is also a former Italian national team captain and the most capped player for Italy with 126 caps. Maldini has played in 8 Champions League finals (6 under its current format) since the inception of the tournament – equalling Francisco Gento’s record and more than any other active player.

He is the son of Cesare Maldini and one of the most famous members of the Italian national football team. Maldini is a a defender who now predominantly plays the position of centre back although he sometimes plays at left back which is his original position in the team. Throughout his long career, he has remained a one club man with A.C. Milan, where he holds the current captaincy, and has currently made the most appearances for the club (as well as any player in Serie A) after having passed Franco Baresi’s record of 512. He made his Serie A debut on January 20, 1985 in a 1-1 away tie to Udinese, under Nils Liedholm’s spell as AC Milan boss, and reached his 600th Serie A appearance (not including playoff matches) on May 13, 2007, in another 1-1 away tie, this time to Catania.

Maldini is widely regarded as the best defender of his era and one of the greatest defenders of all time. Approaching 40 years of age, he is still playing at the very highest level, which is confirmed by his inclusion in the FIFPro World XI in 2005, his nomination to the UEFA Champions League 2004-2005 most valuable defender title, second place in Golden Foot nominations in 2005, a top-ten finish in the voting for the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year, and a UEFA Champions League victory in 2007.

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