Paolo Maldini

Il Capitano – The Italian defensive force, arguably the best in his generation.

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/MqQoXHmzJ9ZoOGdob8f8irvVUy6UuitpVqO.jpg TIMELESS: Maldini learnt from some of the great Italian defenders of the late 80s and 90s.

The Player

 

He spent the entirety of his professional career at AC Milan. Maldini was able to play in both left-back and centre back, thanks to his incredible adaptability. In his prime, Maldini’s pace and power set him out from the rest, making him a figurehead in AC Milan’s dominant years.

 

Key Skills
  • Two-footed
  • Slide tackling
  • Energetic forward runs

 

Maldini is considered by many to be one of the greatest defenders of all time

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. Maldini has won the Champions League 5 times
  • 2. He made over 1000 career appearances
  • 3. His father played for AC Milan, and his son does as well

 

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Final Note

AC Milan have had some great defenders in their long and successful history and to say Maldini is the best of them is a huge compliment to the player. 

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