Paolo Cesare Maldini (born 26 June 1968 in Milan, Italy) is a former Italian footballer who played as a centre back. He spent all 25 seasons of his career at Serie A club AC Milan, before retiring at the age of 40 in 2009. During that period, Maldini won the Champions League five times, as well as seven Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, five Supercoppa Italiana, five European Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups. He played for 14 years for the Italian national team, making his debut in 1988 before retiring in 2002 with 126 caps and four World Cup participations.

Maldini played at a world class level for over 20 years and won the Best Defender trophy at the UEFA Club Football Awards at the age of 39. He was also the AC Milan and Italy captain for many years and was considered a leader amongst leaders by fellow footballers leading to the nickname "Il Capitano" (the Captain). Maldini's father Cesare formerly played for and captained Milan and is a successful national U-21 coach.

Paolo Maldini and his trophy of Champion League

Paolo Maldini and his costume

Paolo Maldini dribbling the ball

Paolo Maldini in his press conferences

Funny pose of Paolo Maldini

Paolo Maldini was scrambled the ball with the rival

Paolo Maldini and his rival chase the ball

Sexy pose by Paolo Maldini

Paolo Maldini and his wife in wedding moment

Personal information
Full name: Paolo Cesare Maldini
Date of birth: 26 June 1968 (1968-06-26) (age 42)
Place of birth: Milan, Italy
Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position: Left back/Centre back

Youth career
1978–1985 AC Milan

Senior career*
1985–2009 AC Milan 647 (29)

National team
1986–1988 Italy U-21 12 (5)
1988–2002 Italy 126 (7)

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