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Paolo Maldini
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Personal information
Full name Paolo Cesare Maldini
Date of birth 26 June 1968 (1968-06-26) (age 52)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Youth career
1978-1984 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984-2009 Milan
National team
1988-2002 Italy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paolo Maldini (born 26 June 1968) is a former Italian football player. He had played for Milan and Italy national team. Maldini is considered by many to be one of the greatest defenders of all time and, by some, to be the greatest ever. He is the second-highest appearance maker in the history of Serie A.

Club career statistics

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1984/85 Milan Serie A 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
1985/86 27 0 6 0 6 0 39 0
1986/87 30 1 7 0 - 37 1
1987/88 26 2 1 0 2 0 29 2
1988/89 26 0 7 0 7 0 40 0
1989/90 30 1 6 0 8 0 44 1
1990/91 26 4 3 0 4 0 33 4
1991/92 31 3 7 1 - 38 4
1992/93 31 2 8 0 10 1 49 3
1993/94 30 1 2 0 10 1 42 2
1994/95 29 2 1 0 11 0 41 2
1995/96 30 3 3 0 8 0 41 3
1996/97 26 1 3 0 6 0 35 1
1997/98 30 0 7 0 - 37 0
1998/99 31 1 2 0 - 33 1
1999/00 27 1 4 0 6 0 37 1
2000/01 31 1 4 0 14 0 49 1
2001/02 15 0 0 0 4 0 19 0
2002/03 29 2 1 0 19 0 49 2
2003/04 30 0 0 0 9 0 39 0
2004/05 33 0 0 0 13 1 46 1
2005/06 14 2 0 0 9 0 23 2
2006/07 18 1 0 0 9 0 27 1
2007/08 17 1 0 0 4 0 21 1
2008/09 30 0 0 0 2 0 32 0
Country Italy 648 29 72 1 161 3 881 33
Total 648 29 72 1 166 3 886 33

International career statistics

Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
1988 10 0
1989 7 0
1990 11 0
1991 8 0
1992 7 0
1993 5 2
1994 12 0
1995 7 1
1996 7 0
1997 11 2
1998 11 1
1999 7 1
2000 11 0
2001 7 0
2002 5 0
Total 126 7

International goals

Scores and results list Italy's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 January 1993 Florence, Italy Mexico 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 24 March 1993 Palermo, Italy Malta 6–1 6–1 FIFA World Cup 1994 Qualification
3. 11 November 1995 Bari, Italy Ukraine 3–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 1996 Qualification
4. 29 March 1997 Trieste, Italy Moldova 1–0 3–0 FIFA World Cup 1998 Qualification
5. 30 April 1997 Napoli, Italy Poland 2–0 3–0 FIFA World Cup 1998 Qualification
6. 22 April 1998 Parma, Italy Paraguay 1–0 3–1 Friendly
7. 5 June 1999 Bologna, Italy Wales 3–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification

Honours

Club[edit]

Winner (26)

Runner-up (15)

International

Individual

  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 1988, 1996, 2000
  • Bravo Award: 1989
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1990, 1994
  • Ballon d'Or: Third-place 1994, 2003
  • World Soccer Player of the Year: 1994
  • ESM Team of the Year: 1994–95, 1995–96, 1999–00, 2002–03
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: Silver Award 1995
  • Premio Nazionale Carriera Esemplare "Gaetano Scirea": 2002
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2002
  • FIFA XI: 2002
  • UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match: 2003
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2003, 2005
  • UEFA President's Award: 2003
  • Serie A Defender of the Year: 2004
  • FIFA 100
  • UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll: #10
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2005
  • UEFA Club Defender of the Year: 2007
  • Premio internazionale Giacinto Facchetti: 2008
  • FIFA Order of Merit: 2008
  • UEFA Champions League Achievement Award: 2009
  • Marca Leyenda: 2009
  • Italian Football Hall of Fame: 2012
  • World Soccer Greatest XI of all time: 2013
  • One Club Man Award: 2016
  • UEFA Euro All-time XI
  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame

Records

  • Most appearances in all competitions (A.C. Milan): 902
  • Most league appearances (only Serie A regular-seasons): 647
  • Most league appearances for A.C. Milan (only Serie A regular-seasons): 647
  • Most UEFA club competitions appearances: 174
  • Most UEFA club competitions appearances for A.C. Milan: 174
  • Most European competitions appearances: 168
  • Most European competitions appearances for A.C. Milan: 168
  • Most UEFA Champions League appearances for A.C. Milan: 139
  • Most finals played in UEFA Champions League – 8 (tied with Francisco Gento)
  • Youngest first-team player (A.C. Milan): 16 years and 208 days (against Udinese, 20 January 1985)
  • Longest-serving player (A.C. Milan): 24 years and 132 days (from 20 January 1985 to 31 May 2009)
  • Most FIFA World Cup appearances for Italy: 23
  • Record of minutes played in the World Cups: 2216
  • Fastest goal scored in UEFA Champions League/European Cup final history: 50 seconds, 2005
  • Oldest player to score a goal in UEFA Champions League/European Cup final history: aged 36 years and 333 days, playing for A.C. Milan against Liverpool, 2005

Orders

4th Class / Officer: Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: 2000
5th Class / Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: 1991



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