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Paolo Maldini
Paolo Maldini press conference in Tehran.jpg
Personal information
Full namePaolo Cesare Maldini
Date of birth (1968-06-26) 26 June 1968 (age 53)
Place of birthMilan, Italy
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionDefender (retired)
Youth career
1978-1984Milan
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1984-2009Milan
National team
1988-2002Italy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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.[1] He is the second-highest appearance maker in the history of Serie A.

Club career statistics

Club performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
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

[2]

Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
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 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
3. 11 November 1995 Bari, Italy  Ukraine 3–1 3–1 Euro 1996 Qualifying
4. 29 March 1997 Trieste, Italy  Moldova 1–0 3–0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
5. 30 April 1997 Napoli, Italy  Poland 2–0 3–0
6. 22 April 1998 Parma, Italy  Paraguay 1–0 3–1 Friendly
7. 5 June 1999 Bologna, Italy  Wales 3–0 4–0 Euro 2000 Qualifying

Honours

Club[edit]

Milan

Winner (26)

Runner-up (15)

International

Italy

Individual

Records

Orders

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

References