Score 50: Paolo Maldini, the Eternal
Legends of the past as stars of today, all have left their mark on football. The editorial staff of Score have therefore come together and put together their Top 50 of the greatest footballers of all time, which we will bring to you. share day after day. 11th place today with Paolo Maldini.
Sometimes players have exceptional longevity. And above, there is Paolo Maldini. Who can claim to have played with Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli in the same career? Throughout his twenty four year career, the Italian central defender will only have known the Rossoneri jersey, possibly making him the greatest single club player in history.
Trained from its youngest classes by a father Cesare also a great footballer and then coach of the Italian Espoirs of which his son was part, he will start at an early age in Milan, and will become from his second year a staple of the rossoneri defense axis. An eminent member of the golden generation of Milan who would win two Champions Leagues in the early 1990s, he would survive there and continue to carry the club, bringing it back to the final of the biggest European competition in 1993. before returning to lift the trophy the following year, then in 2003 and 2007. With 18 years of difference between his first and his last European coronation, Maldini is an example of longevity and love of a club, he who now officiates as sports director at the club where he evolves … his son, Daniele Maldini. A tradition from father to son, always wearing this Rossoneri jersey from 1952 to today.
Italian Championship: 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004
Italian Cup: 2003
Champions League: 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007
Ballon d’Or: 3th in 1994 and 2003
11th in the Score standings, with 136 points
Reread the previous article on Paolo Maldini here.