Paolo Maldini

Italian association football player

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.

Paolo Maldini
Paolo Maldini press conference in Tehran (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Paolo Cesare Maldini
Date of birth (1968-06-26) 26 June 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) 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

Club career statisticsEdit

Club statistics 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 statisticsEdit

[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 goalsEdit

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

HonoursEdit

Club[edit]Edit

Milan

Winner (26)

Runner-up (15)

InternationalEdit

Italy

IndividualEdit

RecordsEdit

OrdersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. "Paolo Maldini - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.