Blast From The Past – Paolo Maldini

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A new feature for the inevitable slow news days that will come over the summer. It’s pretty simple really – pick a great player from the past, find a decent youtube compilation, reminisce at how great they were. It wouldn’t normally be a player who has only just retired but then Paolo Maldini wasn’t just a normal player and he seems like a good place to start off. 25 years, one club, seven league titles, five European cups (plus three losing finals), all with model good looks to boot.

A record number of appearances for Milan and Italy, plus he played in four World Cups. He sadly never won an international honour, losing a World Cup final in 1994 and a European Championship final in 2000 (it seems a bit wrong that Marco Materazzi has won a World Cup but he hasn’t) but with Milan he won it all. His career has been legendary and for me he was the best left back ever.

Enjoy…

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Update: At the request of one of our readers, here are a few more in depth tributes to the great man. One, two, and of course three.

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2 Responses to “Blast From The Past – Paolo Maldini”

  1. Football Guy Says:

    You could have talked about the great man for a little bit longer than two paragraphs!!

  2. thesportboys Says:

    True, though it’s more about showing some footage of him than writing in depth about his career. I’ll update it with some tributes by others though.

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