A young Paolo Maldini.
A one club man. An Italian legend. An AC Milan icon. Paolo Maldini played nearly 650 games for Milan and 126 times for Italy in a near 25 year professional career.
Alex Ferguson – “When I think of the current generation, Lionel Messi is top-level, and, although he has never taken my breath away, Kaka has impressed and Zinedine Zidane was brilliant but without a doubt, Paolo Maldini has been my favourite. He has a wonderful presence, competitive spirit, athleticism, and although not the world’s greatest technically, he has influenced all the Milan teams during his wonderfully successful era.”