Cesare Maldini

1932 - 2016

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Cesare Maldini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃeːzare malˈdiːni, ˈtʃɛː-]; 5 February 1932 – 3 April 2016) was an Italian professional football manager and player who played as a defender. Father to Paolo Maldini; grandfather to Daniel Maldini: Cesare began his career with Italian side Triestina, before transferring to AC Milan in 1954, whom he captained to win four Serie A league titles and one European Cup during his twelve seasons with the club. He retired in 1967, after a season with Torino. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cesare Maldini has received more than 979,370 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Cesare Maldini is the 13th most popular soccer player (up from 16th in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from Italy (up from 335th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Cesare Maldini was a legendary Italian footballer who played as a defender. He is most famous for being part of the Italian national team that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Cesare Maldini ranks 13 out of 16,923Before him are Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, Giuseppe Meazza, and Zinedine Zidane. After him are George Best, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Zico, Michel Platini, Just Fontaine, and Didi.

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Among people born in 1932, Cesare Maldini ranks 12Before him are Andrei Tarkovsky, Omar Sharif, Miloš Forman, Luc Montagnier, François Truffaut, and John Williams. After him are Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Gerhard Richter, Anouk Aimée, Anthony Perkins, and Glenn Gould. Among people deceased in 2016, Cesare Maldini ranks 14Before him are Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Imre Kertész, and Zaha Hadid. After him are Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Islam Karimov, Alvin Toffler, and Jerome Bruner.

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Among people born in Italy, Cesare Maldini ranks 291 out of 4,088Before him are Umberto II of Italy (1904), Pope Julius I (300), Pope Innocent I (378), Andrea Doria (1466), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), and Vitus (290). After him are Cosimo de' Medici (1389), Antonio da Correggio (1489), Gaius Cassius Longinus (-87), Pope Innocent II (1100), Lisa del Giocondo (1479), and Christine de Pizan (1365).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Cesare Maldini ranks 2Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910). After him are Paolo Maldini (1968), Roberto Baggio (1967), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Paolo Rossi (1956), Silvio Piola (1913), Gianni Rivera (1943), Franco Baresi (1960), Francesco Totti (1976), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), and Alessandro Del Piero (1974).