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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 and 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 1,124,541 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Cesare Maldini is the 16th most popular soccer player (down from 13th in 2019), the 342nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 291st 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 16 out of 16,880Before him are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Zinedine Zidane, Giuseppe Meazza, Josef Bican, George Best, and Michel Platini. After him are Cristiano Ronaldo, Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Luis Suárez, Francisco Gento, and Lionel Messi.

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Among people born in 1932, Cesare Maldini ranks 12Before him are Omar Sharif, Andrei Tarkovsky, François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, Johnny Cash, and John Williams. After him are Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Roh Tae-woo, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Anouk Aimée, and Glenn Gould. Among people deceased in 2016, Cesare Maldini ranks 15Before him are Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, and Dario Fo. After him are Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Islam Karimov, Andrzej Wajda, George Michael, Abbas Kiarostami, and Carlos Alberto Torres.

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Among people born in Italy, Cesare Maldini ranks 342 out of 4,668Before him are Roger II of Sicily (1095), Andrea Doria (1466), Canaletto (1697), Dario Fo (1926), Pope Paul II (1417), and Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46). After him are Pope Linus (1), Antipope John XXIII (1370), Longinus (100), Pope Honorius IV (1210), Pope John X (860), and Luigi Boccherini (1743).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Cesare Maldini ranks 2Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910). After him are Roberto Baggio (1967), Paolo Maldini (1968), Paolo Rossi (1956), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Gianni Rivera (1943), Silvio Piola (1913), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Francesco Totti (1976), Roberto Mancini (1964), and Franco Baresi (1960).