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Paolo Maldini

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Paolo Cesare Maldini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːolo malˈdiːni]; born 26 June 1968) is an Italian former professional footballer who played primarily as a left back and centre back for AC Milan and the Italy national team. He is widely regarded as the greatest defender of all time. As the Milan and Italy captain for many years he was nicknamed "Il Capitano" ("The Captain"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paolo Maldini has received more than 7,335,623 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia. Paolo Maldini is the 44th most popular soccer player (down from 40th in 2019), the 616th most popular biography from Italy (down from 594th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Paolo Maldini is most famous for his long career as a professional footballer with AC Milan and the Italian national team. He played as a left-back and spent all 25 seasons of his career at Milan, making 902 appearances and scoring 26 goals. He won 26 trophies with Milan, including five Serie A titles, five Supercoppa Italiana, five European Cup/Champions League titles, one UEFA Super Cup, two Intercontinental Cups, and one FIFA Club World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Paolo Maldini ranks 44 out of 16,880Before him are Josef Masopust, László Kubala, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Lothar Matthäus, Roberto Baggio, and Antonín Panenka. After him are Ronaldo, Flórián Albert, Ruud Gullit, Omar Sívori, Ricardo Zamora, and Romário.

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Among people born in 1968, Paolo Maldini ranks 4Before him are Will Smith, Celine Dion, and Daniel Craig. After him are Felipe VI of Spain, Hugh Jackman, Mika Häkkinen, Naomi Watts, Gillian Anderson, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Didier Deschamps, and Marine Le Pen.

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Among people born in Italy, Paolo Maldini ranks 616 out of 4,668Before him are Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), Leonardo Bruni (1370), Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), and Giulio Andreotti (1919). After him are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Pierluigi Collina (1960), Francesca da Rimini (1259), Pope John II (470), Gaius Caesar (-20), and Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Paolo Maldini ranks 4Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Cesare Maldini (1932), and Roberto Baggio (1967). After him are 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).