The football universe has created several dream teams, which include legends like Lionel Messi, Deigo Maradona, Pele, and many more. Some are the first-choice players, and some legends aren’t even a part of the dream team. But the Italian legendary footballer, Paolo Maldini is one of the top picks for the dream XI, according to fans and experts. Well, in a recent interview, he said something that has shaken the football world.
Paolo Maldini said,
“I am the biggest loser in the history of football.”
Here is the complete statement: I’m the biggest loser in the history of football. I won a lot, 5 Champions Leagues. But I lost 3 Championship League finals, 3 Intercontinental Cup finals, 1 World Cup final, 1 World Cup semi-final, and 1 European Championship final. I was lucky enough to win a lot, and I saw these lost finals as part of the game. I accepted everything honestly.
To be honest, he has had one of the best football careers in history and is also considered the best defender in football history. Having him on a team is always a blessing, and AC Milan was blessed to have him on their team.
As we all know, Maldini spent his entire football career with AC Milan. He joined the club’s youth team in 1978, when he was just 10 years old. After years of hard work and training, he finally made it into their senior squad, and in 1984, he made his professional career debut. Later, after 25 seasons, more than 100 appearances, 26 trophies with Milan, and uncountable awards, he announced his retirement from football in 2009.
a young boy born in Milan who dreamed of being a professional footballer and retired as a legend of the game. Well, he is not the biggest loser, but he is the biggest winner in football history.
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- Full name: Paolo Cesare Maldini
- Date of birth: June 26, 1968
- Age: 55 years old
- Nationality: Italian
- Height: 1.86 m (6 feet 1 inch)
- Position: Defender
- Represented teams: AC Milan (1984–2009) and Italy National Football Team (1988–2002)