Paolo Cesare Maldini was born on June 26, 1968. One of the greatest defenders of all time, he was equally comfortable at centre back or left back.
He made his debut at AC Milan as a 16-year-old, and spent all 25 seasons of his career there, before retiring aged 41.
He won 26 trophies with the club: five Champions Leagues, seven Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, five Supercoppa Italiana, five European Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups, and one FIFA Club World Cup.
He played 126 times for Italy, and was captain for 8 years, winning 74 caps as skipper. He was on the losing team in both the 1994 World Cup final and Euro 2000.