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Daniel Maldini: Like grandfather, like father, like son

The Maldini title has been synonymous with AC Milan and a brand new chapter was scripted within the wealthy historical past of the household with the Italian giants. Daniel Maldini, son of Paolo Maldini, scored on his first begin for his father and grandfather’s membership.

The Maldini line continues

The 19-year previous, recent from the membership’s youth academy is Paolo’s second son and performs as an attacking midfielder. “The coach instructed me yesterday (Friday) that I used to be beginning, he confirmed me what we had been doing at set-pieces so I realised that I’d be within the beginning XI,” mentioned Daniel to DAZN.

The set-piece coaching would work as Maldini opened the scoring with a robust header in opposition to Spezia two minutes into the second half. Cameras caught his father celebrating emotionally after the objective.

“He’s demanding, rightly so, however he helps me out,” mentioned Maldini junior. “He’s my dad.” Paolo is presently the technical director at Milan and Daniel joined the membership’s youth setup proper after his father had retired.

He has been with the membership since 2010, has two appearances every for Italy’s U18 and U19 groups. Earlier than this recreation, Daniel was being slowly launched via substitutions into the sport till his first begin on Friday.

Trophy historical past

Maldini and Milan is a partnership that has been occurring since 1954. Cesare Maldini began his profession with Italian membership Triestina earlier than making the change. As soon as at Milan, he led the crew to 4 Serie A titles and one European Cup in 12 years on the membership.

Worldwide, Cesare earnt 14 caps for Italy and was a part of the crew within the 1962 World Cup. He captained each membership and nation.

After retiring in 1967, Cesare then went on to educate Milan twice, and Foggia and Parma as effectively. However his success as a supervisor was way more on the worldwide degree. Cesare was the three-time winner of the European Underneath-21 championship as coach of the Italy u21 crew. He then coached the Italian senior males’s crew on the 1998 World Cup after which the Paraguay WC crew in the course of the 2002 occasion.

Till then, it felt like senior Maldini’s document was untouchable, however then got here Paolo.

The best Maldini

25 years at one membership. One of many best defenders and gamers of all time. A part of a number of nice Milan groups to have dominated Europe. Il Capitano’s resume constructed on the work put by his father onto the membership and alleviated their household’s declare to dizzying heights.

Paolo began his Milan profession as a 17-year-old right-back however shortly switched onto the left flank as a result of his left foot was thought of to be higher. His first actual breakthrough got here within the 1987-88 season the place he was a part of AC Milan’s iconic defensive show via the season, the place they conceded a mere 14 targets all through. The constant league efficiency earned him a spot within the Italian crew and he was a daily for them till his worldwide retirement in 2003.

Maldini was a part of three iconic Milan groups. The Immortals, underneath Arrigo Sachi had been well-known for seven consecutive league titles and the Dutch trio of Marco Van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit. Maldini was then a part of the Invincibles Milan squad. Underneath Fabio Capello, this Milan facet went unbeaten for 58 video games at one level and received three consecutive titles underneath the previous England supervisor.

The final nice squad that Maldini was a part of was when Carlo Ancelotti, who was a part of the Immortals, started to educate Milan. Within the 2003-04 season, Milan went on to carry yet one more Champions League. The victory was even sweeter for Paolo as a result of it got here precisely 40 years after his father had received the European Cup. Each Cesare and Paolo’s European glories had been ratified in England as effectively. They grew to become solely the third father-son duo to win Europe’s high membership honours.

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