Paolo Maldini Top 45 Quotes Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

Paolo Cesare Maldini is a well-known retired Italian professional footballer who played as a left-back and central defender for A.C. Milan and the Italy national team. Most people see him as one of the best defenders of all time, as well as one of the greatest players of all time.

Furthermore, he holds the record for the most Serie A appearances (647). He is now a technical director for Milan and a co-owner of Miami FC, a USL Championship club. Paolo Maldini played for Milan for a total of 25 seasons before retiring in 2009. He was 41 years old when he retired.

In terms of accolades and accomplishments, he has won 25 trophies from various categories, including the UEFA Champions League, Serie A championships, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, European Super FIFA Club World Cup, and Intercontinental Cups. Now, take a look at his best 48 quotes that will assist you every day.

  1. “It would be great to lift the Champions League trophy.”― Paolo Maldini
  2. “Too much tension can do bad things to you.”― Paolo Maldini
  3. “Miami has been my second home for 15 years, so I look forward to spending more and more time here as co-owner of Miami FC, giving my enthusiastic contribution for its success.”― Paolo Maldini
  4. “It is very hard to find a good defender who is strong and good with the ball. Very hard.”― Paolo Maldini
  5. “We are glad not only to bring a professional soccer team to Miami but also to support all of its communities through our social responsibility commitment.”― Paolo Maldini
  6. “SERGIO RAMOS HAS EVERYTHING TO BECOME THE BEST DEFENDER IN THE WORLD, IF HE IS NOT ALREADY.”― PAOLO MALDINI  
  7. “Bringing in innovation and youth is not a bad thing: it is a courageous choice.”― Paolo Maldini
  8. “Milan is not just a team for me. It is part of my life.”― Paolo Maldini
  9. “My teammate Franco Baresi was a real captain. He was an example for everyone. Not a big talker. He never talked. But on the field or in training, he was No. 1.”― Paolo Maldini
  10. “I started playing when I was 10 for Milan, and I quit when I was 41, so it’s a long, long career.”― Paolo Maldini
  11. “Galliani is a great leader but can’t understand players.”― Paolo Maldini
  12. “Sometimes when you have difficulties qualifying, you can still go and play a good World Cup.”― Paolo Maldini
  13. “You cannot choose your opponents.”― Paolo Maldini
  14. “I have a great relationship with the fans. They love me; they have always shown that.”― Paolo Maldini
  15. “I WON MY FIRST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IN 1989, AND I WON MY LAST ONE 18 YEARS LATER.”― PAOLO MALDINI  
  16. “When I was a kid, I wanted to be a football player. So I achieved my dream.”― Paolo Maldini
  17. “I had my father on the Under-21 team and during the World Cup in France in 1998 – and also in AC Milan for four months. So it was a weird experience, because having your father as a coach is pretty weird, and I was the captain. But he was great.”― Paolo Maldini
  18. “My father used to give me a lot of advice.”― Paolo Maldini
  19. “I was lucky enough to play against Maradona. He and Ronaldo, when he was at Inter Milan – they were my toughest opponents.”― Paolo Maldini
  20. “I don’t like the idea of being a coach.”― Paolo Maldini
  21. “My father was a coach, so there was a lot of moving around, not having a base.”― Paolo Maldini
  22. “I did boxing for three years, and that was very nice. It’s a hard but great, great sport. I really love the training aspect of it.”― Paolo Maldini
  23. “There’s nothing unusual about serving the same employer for 23 years.”― Paolo Maldini
  24. “I have great respect for the Premier League, but why leave Milan? I’ve got everything I want here.”― Paolo Maldini
  25. “My father instilled in me the need to behave correctly on and off the pitch.”― Paolo Maldini
  26. “It’s funny that as soon as I retired from international football, Italy won the World Cup.”― Paolo Maldini
  27. “If you only sign the players of one FIFA agent, sometimes you can make the deal, sometimes you can’t.”― Paolo Maldini
  28. “I will not play a farewell game with the national team. I would like to thank the federation for expressing an interest. But I prefer to leave football with an official match because I am not a fan of farewell games.”― Paolo Maldini
  29. “I think Milan lacks a bit of renovation and planning for the future. Too often, they focused only on the present, particularly after the 2007 Champions League triumph.”― Paolo Maldini
  30. “San Siro is a tricky stadium. If you have the right personality, it helps you. But if you don’t have the right personality, it can be very hard to play in San Siro.”― Paolo Maldini
  31. “Liverpool are a team that has no fear.”― Paolo Maldini
  32. “I like to play aggressive.”― Paolo Maldini
  33. “I got the chance to play the sport that I love, which was football, successfully for 25 years. Life has been great for me.”― Paolo Maldini
  34. “I love sport, and I play to keep myself fine in the mind because it helps there.”― Paolo Maldini
  35. “Ahead of a semi-final, there is always the same buzz. You know you are very close to reaching the final, but there is no way you can relax because then you will be punished.”― Paolo Maldini
  36. “Even though I am not going to coach in the future, if I had to pass on a recommendation, it would be to base your game on having a strong defence.”― Paolo Maldini
  37. “Milan has no reservations signing veteran players and has always taken into account the image and communication factors.”― Paolo Maldini
  38. “LIVERPOOL ARE A TEAM THAT IS ESSENTIALLY VERY DEFENSIVE; CAUTION IS AT THE HEART OF THEIR GAME.”― PAOLO MALDINI
  39. “You simply can’t judge a team’s football from the country it comes from.”― Paolo Maldini
  40. “Once Liverpool go ahead, they are dangerous because it becomes hard to find space to break them down, especially if you are not playing all that brilliantly.”― Paolo Maldini
  41. “In the Champions League, you can focus on a single game and play in exactly the style you need.”― Paolo Maldini
  42. “A rookie coach must be supported by a very strong structure and not get burned.”― Paolo Maldini
  43. “Baggio is a unique player. It should not surprise you that he gets the most press. But you must remember that it takes a full team to win.”― Paolo Maldini
  44. “To compete with the great teams in Europe, you have to invest money. There is no other way to reach that kind of level.”― Paolo Maldini
  45. “In the 1990s, we had seven great teams – Milan, Inter, Juventus, Parma, Lazio, Roma, Fiorentina. If you look at the players, they were great players, but there was some crazy investment, and some teams went bankrupt, like Parma and Lazio.”― Paolo Maldini