Paolo Maldini’s son show his potential as a Milan player

17-year-old midfielder Daniel Maldini was born in 2001 as the second son of the legendary AC Milan Paolo Maldini. He kicked in the 0-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the ICC 2019.

Daniel was placed as an attacking midfielder by coach Marco Giampaolo, behind two strikers Samuel Castillejo and Krzysztof Piatek. He played 58 minutes and left the field, giving room to Patrick Cutrone.

Daniel’s brother – Christian Maldini – is also a player and is a defender of Fano, playing in Serie C. Growing up from the Milan academy, Christian has never played for the club’s first team.

In 22 caps for Milan Primavera, Daniel scored 9 goals. He is judged to have a brighter future than Christian. However, Daniel will have to overcome great pressure if he wants to become a legend like his father and grandfather.

Cesare Maldini – Daniel ‘s grandfather – also an Italian football legend. However, unlike his grandfather, his father and his brother, Daniel did not play as a defender but in the position of the midfielder or fled. The 17-year-old is an outstanding young talent, who was called up to the Italian U18 team earlier this year.

Cesare, Milan’s captain, had 412 caps for the club, won four Serie A titles and won the European Cup in 1962. He also twice coached Milan, leading the team. The ball won the Italian National Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup between 1972 and 1974.

Paolo was even more successful, with 901 matches for Milan. He won the Serie A seven times, won the National Cup and Italian Super Cup five times. This legendary defender five times won the Champions League with Milan.

If Daniel continues to confirm his capacity and plays more often for the San Siro football team in the near future, he will be the 3rd successor of the Maldini family at the AC Milan football club, continuing the heroic tradition of Grandpa Cesare Maldini and his father Paolo Maldini, whose names and careers are associated with the long history of the famous black-and-red striped shirt of Milan.

Maldini and Boban return to AC Milan

After parting with Leonardo and coach Gennaro Gattuso, Ivan Gazidis began to rebuild AC Milan’s leadership and the two most famous names were invited: Paolo Maldini as Technical Director, and Zvonimir Boban as the club’s football commission head.

The icon of AC Milan, Paolo Maldini replaced Leonardo’s role, when the Brazilian legend will return to former club Paris Saint-Germain.

Zvonimir Boban, who played for AC Milan from 1991 to 2001, left FIFA when he gave up his position as Deputy Secretary General to return to AC Milan.

Maldini used to be Milan’s development manager and sports strategy but CEO Ivan Gazidis felt Maldini was the right man to replace Leonardo. “Paolo is the embodiment of quality and value to build a foundation for Milan club. I am very happy to have him lead the club’s sports field,” he said on the club’s website.

“For him, we will be able to build a modern club, founded by the highest quality professionals. It will be a journey we will pursue together to achieve a full project which is challenging and engaging, a project that requires great energy and dedication ”.

“I believe Paolo will show his experience, vision and leadership. Paolo is an integral part of AC Milan and knows how to succeed. He will be a reference point who is important for everyone “.

Boban and Maldini will work closely together, with former teammates reuniting as the Rossoneri coach.

Boban expressed: “I am very happy to be able to return to my beloved Milan and I will contribute to bringing it back to the right place. Milan must be a top club and a winning team, because this is unique in the history of the club and that is the nature of the fans and their passion, I will devote myself to this reason and the color of the Rossoneri.

Abandoning the position of FIFA Deputy Secretary-General to become the club’s “manager of football” is a step back and unacceptable, but Boban said: “When Paolo called me to ask if I could play the role or not, I jumped into the car and rushed to his house in Milan in the middle of the night. ”

“After talking to Ivan and the club, everything is clear. And I am here, in my city, in my club, I love and in a land that has given me a lot. I hope I can repay the place where I trust “.

Milan are still looking for Gennaro Gattuso‘s successor as coach, but they are expected to appoint coach Marco Giampaolo from Sampdoria.