The legend of «Milan» Paolo Maldini, who turns today 49 years, unsuccessfully began a tennis career.
In the first round match of the doubles tennis tournament Aspria Tennis Cup (a prize Fund of 43 thousand euros), he and Stefano Landoni was defeated by pole Tomasz Bednarek and Dutchman David Pelham 1:6, 1:6.
«The captain» played his entire career in «Milan». In 1978 and 2009 he defended the colors of «red and black» — following the path from the player to the children’s team superstars and legends of the club.
Seven-time champion Italy, five-time winner of the European Cup and Champions League, two-time winner of the Intercontinental Cup, the winner of club world Cup 2007.
In the years 1988-2002 Paolo Maldini played for the Italian national team. He is a bronze medalist of the world championship 1990, silver 1994 bronze medalist of European championship 1988, silver — 2000.