The legendary defender of «Milan» and the Italian national team, Paolo Maldini will try themselves in professional tennis, according to British newspaper the Sun.
The player received a wild card from the organizers of the tournament series «Challenger», which will be held in Milan (prize Fund of 30 thousand dollars).
The legend of Italian football will perform together with Stefano Landoni in doubles.
According to the publication, the debut of Paolo Maldini on the professional court will be held June 26. On this day, the former Milan player, turns 49 years old.
«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.