Paolo Maldini

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Maldini in 2007, photo by

Birth Name: Paolo Cesare Maldini

Place of Birth: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Birth: 26 June, 1968

Ethnicity: Italian, as well as Slovenian

Paolo Maldini is an Italian professional footballer. He played as a left back and central defender for A.C. Milan and the Italy national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest ever defenders and greatest players of all time.

Paolo is the son of Marisa Mazzucchelli and Cesare Maldini, who is a professional footballer and coach. His father was born in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, and is usually said to have Slovenian ancestry. The surname Maldini was allegedly Italicized from Maldič/Mladič. Marisa was born in Lombardy, Italy.

Paolo is married to Venezuelan model Adriana Fossa. Adriana is of partial Italian ancestry. The couple has two children, including footballer Christian Maldini.

Paolo’s paternal grandfather was named Albino Maldini (the son of Giuseppe Maldini).

Paolo’s paternal grandmother was named Maria Vodeb.

15 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Sì ho visto anch’io che ha sbagliato. Magari boh parla l’italiano come seconda lingua ma non lo scrive correttamente. Non è che sei l’unica persona che parla italiano nel mondo.

  2. andrew says:

    An immigration record.

    Anyway no proof Albino Maldini (the son of Giuseppe Maldini) had Slovenian roots, unlike his wife Maria Vodeb. His surname was spelled Maldini on their marriage record, in this:

    I’d add “likely some Slovenian” to Paolo.

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