FourFourTwo's 100 Greatest Footballers EVER: No.20, Paolo Maldini

Paolo Maldini almost never played at right-back during his 25-year career, yet that was his natural position; the one where he started out. When he was 12 he spent countless hours kicking the ball various distances with his left foot, until he was as comfortable using it as his right.

His lifestyle was a model of elite-level professionalism, his private life was exactly that, while his work with the fabled ‘Milan lab’ ensured he remained in peak condition

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