Rare Matchworn Aldo Maldera #3 vs Palermo Coppa Italia 03.09.1980
Beautiful rare matchworn AC Milan Aldo Maldera #3 shirt vs Palermo Italian Cup 1980/81. Aldo Maldera was an instrumental part of AC Milan’s Serie B season and Coppa Italia run with 31 games for and 3 goals.
AC Milan had been relegated the previous season even though they had finished in 3rd place in the Serie A. The reason was the Totonero match-fixing scandal of 1980 which saw Milan and Lazio forcefully relegated to Serie B. For Milan this was the first time in their history.
Now it was up to player such as Aldo Maldera to get Milan back where they belong. The Milanese Maldera began his career in Milan in 1971 and reached more than 300 appearances for Milan in all tournaments. He played with stars such as Franco Baresi, Fabio Capello, and Enrico Albertosi.
Maldera had previously won the league and Coppa Italia with Milan. He and AC Milan were of course huge favourites to regain Serie A status in their first attempt. They lived up to the expectations by winning the Serie B ahead of Genoa and Cesena.
While the league naturally to precedence, Milan was also in action in Coppa Italia. This is where this Aldo Maldera match won AC Milan shirt stems from.
Back then the first round of Coppa Italia consisted of seven groups each containing five teams with one gaining access to the quarterfinals (last season’s winners, Roma, were already qualified). Milan finished fourth in their group.
During the group stage they faced off against Palermo, which is the match during which this matchworn AC Milan shirt was worn by Aldo Maldera. Palermo won the match by 1-0 via a goal scored by former AC Milan player Egidio Calloni.
However, as mentioned the main target was achieved with promotion back to Serie A. This is your chance to secure a rare piece of AC Milan history with this Aldo Maldera matchworn AC Milan shirt.
Shirt features and condition:
- Matchworn Aldo Maldera #3 AC Milan home shirt, short sleeves
- Rare Matchworn AC Milan shirt vs Palermo Coppa Italia 03.09.1980
- Scudetto metal star on left chest
- Milan devil on right chest
- Linea Milan shirt make
- No sponsor
- Shirt number #3
- No neck label
Provenance: Player swap.