Matchworn Paolo Maldini #3 vs Denmark International Friendly 22.02.1989
A special Paolo Maldini #3 Italy shirt from an International Friendly vs Denmark, played at Arena Garibaldi on 22.02.1989. Paolo Maldini and Italy won the game 1-0 from a goal scored by Giuseppe Bergomi. The Italy team also included fellow Milan great Franco Baresi.
Paolo Maldini was an absolute legend and probably the best defender to have ever played the game, having played for only one club in his entire career – AC Milan. He represented AC Milan 647 times scoring 29 goals and Italy 126 times scoring 7 goals.
Paolo Maldini was relatively new on the national team at the time of the meeting with Denmark having made his debut in 1988. That year he was already and integral part of the Italy squad which made the semi-finals at the 1988 Euros in West Germany. Here they ended up losing to eventual runners-up the Soviet Union by 2-0.
By the time Maldini called quits on his career with the national team, he has accomplished a 2nd place at the 2000 Euros and a 3rd place at the 1994 World Cup.
As mentioned Maldini is also fondly remembered for his career with AC Milan. His father Cesare was also a Milan legend playing more than 400 games for the club. Paolo Maldini won seven league titles, five European Cup/Champions League, one Coppa Italia, five UEFA Super Cups and many more trophies with Milan.
Maldini is still associated with AC Milan as a technical director. The Maldini dynasty is continuing on the playing front at Milan with his youngest son Daniel currently being under contract at Milan.
Shirt features and condition:
- Matchworn Paolo Maldini #3 Italy shirt vs Denmark 22.02.1989
- Italy home shirt, long sleeves
- Dirty spots in various places from the match
- Italy emblem on left chest
- Diadora shirt make
- Shirt number #3
- Correct diadora size L. Made in Italy
- Correct inside washing label
Provenance: Former San Siro Museum.