Former Italy coach Maldini dies at 84

Cesare Maldini

Cesare Maldini spent his entire playing career in his native Italy

Former AC Milan defender and Italy coach Cesare Maldini has died, aged 84.

As a player, Maldini won four Serie A titles with Milan, as well as their first European Cup in 1963. He then managed the club between 1972-1974.

In 1996, he became the coach of Italy – with son Paolo captaining the team – before going on to lead Paraguay in the 2002 World Cup.

AC Milan tweeted: “Goodbye dear Cesare. Today the world loses a great man and we lose a page of our history.”

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