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Former AC Milan player Cesare Maldini died

At club level, Maldini won 4 Serie A league titles and 1 European Cup with Milan. Internationally, he played for the Italian national team, earning 14 caps and participating in the 1962 World Cup.

Apr 4, 2016 15:08 IST
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The former A.C. Milan defender and Italy manager Cesare Maldini died on 3 April 2016 in Milan, Italy. He was 84.

At club level, Maldini won 4 Serie A league titles and 1 European Cup with Milan. Internationally, he played for the Italian national team, earning 14 caps and participating in the 1962 World Cup.

As a coach, he had a successful career in charge of the Italian Under-21 side, winning the European Under-21 Championship a record three consecutive times.

About Cesare Maldini

Maldini started his playing career with Triestina in 1952. However, in 1954, he transferred to A.C. Milan.

He won four league titles with Milan, and also later became the team's captain in 1961, a role which he held for several years, until he left the club.

After retiring from playing, he became a coach. He started his career as an assistant manager for Nereo Rocco at Milan in 1970, and later also coached the team between 1972 and 1974.

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