AC Milan teen Daniel Maldini is part of a household legacy. Daniel’s substitute look in opposition to Juventus on Thursday was the a thousandth Serie A match performed by a three-generation Maldini dynasty with AC Milan.
Between 1954 and 1966, Cesare Maldini made an enormous impression at San Siro as a stable defender, making 347 top-flight appearances for Milan.
His son Paolo made 647 Serie A appearances within the well-known black and crimson stripes and is extensively considered one of many best defenders within the historical past of the sport.
Unlike his father and grandfather, 19-year outdated Daniel is an attacking participant. With father Paolo serving because the technical director, Daniel accomplished 1000 appearances for the Maldini household within the membership. It is a singular household legacy, a uncommon soccer incidence which is most certainly not going to be damaged anytime quickly.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has performed with Paolo and Daniel, two generations of the Maldini household, hoped he may also play with Daniel’s son sooner or later.
The 39-year-old is at his second stint at San Siro and took the chance to mirror on a generational shift. “I feel like I’ve been here different generations. I played against Paolo Maldini and now I’m playing with his son, Daniel. Hopefully I can play with Daniel’s son also, that would be a miracle,” Zlatan informed Football Focus on the BBC.