Date of birth: June 26, 1968
A World Cup may be the only thing missing in his personal medal collection. Maldini is regarded to be one of the greatest defenders of all time. He spent all 24 seasons of his career at Serie A club AC Milan, before retiring at the age of 41 in 2009. During that period, he won the Champions League five times, as well as seven Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, five Supercoppa Italiana, five European Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups. He played for 14 years for the Italian national team, making his debut in 1988 before retiring in 2002 with 126 caps and four World Cup participations.