AC Milan greats: Paolo Maldini pays heartfelt tribute to his late father Cesare Maldini [Instagram]


Retired AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini today paid tribute to his father and fellow AC Milan club legend Cesare Maldini on social media.

At the age of 84, Cesare Maldini sadly passed away on Sunday and was buried on Tuesday, with Andriy Shevchenko and many other AC Milan greats in attendance.

47-year-old Paolo Maldini shared a photo of his father on Instagram with a beautiful caption:

“Goodbye dad, protect us all from heaven, as you did every single day of your life on earth. I love you.”

Ciao papà, proteggi tutti noi dal cielo , come hai fatto in ogni giorno della tua vita terrena . Ti voglio bene

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Both former captains of Italian giants AC Milan, Paolo Maldini shared so many wonderful attributes with his father both on and off the pitch.

Cesare Maldini is survived by his wife, Marisa (nee Mazzucchelli), whom he married in 1962, and their three sons and three daughters.