â€śMaldini has played 900 games in 24 years,â€ť said Vice-President Adriano Galliani as he presented the captain with a special commemorative medal.
â€śFrom the first, on January 20 1985 at the Friuli against Udinese to the 900th, in the same stadium on May 16 2009, always in the Milan jersey.
â€śI told Paolo he has until July 6 to change his mind and try to get all the way to 1,000 gamesâ€¦
â€śI think Paolo has no equals in the world and nobody has been able to play 900 official matches for the same team at the highest level.
â€śI believe his is a record that will remain in the history books throughout the ages. I doubt anyone will be able to repeat this achievement in a big club like Milan.â€ť