Juventus skipper Del Piero in glowing tribute to AC Milan legend Maldini

Juventus captain Alessandro del Piero has paid tribute to retiring AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.

Del Piero said: “You are the number one! There are great players and there are world class players. Then there are those who manage to go beyond that term. Paolo is the perfect example.”

Del Piero pushed the boat out with the ultimate compliment for a player in the Rossoneri jersey.

“Maldini is the symbol of Milan and has done even more than Baresi and all the other greats who preceded him.

“He has reached incredible heights in his career and at the same time managed to become a unique presence in his team, in Italian football and on the international stage.”