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Maldini rewrites record books

Published: Wednesday 23 May 2007, 23.58CET
Paolo Maldini has become the second man to captain a team to two UEFA Champions League triumphs and is one win short of Franz Beckenbauer's all-time record.

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Published: Wednesday 23 May 2007, 23.58CET

Maldini rewrites record books

Paolo Maldini has become the second man to captain a team to two UEFA Champions League triumphs and is one win short of Franz Beckenbauer's all-time record.

Paolo Maldini has joined an élite band by becoming only the second player to captain his team to two successes in the competition under its current format.

Remarkable achievement
In terms of the European Champion Clubs' Cup record books, Maldini becomes the tenth skipper to have lifted the famous trophy more than once. However, the AC Milan stalwart has accomplished something truly remarkable as just the second multiple-winning captain after Fernando Hierro - who led Real Madrid CF to continental glory in 1998 and 2002 - not to have landed the silverware in consecutive seasons.

Beckenbauer target
Maldini first guided his side to UEFA Champions League supremacy in 2003 when Milan beat Juventus on penalties. The talisman will now set his sights on equalling the feat of the great Franz Beckenbauer - the only man to skipper a team to three triumphs in Europe's premier club tournament.

Player Winning club Total
Miguel Muñoz Real Madrid CF (1956, 1957) 2
José Zarraga Real Madrid CF (1959, 1960) 2
José Águas SL Benfica (1961, 1962) 2
Armando Picchi FC Internazionale Milano
(1964, 1965)
2
Franz Beckenbauer FC Bayern München (1974, 1975, 1976) 3
Emlyn Hughes Liverpool FC (1977, 1978) 2
John McGovern Nottingham Forest FC (1979, 1980) 2
Franco Baresi AC Milan (1989, 1990) 2
Fernando Hierro Real Madrid CF (1998, 2002) 2
Paolo Maldini AC Milan (2003, 2007) 2

Last updated: 27/11/12 5.42CET

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