2. Franco Baresi
One of the greatest AC Milan players ever. Franco Baresi, was the ‘Steel Man’ of AC Milan’s defense and the Italian national team for over two decades.
Franco Baresi is the longest-serving captain of the history of Milan, donning the armband in 15 of 20 seasons as a professional with the Rossoneri. He made 719 appearances, winning six league titles and three European Cups during his dominant reign at the back.
He was a brick wall and a one-club man, playing his entire glorious career for the Rossoneri. A loyal and legendary footballer.
1. Paolo Maldini
The no.1 in our list of AC Milan legends is Paolo Maldini. He is regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time. He is the son of another AC Milan legendry defender Cesare Maldini. We can easily say that Maldini’s are “defenders” of AC Milan.
If the club were to be summarized in one word, it would be “Maldini”. 25 incredible years winning five Champions League trophies. The defender is the record appearance-maker for Milan with 902, the record appearance-maker in Serie A with 647, and the record appearance-maker in European Cup history with 174.
He won 26 trophies with Milan and is without a doubt, the best AC Milan player ever.