One of the greatest defenders to ever play the game, Paolo Maldini. Here's a series of highlights of the AC Milan star and world class defender, Paolo Maldini. Maldini plays not just with a style and grace but with a toughness. In the video below watch some of his great goal saving tackles, precise passes, and goals he's scored himself. Maldini spent his entire 25 years of playing professonal soccer playing for AC Milan - just not something many pro soccer players do these days. He was the smoothest of defenders too, brining a coolness to defending.