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Paolo Maldini’s Milan debut

This day in football history On 20 January 1985, 16-year old defender Paolo Maldini made his first professional appearance, coming on as a second-half substitute for AC Milan. He would go on to become the club’s all-time appearance leader with 902. Maldini was following in the footsteps of his father, Cesare, who played defense at Milan …

A derby on neutral ground

This day in football history (Image via Gottfried Fuchs) On 18 October 1908, AC Milan and Inter played the first Milan derby. In Switzerland. The match came less than a year after Inter’s formation. The new club had branched off from AC Milan in March 1908 after a dispute about the propriety of signing foreign players …

Five Moments in the Rich History of the Club World Cup

The club world cup was born out of a fiercely contested transcontinental tournament that pitted Europe’s best against South America’s champions By Juan Figueira [E]arly Wednesday morning, Copa Libertadores champions River Plate defeated regional hosts and J1 League titleholders Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–0. Barring a massive Guangzhou Evergrande upset over Barcelona, the aforementioned Argentines will face-off …