Italian football is in mourning after Cesare Maldini passed away at the age of 84, early Sunday.
Maldini won the European Cup as AC Milan captain in 1963 and played a total of 347 appearances for the club. He later became coach of both AC Milan and the Italian national team. In the 1998 World Cup, he led Italy to the quarterfinals.
In 1968, he became the father of Paolo, who like his father was one of the world's best defenders. With grandson Christian, the family Maldini has been represented with three generations in the big Italian club.
AC Milan has confirmed that they are going to wear mourning bands in Sunday's match against Atalanta.
"Goodbye dear Cesare. Today the world loses a great man and we lose a page of our history. You will be missed," the club writes on Twitter.
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