Daniel Maldini extends family dynasty at AC Milan

  • Daniel Maldini extends family dynasty at AC Milan

Daniel Maldini extends family dynasty at AC Milan

With the scores at 1-1, the 17-year-old could not help his side find a late victor but reflected on a significant day for himself and the Maldini family.

His legendary father Paolo and grandfather Cesare have both gone down in club folklore and Daniel will hope to follow in their footsteps having come off the bench in stoppage time against Hellas Verona.

Davide Faraoni volleyed in Mattia Zaccagni's cross at the far post to give Verona a 13th minute lead at San Siro before Hakan Calhanoglu levelled with a deflected free kick just before the half hour.

Reflecting on his debut, the youngest member of the Maldini clan said: "My debut was a dream, shame about the result", said Maldini.

"Verona are a tough team, we deserved the three points but we brought home a draw".

Both Paolo and Cesare, the latter of whom passed away in 2016, also represented Italy during their careers, with the former making more than 100 appearances for the Azzurri. "Now let's hope we can continue it". It was an emotional moment, but my father is very reassuring'.

Born in 2001, Daniel became the first player born in his millennium to play in the top division for Milan.

There was a great moment previous year when Paolo, now working as a director, tried to play it cool when Daniel scored a great goal for the club's Primavera.

Paulo continued the legacy in incredible fashion - playing a record 647 games in Serie A along with winning the Scudetto seven times and the European Cup five times.

The 41-year-old now coaches Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade.