MILAN - Paolo Maldini has been presented with the Nils Liedholm Prize for 2014 today at a ceremony in Cuccaro Monferrat, Italy. The prize, first awarded in 2011, bears the name of the great Swedish player, who played and coached Milan.
Maldini is following Michel Platini who won it last year, Carlo Ancelotti (2011) and Vicente del Bosque (2012).
The former Rossoneri captain was awarded for what the organisers described as his "distinguished service in the interpretation of his role on the pitch in a technically excellent manner and for the values ​​of loyalty and fidelity demonstrated throughout the course of his long career, always lived with the utmost professionalism and elegance."
Present with Paolo was his former Milan team-mate and current head of the youth academy Filippo Galli.
The Liedholm family was represented by Nils' son Carlo.