He co-owns a clothing line named "Sweet Years" with former AC Milan football player Cristian Vieri.
He is married with Adriana Fossa and they have two sons, Cristian and Daniel.
In November 2005 he announced that he's planning to retire from football at the end of season 2006/07, even though his contract with AC Milan ends in 2008.
He broke Dino Zoff's Serie A appearances record on 25-9-2005, reaching 571 appearances.
He has 127 appearances with the Italian national team, scoring 7 goals.
He played his 100th Champions League game on February 20, 2007.
He is son of Cesare Maldini, who also captained AC Milan in the 60's.
He set 2 records in the UEFA Champions League final in 2005. He scored the fastest goal ever in a Champ. League final, just 51 seconds after kick-off and he became the oldest player to score in a final. Despite those 2 records, AC Milan lost that final from Liverpool on penalties.
He has won 7 Serie A titles and 4 European Cups with AC Milan, as of 2006.
He made his debut in Serie A on January 1, 1985.
He is 1.86m tall.
He is of Italian decent.
Sir Alex Ferguson: (Speaking about Paolo Maldini) I watched Milan in their quarter-final, 2nd leg against Bayern Munich and Maldini went through the entire 90 minutes without tackling. That is an art and he is the master of it. He is a great player. You can't dismiss the sort of experience he has. The expectations of Milan mean he has to be at his top level all the time to be able to play at 38 because there is no way a club of that size can afford to carry someone simply because they have had a great past.
Speaking about being famous
Paolo Maldini: Eventually you get used to it, but you need to learn to separate your professional life from your private life. That's the only way to cope.