Football stars Paolo Maldini, Clarence Seedorf and Dwight Yorke, to visit UEFA Champions League Experience on Friday
Dubai, UAE, 18 November, 2015 – The UAE’s legion of football fans will have the chance to meet three of the game’s most renowned Champions League Legends at Yas Mall’s First Anniversary celebrations this weekend. Marka, the first publically listed retail operator in the UAE is bringing the trio of football superstars Paolo Maldini, Clarence Seedorf and Dwight Yorke, to the UEFA Champions League Experience at Yas Mall on Friday, 20 November.
“There could be no better way to participate in Yas Mall’s First Anniversary celebrations than with three of football’s most highly regarded players, Paolo Maldini, Clarence Seedorf and Dwight Yorke,” said Khaled Almheiri, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Marka PJSC, operators of the UEFA Champions League Experience.
Paolo Maldini, the Italian former footballer, spent his entire career at Serie A club A.C. Milan before retiring in 2009. During his 25 seasons at the club he won 26 trophies; five Champions League titles, seven Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, five Supercoppa Italiana, five European Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.
Former manager of A.C. Milan, Clarence Seedorf is a highly decorated Dutch footballer and one of the most successful players in Champions League history. He is the first and currently only player to have won the Champions League with three different clubs; once with Ajax, once with Real Madrid and twice with A.C. Milan. In 2004, he was chosen by Pelé as part of the FIFA 100, the football legend’s choice of the world’s ‘greatest living footballers.’
Nicknamed the ‘Smiling Assassin’ because of his goal scoring abilities and his constant smile, former Tobago international Dwight Yorke is joint holder of the record number of participations in different World Cup competitions, including qualifying stages – six in total. His career at the very top of the game saw him playing for English Premier League teams Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland. He also donned his boots for Birmingham City and Australian club Sydney FC.
Fans can meet the three Champions League legends this Friday, 20 November, at Yas Mall’s Town Square from 5:00-5:30 pm, and then at the UEFA Champions League Experience from 5:30-7:00 pm.
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