Maicon is regarded as one of the finest players of his generation. But, like many others, he too, opted for a different number than those reserved for defenders.
Due to his success, strength, pace, and power, he earned the nickname "Il Colosso" ("The Colossus") during his time at Inter Milan, where he developed into one of the best attacking full-backs in the world.
Maicon has never expressed his opinion on the reason for using number 13.
The Bazilian wing-back was an integral part of an Inter Milan squad, that won the UEFA Champions League after forty-four years.
Of all the trophies in his cabinet, only the World Cup remains absent. Except for that one trophy, he has had a glittering career in the game.Published 19 Sep 2017, 13:57 IST