Name
Gianluigi Buffon

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Born
1978 (39 years old)

Birth Place
Carrara

Position
Goalkeeper

Height/Weight
1.92m / 83Kg

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Sport
Soccer

Team
Juventus

League
Italian Serie A

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Description

Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon, born 28 January 1978, is an Italian goalkeeper who plays for and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national team. Buffon is the record holder for most appearances for Italy. He is widely considered by players, pundits, and managers to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and by some, to be the greatest ever. He is also considered by some to be the best goalkeeper of his generation, and Italy's greatest ever goalkeeper. Buffon is known for his "outstanding shot-stopping" and for being "a vocal organizer of the defense and a key dressing room personality." He is currently the most expensive goalkeeper of all time following his £32.6m transfer from Parma to Juventus in 2001. Buffon also holds the record for the most clean sheets in Serie A, and with the Italian national team.

Buffon was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004. He has been named the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year a record nine times and was the winner of the 2006 Yashin Award following Italy's World Cup victory, in which Buffon was also elected to be part of the Team of the Tournament; an honour which he also received after reaching the final of the 2012 European Championships. Buffon is the only goalkeeper to have won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year Award, which he won in 2003; he also won the award for best Goalkeeper that year and was voted into the UEFA Team of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2006. In 2006, Buffon was runner-up for the Ballon d'Or and was elected to be part of the FIFPro World XI in 2006 and 2007.

He has been named the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics) goalkeeper of the year four times (second only behind Iker Casillas with five awards) and was also named the best goalkeeper of the 21st century, of the past twenty five years, and of the decade, by the same organisation. With the Italian national side, Buffon has been called up for an international record of five World Cup finals (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014), featuring in four of them as Italy's starting goalkeeper (Buffon was an unused substitute in the 1998 World Cup).


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