Gianluigi Buffon


Gianluigi Buffon would be one of the best goalkeepers of all time this game has ever come across. The Italian great started his career with Parma in 1995 and stayed at the club for six seasons. During his six-year spell with the Crusaders, Buffon won one Coppa Italia and one UEFA Euro Cup.

His phenomenal performances for Parma made him famous in the Serie A at a very young age. This made Juventus spend around £52 million to bring Buffon to the Old Lady. This was a record transfer fee spent for a goalkeeper back then and it stayed until Allison Becker moved to Liverpool in 2018.

Buffon thrived and achieved most of the success in his career with Juventus. The Italian goalkeeper won numerous trophies in his 17 seasons at the Old Lady. The goalkeeper won 11 Serie A titles and four Copa Italia titles. Along with the club trophies, Buffon also won many individual trophies. He was the first goalkeeper to win Serie A Footballer of the Year award along with Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year for a record 12 times. Buffon was also placed second in the 2006 Ballon d’Or.

During the same time, Buffon achieved success with the Italian national team. The former Juventus goalkeeper was one of the reasons behind Italy’s win in the 2006 World Cup. The Italian goalkeeper kept five clean sheets and conceded two goals in seven games. This performance of Buffon at the World Cup also won him the FIFA Golden Glove award and he also made it to the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team of 2006.

The Italian goalkeeper is aged 40 currently but it doesn’t look like that he has a plan of retiring sometime soon. He recently left Juventus to join PSG and the audience in France is more than lucky to be seeing the living legend in action.