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Gianluigi Buffon
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Juventus

Gianluigi
Buffon

Goalkeeper

Date of Birth
Jan 28, 1978
Place of Birth
Carrara, Italy
Nationality
Italy
Height
191 cm
Weight
83 kg
Debut
15 January 2006

Bio

Gianluigi Buffon, sometimes known by the shortened name of Gigi Buffon, was born in Carrara, Italy on 28 January 1978. Noted for his shot-stopping, commanding presence and leadership, he is considered by many to be the best goalkeeper of his generation and one of the best goalkeepers of all time. In 2006, he was the runner up for the Ballon d'Or award.

Having joined Parma's youth academy as a 13 year old in 1991, he graduated and made his first team debut in 1995, at the age of just 17. Over the course of the next few seasons, Buffon established himself as the club's number one goalkeeper and one of the biggest prospects in world football. In 2001, he completed a move to Juventus, for a transfer fee in excess of €51 million. As a result, he became the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

In 2001–02 and 2002-03, he helped Juventus to win consecutive Serie A titles and was named as the 2003 UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, becoming the first goalkeeper to ever win the award. Further Serie A titles followed in 2011–12 and 2012–13. Buffon's consistency throughout the years is demonstrated by the fact that he has been named as the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year on eight occasions, while also being included in the UEFA Team of the Year for 2003, 2004 and 2006. In addition, the International Federation of Football History & Statistics named him as the best goalkeeper of the decade 2000–2009.

Buffon made his debut for Italy's senior national team in 1997 and has since gone on to become the country's record appearance holder, earning well over 100 caps. He was a key member of the team which won the 2006 FIFA World Cup and was named in the tournament's All-Star Team. He was also named in the Team of the Tournament for both Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.

Headlines

Buffon: Conte showed class

Buffon: Conte showed class

by Football News

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon said Antonio Conte's professionalism was on display at the Turin club until his last match in charge... Read more

Buffon: Nothing has changed for Italy

Buffon: Nothing has changed for Italy

by Football News

Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon believes nothing has changed for his team after their surprise 1-0 loss to Costa Rica on Friday... Read more

Buffon, Barzagli close on Italy selection

Buffon, Barzagli close on Italy selection

by Football News

Italy pair Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli trained on Thursday, to increase their chances of taking on Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2013/2014
Serie A
2867 33 33 0 1 4 0 0 0 1
2012/2013
Serie A
2880 32 32 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2011/2012
Serie A
3150 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010/2011
Serie A
1362 16 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2009/2010
Serie A
2379 27 27 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2008/2009
Serie A
2026 23 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2007/2008
Serie A
3050 34 34 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
2006/2007
Serie B
3253 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005/2006
Serie A
1617 18 18 0 1 4 0 1 0 0
2004/2005
Serie A
3285 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003/2004
Serie A
0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002/2003
Serie A
0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001/2002
Serie A
0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000/2001
Serie A
0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999/2000
Serie A
0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998/1999
Serie A
0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997/1998
Serie A
0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996/1997
Serie A
0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995/1996
Serie A
0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 25869 558 558 0 5 11 0 3 0 3

Transfers & Loans

2001
30 Jun
€ 49,200,000

Games Played

Date Match  
18 May 2014 3 0 0 0 0
11 May 2014 0 1 0 0 0
5 May 2014 1 0 0 0 0
28 Apr 2014 1 3 0 0 0
19 Apr 2014 1 0 0 0 0
14 Apr 2014 0 2 0 0 0
7 Apr 2014 2 0 0 0 0
30 Mar 2014 2 0 0 0 0
26 Mar 2014 2 1 0 0 0
23 Mar 2014 0 1 0 0 0
16 Mar 2014 0 1 0 0 0
9 Mar 2014 1 0 0 0 0
2 Mar 2014 0 2 0 0 0
23 Feb 2014 1 0 0 0 0
16 Feb 2014 3 1 0 0 0
9 Feb 2014 2 2 0 0 0
25 Jan 2014 1 1 0 0 1
18 Jan 2014 4 2 0 0 0
12 Jan 2014 1 4 0 0 0
5 Jan 2014 3 0 0 0 0
22 Dec 2013 1 4 0 0 0
15 Dec 2013 4 0 0 0 0
6 Dec 2013 0 2 0 0 0
1 Dec 2013 1 0 0 0 0
24 Nov 2013 0 2 0 0 0
10 Nov 2013 3 0 0 0 0
2 Nov 2013 0 1 0 0 0
30 Oct 2013 4 0 0 0 0
27 Oct 2013 2 0 0 0 0
20 Oct 2013 4 2 0 0 0