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Gianluigi Buffon

Italian association football player

Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon is an Italian football goalkeeper. He was born on 28 January 1978. He is a goalkeeper. He currently plays for Juventus F.C..

Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon (2014).jpg
Personal information
Full name Gianluigi Buffon
Date of birth (1978-01-28) 28 January 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Carrara, Tuscany, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Juventus F.C.
Number 77
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995-2001
2001-2018
2018-2019
2019-
Parma
Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
Juventus F.C.
National team
1997-2018 Italy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gianluigi Buffon started his career in Parma, a famous Italian football club, winning a UEFA Cup in 1999. Later he played for the Italian giant, Juventus, winning the Italian Serie A on consecutive years.

Buffon joined the Italy national team in 1997. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he led them to the championship, allowing only two goals in 7 games and keeping 5 clean sheets(no goals allowed), which was a new World Cup record at that time. Some people still consider him the best goalkeeper in the world, even at 41 years of age.

Club career statisticsEdit

Club performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1995/96 Parma Serie A 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1996/97 27 0 0 0 1 0 28 0
1997/98 32 0 6 0 8 0 46 0
1998/99 34 0 6 0 11 0 51 0
1999/00 32 0 0 0 9 0 41 0
2000/01 34 0 2 0 7 0 43 0
2001/02 Juventus Serie A 34 0 1 0 10 0 45 0
2002/03 32 0 0 0 15 0 47 0
2003/04 32 0 0 0 6 0 38 0
2004/05 37 0 0 0 11 0 48 0
2005/06 18 0 2 0 4 0 24 0
2006/07 Serie B 37 0 3 0 - 40 0
2007/08 Serie A 34 0 1 0 - 35 0
2008/09 23 0 2 0 5 0 30 0
2009/10
Country Italy 415 0 23 0 87 0 525 0
Total 415 0 23 0 87 0 525 0

International career statisticsEdit

[1]

Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
1997 1 0
1998 3 0
1999 8 0
2000 4 0
2001 7 0
2002 12 0
2003 7 0
2004 12 0
2005 3 0
2006 15 0
2007 8 0
2008 9 0
2009 11 0
Total 100 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gianluigi Buffon - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.