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Gianluigi Buffon
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Personal information
Full name Gianluigi Buffon
Date of birth 28 January 1978 (1978-01-28) (age 42)
Place of birth    Carrara, Flag of Italy Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Juventus
Number 77
Youth clubs
1984–1986
1986–1990
1990–1991
1991–1995
Flag of Italy Canaletto
Flag of Italy Perticata
Flag of Italy Bonascola
Flag of Italy Parma
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1995–2001
2001–2018
2018–2019
2019–
Flag of Italy Parma
Flag of Italy Juventus
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of Italy Juventus
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National team
1993–1994
1995
1994–1995
1995–1997
1997
1997–2018
Flag of Italy Italy U16
Flag of Italy Italy U17
Flag of Italy Italy U18
Flag of Italy Italy U21
Flag of Italy Italy U23
Flag of Italy Italy
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Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon (Ufficiale OMRI; born 28 January 1978) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Juventus. Buffon is the most capped player in the history of the Italian national team with 159 caps. 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. Buffon is known for his "outstanding shot-stopping" and for being "a vocal organizer of the defence and a key dressing room personality."

At club level, Buffon's professional career began with Parma in 1995, where he made his Serie A debut. He soon earned a reputation as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in Italy, and helped Parma win the Coppa Italia, the UEFA Cup and the Supercoppa Italiana, in 1999. After joining Juventus in 2001 for the world record fee for a goalkeeper of €52 million at the time, Buffon won Serie A titles in both of his first two seasons at the club, and established himself as one of the best players in the world in his position. With Juventus, he won a record nine Serie A titles, as well as four Coppa Italia titles, and five Supercoppa Italiana titles. Buffon holds the record for the most clean sheets in Serie A, and with the Italian national team; he also holds the record for the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history: over twelve league matches, he went unbeaten for 974 consecutive minutes during the 2015–16 season, as well as having achieved the most consecutive clean sheets (ten) in Serie A in that same season. After 17 years with Juventus, Buffon signed with French club Paris Saint-Germain at the age of 40 in 2018, where he immediately won the Trophée des Champions in his first season with the team.

Honours

Clubs

Parma
Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain
Italy

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Italy – 1998 FIFA World Cup

1. Toldo 2. Bergomi 3. P. Maldini 4. Cannavaro 5. Costacurta 6. Nesta 7. Pessotto 8. Torricelli 9. Albertini 10. Del Piero 11. D. Baggio 12. Pagliuca 13. Cois 14. Di Biagio 15. Di Livio 16. Di Matteo 17. Moriero 18. R. Baggio 19. Inzaghi 20. Chiesa 21. Vieri 22. Buffon

Italy
Italy – 2002 FIFA World Cup

1. Buffon 2. Panucci 3. Maldini 4. Coco 5. Cannavaro 6. Zanetti 7. Del Piero 8. Gattuso 9. Inzaghi 10. Totti 11. Doni 12. Abbiati 13. Nesta 14. Di Biagio 15. Iuliano 16. Di Livio 17. Tommasi 18. Delvecchio 19. Zambrotta 20. Montella 21. Vieri 22. Toldo 23. Materazzi

Italy
Italy – UEFA Euro 2004

1. Buffon 2. Panucci 3. Oddo 4. Zanetti 5. Cannavaro 6. Ferrari 7. Del Piero 8. Gattuso 9. Vieri 10. Totti 11. Corradi 12. Toldo 13. Nesta 14. Fiore 15. Favalli 16. Camoranesi 17. Di Vaio 18. Cassano 19. Zambrotta 20. Perrotta 21. Pirlo 22. Peruzzi 23. Materazzi

Italy
Italy – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Winner (4th title)

1. Buffon 2. Zaccardo 3. Grosso 4. De Rossi 5. Cannavaro 6. Barzagli 7. Del Piero 8. Gattuso 9. Toni 10. Totti 11. Gilardino 12. Peruzzi 13. Nesta 14. Amelia 15. Iaquinta 16. Camoranesi 17. Barone 18. Inzaghi 19. Zambrotta 20. Perrotta 21. Pirlo 22. Oddo 23. Materazzi

Italy
Italy – UEFA Euro 2008

1. Buffon 2. Panucci 3. Grosso 4. Chiellini 5. Gamberini 6. Barzagli 7. Del Piero 8. Gattuso 9. Toni 10. De Rossi 11. Di Natale 12. Borriello 13. Ambrosini 14. Amelia 15. Quagliarella 16. Camoranesi 17. De Sanctis 18. Cassano 19. Zambrotta 20. Perrotta 21. Pirlo 22. Aquilani 23. Materazzi

Italy
Italy – 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Buffon 2. Santon 3. Grosso 4. Chiellini 5. Cannavaro 6. Legrottaglie 7. Pepe 8. Gattuso 9. Toni 10. De Rossi 11. Gilardino 12. De Sanctis 13. Gamberini 14. Amelia 15. Iaquinta 16. Camoranesi 17. Rossi 18. Palombo 19. Zambrotta 20. Montolivo 21. Pirlo 22. Dossena 23. Quagliarella

Italy
Italy – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Group stage (F)

1. Buffon 2. Maggio 3. Criscito 4. Chiellini 5. Cannavaro 6. De Rossi 7. Pepe 8. Gattuso 9. Iaquinta 10. Di Natale 11. Gilardino 12. Marchetti 13. Bocchetti 14. De Sanctis 15. Marchisio 16. Camoranesi 17. Palombo 18. Quagliarella 19. Zambrotta 20. Pazzini 21. Pirlo 22. Montolivo 23. Bonucci

Italy
Italy – UEFA Euro 2012

1. Buffon (c) 2. Maggio 3. Chiellini 4. Ogbonna 5. Motta 6. Balzaretti 7. Abate 8. Marchisio 9. Balotelli 10. Cassano 11. Di Natale 12. Sirigu 13. Giaccherini 14. De Sanctis 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Borini 18. Montolivo 19. Bonucci 20. Giovinco 21. Pirlo 22. Diamanti 23. Nocerino

Italy
Italy – 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Buffon (c) 2. Maggio 3. Chiellini 4. Astori 5. De Sciglio 6. Candreva 7. Aquilani 8. Marchisio 9. Balotelli 10. Giovinco 11. Gilardino 12. Sirigu 13. Marchetti 14. El Shaarawy 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Cerci 18. Montolivo 19. Bonucci 20. Abate 21. Pirlo 22. Giaccherini 23. Diamanti

Italy
Italy – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Buffon (c) 2. De Sciglio 3. Chiellini 4. Darmian 5. Motta 6. Candreva 7. Abate 8. Marchisio 9. Balotelli 10. Cassano 11. Cerci 12. Sirigu 13. Perin 14. Aquilani 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Immobile 18. Parolo 19. Bonucci 20. Paletta 21. Pirlo 22. Insigne 23. Verratti

Italy
Italy – UEFA Euro 2016 – Semi-finals

1. Buffon 2. De Sciglio 3. Chiellini 4. Darmian 5. Ogbonna 6. Candreva 7. Zaza 8. Florenzi 9. Pellè 10. Motta 11. Immobile 12. Sirigu 13. Marchetti 14. Sturaro 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Éder 18. Parolo 19. Bonucci 20. Insigne 21. Bernardeschi 22. El Shaarawy 23. Giaccherini

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