Gianluigi Buffon Full Biography, Records & Achievements, Age Family, & More

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Gianluigi Buffon Full Biography – Records

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Gianluigi Buffon is a goalkeeper for Juventus F.C. He was born on 28 January 1978 in Carrara, Italy.Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian professional goalkeeper and Captain for both Serie A Club Juventus and the Italian National Team. In fact, he is the most capped player in the history of Italian National Team with 150 caps to his credit.He is considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time by players, pundits, and managers. Moreover, Buffon has become the most expensive goalkeeper in history following his transfer to Juventus in 2001. He is known for his outstanding shot-stopping and a key dressing room personality.

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Basic Detail About Footballer Star – Gianluigi Buffon-

            NAME       

            Gianluigi Gigi Buffon
         DATE OF BIRTH                

                     Jan 28, 1978

             AGE                              42
       PLACE OF BIRTH                Carrara, Tuscany, Italy
           HEIGHT 

                     1.91 M

  
     PLAYING POSITION                   

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                 Goal Keeper
     JERSEY NUMBER                         77
     CURRENT CLUB
                Juventus F.C.
      NATIONALITY 

                      Italian

  NET WORTH SALARY
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          $20 million USD
           WEIGHT                     92

 


Gianluigi Buffon Family & Personal Life – 

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Gianluigi Buffon is a handsome man with a perfect sports body (his height is 1,91 m, and weight is 92 kg). It’s no wonder that the goalkeeper has always had a lot of fans, and there are two known serious love affairs and three children in his biography.Gianluigi dated the Czech professional model, Alena Seredova, for almost four years. In 2006, young people bet that if Buffon won the World Cup, the girl would accept the offer to become his wife. The Italian brought victory and celebrated the wedding. Two sons were born within several years in the family. The parents choose the name of the first son seriously. He was named after Cameroonian goalkeeper Thomas N’Cono, who was the idol of the Italian goalkeeper.

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Gianluigi Buffon Earlier Life – 

Buffon was born on January 28, 1978, into a family who loved sports. His father, Adriano Buffon, was a weight lifter while his mother, Maria Stella Buffon, was a disco thrower, they both played at National level.His parents supported him when he began participating in sports when he was 5 years old. After retiring from professional weight lifting, his father became a physical education teacher and thus trained young Buffon to become a world-class athlete. Though he struggled with the sports to choose, he settled for football and played as a midfielder. During his teenage years, Buffon switched position to striking. Buffon eventually settled for goalkeeping as a result of the exploits of his football star,  ex-Cameroon goalkeeper, Thomas N’Kono in the 1992 World Cup.In 1992, young Buffon joined Parma F.C. youth team and dazzled everyone with his creative and excellent goalkeeping abilities.

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Gianluigi Buffon Career –

He started playing football as a midfielder but he transformed to goalkeeper at age 11. He started playing professional football by joining the youth system of Parma F.C. at 13. The tall and lanky goalkeeper made a strong start and left an impression in his debut for the senior Italy national football team during a FIFA World Cup qualifying match in 1997. However, he was not selected for 1998, FIFA World Cup.
After his impressive performance, Buffon was transferred to Juventus F.C. in  2001 for a hefty amount of $45 million, which is still a record fee for a goalkeeper. He proved his heavy price tag by leading Juventus to four straight league titles and a pair of Italian Supercups. While in National colors, Buffon led a young but dedicated squad to the 2006 FIFA World Cup championship. He conceded just two goals in the whole tournament and led by example.
In 2016, Buffon created history by becoming the first goalkeeper ever to be crowned with the Golden Foot Award.

 

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Gianluigi Buffon International career – 

Buffon was granted his first top for Italy’s senior group under Cesare Maldini on 29 October 1997, at 19 years old years and 9 months, as damage substitution for Gianluca Pagliuca amid the principal leg of the 1998 World Cup capability play-off against Russia, in Moscow; with this top, Buffon turned into the most youthful goalkeeper to highlight for Italy. He was an individual from the squad for the 1998 World Cup finals, at first as the third decision goalkeeper; after damage to beginning goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi, be that as it may, Buffon was elevated to second-decision goalkeeper behind Pagliuca, with Francesco Toldo being called up as third-decision, yet Buffon did not play a solitary amusement in the competition.

Buffon played each moment of Italy’s 2002 World Cup crusade, keeping a perfect sheet in the opening match against Ecuador, and sparing a disputable punishment against co-has South Korea in the round of 16, which was insufficient to stop the failing to meet expectations side from being wiped out by a brilliant objective in additional time. He likewise included in each match at Euro 2004, keeping a spotless sheet in his country’s opening 0– 0 draw against Denmark,[312] albeit Italy, regardless of not losing a match, by and by failed to meet expectations, and were wiped out in the first round on direct experiences following a three-way, five-point tie with Sweden and Denmark.

Amid the 2006 World finals, Buffon was in superb structure, setting a World Cup record by surrendering only two objectives in seven matches, and keeping five clean sheets.He assume an incredible job in last match.On 17 May 2018, Buffon reported in a question and answer session with Juventus that he would not come back to the national group for its May and June friendlies.

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NET WORTH

Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian professional soccer player who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Born in Carrara, Italy, Gianluigi Buffon began playing football as part of the Parma Youth League in the early 90s. He distinguished himself early on, and was moved to Serie A play at just 17. He played for Parma for four seasons, won the UEFA cup, and was then transferred to Juventus in 2001 for over $30 million. He has been incredibly successful with Juventus. While with the team, he has been named UEFA Most Valuable Player, and received their Goalkeepers Award. The team has also won the Serie A title multiple times, while he has served as goalkeeper. Internationally, he has played for Italy very successfully, and was part of the FIFA World Cup winning team in 2006. He played for Italy in Euro 2012, serving as both captain and goalkeeper. Again, he played well, but Italy ultimately lost to Spain in the final match with a score of 0 – 4.

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Awards and Achievements

  • 1997 – a silver medal at the Mediterranean Games
  • 1998/99 – the UEFA Cup Winner
  • 1999 – the Italian Super Cup Winner
  • 2006 – a gold medal at the World Championship
  • 2012 – a silver medal at the European Championships
  • 2013 – a bronze medal at the Confederations Cup
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 – the Italian Cup Winner
  • The Italian Champion
  • The Series B Champion
  • The European Vice-Champion
  • The European Youth Champion

 

 

 

 

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