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Gianluigi Buffon remains positive after Italy's failure to reach World Cup

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by ESPN109 hits

Gianluigi Buffon will not be able to finish his career at the 2018 World Cup. Italy's legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon struggled to fight back tears but remained positive about the future as he tried to come to terms with Italy's failure to qualify for a World Cup for the first time in 60 years. Italy's 0-0 draw against Sweden at Milan's San Siro ensured there would be no Squadra Azzurra ...Full Story »

Picture of Gianluigi Buffon & girlfriend Ilaria D’Amico goes viral, causes Italian controversy

Posted Friday, July 21, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS230 hits

After the disappointment of the Champions League final, with Juventus losing to Real Madrid in Cardiff, Gianluigi Buffon has been enjoying some time off with girlfriend Ilaria D’Amico. Buffon is part of the Juventus squad for their tour to America, in what will be an enormous season for the Italian goalkeeper. Wojciech Szczesny has joined as back-up goalkeeper at Juventus with widespre...Full Story »

Buffon '99.9 percent certain' over retirement

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Goal.com93 hits

The legendary goalkeeper says he will call time on his career at the end of next season unless Juventus can end his wait for Champions League glory Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon is "99.9 percent" certain next season will be his last in professional football. The veteran Italy goalkeeper helped Juve to a third consecutive domestic double and the Champions League final last term. Buffon, 39...Full Story »

Buffon: I’ll give it one final go next season

Posted Monday, June 05, 2017 by Foxsports.com140 hits

Buffon has played in three Champions League finals for the Bianconeri, and has been on the losing side on all three occasions, something he wants to rectify before he hangs up his gloves, which is expected to be next season, when he will be 40 years old. "I still have one more year on my contract, so that means I have one more chance of winning the Champions League," he told Sky Sports Italia...Full Story »

Buffon: I cannot explain why Juventus played like we did

Posted Sunday, June 04, 2017 by Goal.com185 hits

The usually formidable shot-stopper picked the ball out of his net four times in a disastrous day for the Italian champions Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was unable to identify the cause of his team's collapse after they slumped to a 4-1 Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on Saturday. The Serie A heavyweights were level at 1-1 going into the break in Cardiff thanks to Mario Ma...Full Story »

Buffon vs Cristiano Ronaldo: A duel worth its weight in gold

Posted Saturday, June 03, 2017 by Marca.com143 hits

The scene in Cardiff on Saturday night will be akin to a Spaghetti Western; two foes eyeing each other up, face to face, this time competing for both the biggest team and individual prizes in club football. On the one side is Gianluigi Buffon, a towering figure on the continent for near enough two decades and a man who the world has decided needs to be amply rewarded for his services to the g...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon reveals which three Premier League clubs wanted to sign him

Posted Friday, June 02, 2017 by givemesport.com160 hits

Gianluigi Buffon aims to capture his first Champions League medal this Saturday in Cardiff, Wales when his Juventus side aims to topple Real Madrid, and ensure the Spanish side doesn't create history by becoming the first team to successfully defend the title. It's certainly an intriguing clash, as the battle of the league champions has left many wanting Buffon to hold the prestigious trophy ...Full Story »

He is a legend – Ramos praises Juventus great Buffon

Posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com139 hits

Gianluigi Buffon is among the all-time greats, according to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos paid tribute to Juventus "legend" Gianluigi Buffon ahead of the Champions League final. Buffon, 39, is aiming to win Europe's top club competition for the first time when Juve face Madrid in the decider in Cardiff on Saturday. Ramos hailed the veteran goalkeeper, an...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon’s legacy in FIFA won’t ever be forgotten

Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com64 hits

Gianluigi Buffon is one of the greatest goalkeepers who has ever lived – and his career in FIFA is just as impressive. The 39-year-old is one of a handful of players who has featured in EA Sports flagship footballing sim for more than a decade. In that time, Buffon’s been recreated on a host of consoles – from PS1 and PS3, all the way up to PS4 and Xbox One. We take a look...Full Story »

Italy 2 - 0 Albania: GIanluigi Buffon marks 1,000th professional appearance with Italy victory

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by PA79 hits

Italy beat Albania 2-0 in World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper GIanluigi Buffon made his 1,000th professional appearance. Daniele De Rossi's 12th-minute penalty and Ciro Immobile's second-half header secured a deserved, if unimpressive, win in Palermo. The result sees Italy and Spain still level on points at the top of Group G after the latter beat Israel 4-1. Sokol Cikalleshi and Odise Roshi...Full Story »

Italy vs Albania - Gianluigi Buffon set for 1,000th senior match as Italy take on Albania

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by PA86 hits

Gianluigi Buffon will play his 1,000th senior match when Italy face Albania in a World Cup qualifier on Friday with the veteran seemingly no closer to thinking about retirement. The Italy and Juventus goalkeeper, 39, who has previously joked he will retire when he is 65, was giving little away about his future plans after arriving in Palermo on Thursday. "As far as I'm concerned, tomorrow will...Full Story »

Buffon's agent reveals Juventus star was close to signing for Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Marca.com97 hits

Gianluigi Buffon will visit the Camp Nou next month for Juventus' Champions League quarter-final clash with Barcelona, but he could have been making a permanent trip to Catalonia back in 2001. His agent Silvano Martina has revealed that the goalkeeper was close to signing for the LaLiga side when he left Parma, before ultimately deciding on a move to Turin. "Yes, it was close," Martina told ...Full Story »

Buffon only fears Leicester in Champions League quarter-finals

Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by squawka.com147 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that Leicester City are the only team that he would like to avoid in Friday's Champions League quarter-finals draw. Buffon's side made it through to the last eight by beating Porto 3-0 on aggregate, while Leicester stunned Sevilla with a 3-2 overall win. Buffon told Premium Sport: "The only team I'd like to avoid in the draw is Leicester. "...Full Story »

'I have always admired Casillas' - Buffon looking forward to meeting Porto's No. 1

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Goal.com94 hits

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon is hopeful he and Porto's Iker Casillas can both perform well as they go head-to-head in the Champions League on Wednesday. The two iconic European goalkeepers share a great deal of mutual respect, with Buffon praising his opposite number ahead of the meeting. The round-of-16 first leg should prove Buffon's 100th Champions League appearance for Juve, althoug...Full Story »

Buffon equals Casillas' European record

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Marca.com105 hits

World champions Germany and Italy played out an entertaining 0-0 draw in their friendly international on Tuesday with both sides missing a string of chances in their final match of the year. The Germans, who beat Italy twice this year including in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals following a penalty shootout, were without half a dozen key players - with Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Je...Full Story »

Locatelli dumbfounded at beating Buffon with Milan winner

Posted Sunday, October 23, 2016 by Goal.com76 hits

AC Milan youngster Manuel Locatelli struggled to comprehend putting the winning goal past Italy icon Gianluigi Buffon in a 1-0 triumph over Juventus on Saturday. Milan emerged victorious in fortuitous circumstances at San Siro, as Juventus saw a Miralem Pjanic goal controversially disallowed just before half-time. Locatelli, 18, ultimately secured the win in the 65th minute with a fine strik...Full Story »

Juve's Buffon reveals Italy job interest

Posted Friday, October 21, 2016 by gulftoday.ae84 hits

Milan: Juventus goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon could become a future coach of Italy after revealing he would be tempted by a national team coaching role once he retires. At 38 years old, 2006 World Cup winner is still going strong for both club and country at the tail end of what has been a hugely successful career. But the emergence of AC Milan's talented teenage shot-stopper Gianluigi...Full Story »

Lyon 0-1 Juventus: Buffon & Cuadrado instrumental to Bianconeri win

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by Goal.com108 hits

It was a battling display from Massimiliano Allegri's men as they managed to come away with three vital points despite having their backs to the wall for the majority of the match Juan Cuadrado struck a fine winner for 10-men Juventus in Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League win over Lyon after Gianluigi Buffon had pulled off several stunning saves, including a penalty save. Buffon had made errors in...Full Story »

Buffon named latest recipient of Golden Foot award

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Goal.com101 hits

Gianluigi Buffon has been named the winner of this year's Golden Foot award. The Juventus goalkeeper beat the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney to the prize in a vote by fans. The Golden Foot is handed out to footballers aged 28 or over based on their athletic achievements and personality, with each winner leaving a permanent mould of their footprints on the 'Champion...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon takes time out of holiday to play football with local kids in park

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2016 by thesportbible.com135 hits

You probably don't need me to tell you this but Gianluigi Buffon is one of a kind. The legendary goalkeeper has proved once again that he should be regarded as one of the nicest men in football during a holiday in Italy. The Juventus 'keeper was spotted playing football with some locals at the seaside town of Matina di Massa, near Pisa. Charming, kind and still one of the greatest. We love ...Full Story »

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