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

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Goal.com116 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.com124 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.com95 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.ae102 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.com129 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.com121 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.com162 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 »

Aduriz: Casillas is better than Buffon

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2016 by Marca.com63 hits

Spain's substitute goalkeeper is even better than Gianluigi Buffon, according to Aritz Aduriz. The Athletic Bilbao striker put Iker Casillas in exalted company, even though the Porto player has yet to start a game at Euro 2016. Aduriz also praised David De Gea for his performances of late, while commenting on the strength of his character after being accused of sexual abuse. "David is a sup...Full Story »

Casillas: I will retire when Buffon does

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by fourfourtwo.com76 hits

Gianluigi Buffon has a contract with Juventus beyond his 40th birthday, and Iker Casillas will follow his counterpart into retirement. Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he will not retire until Italy counterpart Gianluigi Buffon calls time on his illustrious career. Juventus legend Buffon signed an extension to his contract in May, ensuring he will remain with the Serie A champions until t...Full Story »

Ranieri sends signed Leicester City shirt to Buffon

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016 by Goal.com157 hits

Gianluigi Buffon has had a pretty good week so far. The 38-year-old has signed a new deal with Juventus, keeping him with the Serie A champions for another two years, while Claudio Ranieri has taken the time to congratulate the Italian. Ranieri, who has guided Leicester City to the Premier League title, sent a shirt to the goalkeeper adorned with signatures from all of his players. The mutual...Full Story »

Pepe: Buffon deserves Ballon d’Or

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by Foxsports.com75 hits

Simone Pepe believes Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon deserves to win the Ballon d'Or for his exploits with the Serie A champions this season. The Bianconeri look set to win their fifth consecutive Scudetto this term after going on a 20-match unbeaten run, with Buffon not conceding for 974 minutes. Former Juve winger Pepe, who now plies his trade with Chievo, insists it's a remarkable fe...Full Story »

Torino 1 - 4 Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon breaks Serie A record as Juventus claim derby honours

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2016 by PA27 hits

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made Serie A history in a Turin derby victory for Juventus as substitute Alvaro Morata's double helped ease their midweek Champions League heartache. Buffon, 38, needed to survive just four minutes of the meeting with rivals Torino to pass Sebastiano Rossi's all-time league record of 929 minutes without conceding, and he did so with ease before Juventus moved 2-0 ahe...Full Story »

Neuer lauds Buffon’s goalkeeping record

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2016 by Foxsports.com60 hits

Bayern München goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has hailed the achievement of Juventus counterpart Gianluigi Buffon after he set a new club record this weekend. Italy international Buffon's clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Sassuolo on Friday made it 926 minutes without conceding a goal for the keeper, while also leaving him just three minutes away from breaking Sebastiano Rossi's all-time record in ...Full Story »

Juventus 1 - 0 US Sassuolo Calcio: Paulo Dybala extends Juve's lead as Gianluigi Buffon nears history

Posted Friday, March 11, 2016 by PA171 hits

Paulo Dybala's superb first-half strike sent Juventus six points clear at the top of Serie A after a 1-0 victory over Sassuolo. The Argentina international scored his 14th league goal of the season to help the Old Lady edge further ahead of second-placed Napoli, who face Palermo on Sunday. It was also a significant night for Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who kept his 10th successive ...Full Story »

Italy boycott Ballon d'Or over Gianluigi Buffon absence

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by skysports.com183 hits

Gianluigi Buffon is still first choice for Juventus at 37 years old Italy boycotted the Ballon d'Or vote because Gianluigi Buffon was not included in the 59-man shortlist, Sky Sports News HQ understands. The veteran goalkeeper, who is still first choice for both his country and Serie A champions Juventus at 37 years old, did not make the preliminary list released in October. Other keepers cho...Full Story »

Juventus vs Torino - Gianluigi Buffon demands derby improvement from Juventus

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2015 by PA27 hits

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has told his team-mates to dig deep and start playing with more fire ahead of Saturday's city derby against Torino. The defending Serie A champions head into the contest in Turin after Wednesday's 1-0 defeat at Sassuolo. The loss, their first ever against the team from Reggio Emilia, was Juve's fourth defeat in the domestic campaign and dropped them to 12th pl...Full Story »

Buffon speaks out after Ballon d'Or snub

Posted Saturday, October 03, 2015 by Goal.com104 hits

Gianluigi Buffon admits he has been "overwhelmed" by the support he has received after missing out on this year’s Ballon d’Or shortlist. The 37-year-old helped guide Juventus to their fourth consecutive Serie A title last season, while the club also won the Coppa Italia and reached the Champions League final where they were beaten by Barcelona. But despite this, Buffon has failed...Full Story »

Buffon planning three more years

Posted Sunday, June 07, 2015 by Foxsports.com74 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will play on for three more seasons in a bid to achieve unfulfilled ambitions. Buffon suffered his second Champions League final defeat when Barcelona beat Juventus 3-1 on Saturday, having previously lost against AC Milan in the 2003 showpiece. Despite producing a superb performance in the stadium where he became a World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, B...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon SLAMS Sir Alex for letting Paul Pogba quit Manchester United

Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by hits

GIANLUIGI BUFFON has delivered a scathing "you must have needed specs" message to Sir Alex Ferguson for letting Paul Pogba quit Manchester United. Juventus goalkeeper Buffon has seen France midfielder Pogba, 22, develop into one of the world's best players less than three years after his controversial exit from Old Trafford. And he still cannot believe United lacked vision and failed to do mor...Full Story »

Buffon: If we just defend against Madrid, we'll lose

Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Goal.com85 hits

The Juventus goalkeeper believes his side must play with "intelligence" when they take on the European and world champions on Wednesday. Gianluigi Buffon says Juventus will not set out to hold onto their lead against Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, second leg because they will end up regretting it. Juve go into the last-four clash with a slender advantage having beate...Full Story »

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