Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon, is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Juventus. He is widely regarded by players, pundits and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and, by many, as the greatest ever. Buffon holds the record for the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history: over 12 league matches, he went unbeaten for 974 consecutive minutes during the 2015–16 season, achieving the most consecutive clean sheets during that run. Buffon also holds the record for the most clean sheets in Serie A, and with the Italy national team. He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances. At club level, Buffon's professional career began with Parma in 1995, where he made his Serie A debut.
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About Gianluigi Buffon
FIFA World Cup-winning Italian goalkeeper who set a record by winning the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year award eight times. He became the longtime goalkeeper of Juventus in 2001 and began his similarly long tenure as goalkeeper of the Italian national team in 1997.
He made his Serie A debut at just 17 years old with Parma after entering the club's youth system at the age of 13.
He was named the best goalkeeper of the 21st Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.
He married Alena Seredova in June 2011, they previously welcomed two sons. In 2014 the couple separated. He then began dating Ilaria D'Amico and in 2016 they welcomed a son.
France's Zinedine Zidane scored the only goal on him in the 2006 World Cup Finals. The game was tied 1-1 before Italy won in penalty kicks 5-3.
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- UEFA Euro 2008 players
- UEFA Euro 2012 players
- UEFA Euro 2004 players
- Footballers at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- FIFA World Cup-winning players
- Paris Saint-Germain F.C. players
- UEFA Euro 2016 players
- Italy under-21 international footballers
- Italian expatriate footballers