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GIANLUIGI BUFFON RUMORS

Italy and Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon announces he will retire after 2018 World Cup

Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has announced that he will retire from soccer following the 2018 World Cup. The 37-year-old has enjoyed an illustrious career, winning the World Cup in 2006 with the Azzurri and claiming six Serie A title with Juventus. But the former Parma player, who moved to the Old Lady for a record fee for a goalkeeper in 2001, will play out the...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Italy boycott Ballon d’Or over Buffon absence

Italy coach Antonio Conte and captain Gianluigi Buffon did not participate in the Ballon d’Or vote at the request of their federation in protest at Buffon’s absence from the list of candidates, Italian media reported on Tuesday. The veteran Juventus goalkeeper did not make the preliminary list released in October with five goalkeepers chosen ahead of him — Manuel Neuer, Iker...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Buffon hails former Juventus nemesis Mandžukić

"This is the Mario we want," Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon told UEFA.com after Mario Mandžukić’s winner against Manchester City took… The post Buffon hails former Juventus nemesis Mandžukić appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Gianluigi Buffon: ‘Destiny made me become a goalkeeper’

"Destiny made me become a goalkeeper." UEFA.com marks 20 years since Gianluigi Buffon's senior debut by winding back the clock… The post Gianluigi Buffon: ‘Destiny made me become a goalkeeper’ appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffon on Juventus’ problems and facing City

Gianluigi Buffon faced the media on Monday, discussing Juventus's poor start to the season, achieving a first this week and… The post Buffon on Juventus’ problems and facing City appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon leaves Italy's squad with injured knee

  Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has left Italy's squad after injuring his right knee in a 1-1 draw at Croatia. The Azzurri captain exited the match at halftime after playing with 10 stitches in his knee following an injury on the opening goal. Buffon also saved a penalty from Mario Mandzukic. Salvatore Sirigu, who replaced Buffon against Croatia, will likely be the starter for Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Juve keeper Buffon laughs off 'bizarre' AC Milan criticism

Gianluigi Buffon has laughed off the "bizarre" controversy in the aftermath of Juventus's 3-1 win over AC Milan last Saturday. Milan chief Adriano Galliani was seething after the defeat and responded by criticising the Serie A champions for carefully selecting which replays of Carlos Tevez's were shown on their stadium's big screens amid allegations of offside. Since then, a...
Via Fox Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Italy captain Buffon out of England game, with uncapped youngster in line to start

Italy captain Buffon out of England game, with uncapped youngster in line to start - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Gianluigi Buffon has failed to recover in time to be selected for Italy’s opening Group D match against England, with the 36-year-old injuring his ankle in training yesterday. The Juventus keeper, who has been a mainstay in the Azzurri starting XI for the past...
Via Soccerlens
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Roundup: Uruguay attacked by ANTS; Buffon to miss England game?

World Cup Roundup: Uruguay attacked by ANTS; Buffon to miss England game? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Italy captain Buffon a doubt for England game They came from the Jungle…Uruguayans find Brazilian ants in their beds! ‘Rivaldo’s Gamble’: The next round of our prediction game! England to face a Buffon-less Italy in the sweltering depths of the Amazon? Italy...
Via Soccerlens
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffon pleased with milestone result

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was delighted to cap his 500th Serie A appearance with a victory at Livorno on Sunday. The 2-0 win in Tuscany, Juve's fifth straight triumph, allowed the Turin giants to leapfrog Roma at the top of the standings. Roma can reclaim top spot provided they beat Cagliari at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday evening. The result at Livorno was all the...
Via Fox Soccer
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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