Gianluigi Buffon will not retire from Italy, instead aiming for World Cup record

There were rumors that Gianluigi Buffon might retire from Italy after Euro 2016. Those rumors were wrong. The 38-year-old goalkeeper said he was ready to continue on playing for his country after Italy's quarterfinal loss to Germany."Personally, I'm fine," said Buffon. "I still get fired up by these games and I feel that I've still got something to give to this squad."Now Buffon...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

It was Manuel Neuer vs. Gianluigi Buffon, and there was always going to be 1 winner

When 120 minutes couldn't separate Germany and Italy, we got what we all wanted: Manuel Neuer vs. Gianluigi Buffon in a penalty shootout. It was the best goalkeeper in the world against the backstop who held that title for years. The current world champion against the man who won that title a decade ago. One icon against another.That also proved to be the problem with the goalkeeper...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Germany finally beats Italy in major tournament, win on penalties

It took the most un-German penalty shootout you could imagine to do the one thing that Germany has never done, beat Italy at a major tournament. After a tense 120 minutes that resulted in only one goal from open play, Germany conquered their historic rival in a dramatic penalty shootout in the Euro 2016 quarterfinals. Manuel Neuer stopped Matteo Darmian’s attempt and Jonas Hector...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

'Best ever' Buffon better than De Gea, insists Darmian

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian insists that Italy international Gianluigi Buffon is a better goalkeeper than David De Gea.Darmian has experience of playing in front of Buffon, the legendary 38-year-old Juventus stopper, and De Gea, with the Spaniard becoming one of the best goalkeepers in the world in recent seasons at Old Trafford.  And, ahead of Italy's clash with Spain...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

"Excellent" Conte can make Chelsea great again, says Buffon

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes that Antonio Conte will be "excellent" for Chelsea when the national team coach takes over after Euro 2016. Buffon, who credits Conte's methods for Italy claiming back-to-back wins from their first two Euro 2016 games, worked with the Italian at Juventus until 2014, where the incoming Chelsea boss won three successive Serie A titles. And...
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June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Italy No1 Buffon’s salute to Ibrahimović

Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon deferred to Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimović ahead of their latest meeting, noting: “His sense of being a champion is not something you see in just any player.” The post Italy No1 Buffon’s salute to Ibrahimović appeared first on
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June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Hazard on Buffon, Buffon on Hazard

Eden Hazard says that “all footballers dream of attaining the level” of Gianluigi Buffon, with the Italy keeper quick to praise the Belgium captain’s “innate, oozing talent”. The post Hazard on Buffon, Buffon on Hazard appeared first on
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June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Gianluigi Buffon surprised his biggest fan by getting a tattoo of his face

Fresh off one of his best ever seasons in a Juventus shirt, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had a surprise for his biggest fan.Italy and Juve superfan Gio names Buffon as his favorite ever player, even going so far as to ink a tattoo of the 38-year-old goalkeeper on his leg. As a reward for his fanaticism and loyalty, the legendary Italy captain planned an elaborate ruse. Gio was tricked...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Juventus duo Buffon, Barzagli extend contracts until 2018

Juventus veteran pair Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli have extended their contracts with the club until June 2018.Buffon, 38, who joined the club for a world transfer record for a goalkeeper of 53 million euros in 2001 from Parma, will play for Old Lady into his 40th year and has recently expressed his desire to finish his career after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Barzagli's...
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May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Juventus keeper Buffon breaks 22-year record in Serie A

TURIN, Italy --Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has broken one of Serie A's greatest records, going 930 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal.Buffon broke the 22-year-old Serie A record in the fourth minute of the Derby della Mole on Sunday.The unbeaten record was held by Sebastiano Rossi, who kept a clean sheet for 929 consecutive minutes for AC Milan from Dec. 12, 1993...
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March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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