Gianluigi Buffon is a professional goalkeeper from Italy. As of the 2022-2023 season, he plays for Parma. Throughout his career, he has been named Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year Award thirteen times. He also plays on the Italian National Football Team. They won the FIFA World Cup in 2006.

Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career

Gianluigi Buffon was born in Carrara, Italy on January 28, 1978. He stands 192 cm tall. He is the son of Maria Stella Masocco, who is a shotput and discus throw champion. He is also the nephew of Dante Masocoo, who played basketball professionally. He is also related to Lorenzo Buffon, who also serves as a goalkeeper.

He spent his youth career with Parma, which he played for from 1991 to 1995.

Position Goalkeeper
Height / weight 1.92 m / 92 kg
Born 28 Jan 1978
Nationality Italy Italy
Nickname Gigi
Team History
Parma Calcio 1913 2021 - 2023
41 juventus Juventus 2019 - 2021
45 paris saint germain fc Paris SG 2018 - 2019
41 juventus Juventus 2001 - 2018
Parma Calcio 1913 1995 - 2001

Professional Career

He turned pro in 1995 and signed with Parma. While with the team, he helped them win the 1998-1998 UEFA Cup. In 1999, they also won the Supercoppa Italiana. Buffon made a total of 168 appearances for Parma.

In 2001, he signed with Juventus and he spent the majority of his career with the Italian club, making 509 appearances with them between 2001 and 2018. While with the team, they won 10 Serie A titles. They also came in second place at the UEFA Champions League three times.

For the 2002–03 season, he was named the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year. In the same season, he was also the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.

From Juventus, he signed with Paris St-Germain for the 2018-2019 season, making 17 appearances with the team before he returned to Juventus in 2019. In 2021, he signed with Parma.

Alongside his club career, Buffon also played on the Italian National Team, and in 2006, they won the FIFA World Cup.

Career Highlights:

Parma

  • Coppa Italia - 1998–99
  • Supercoppa Italiana - 1999
  • UEFA Cup - 1998–99

Juventus

  • Serie A - 2001–02, 2002–03, 2011–12,2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16,2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20
  • Serie B - 2006–07
  • Coppa Italia - 2014–15, 2015–16,2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
  • Supercoppa Italiana - 2002, 2003,2012, 2013, 2015, 2020
  • UEFA Champions League Runner-up -2002–03, 2014–15, 2016–17

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1 - 2018–19
  • Trophée des Champions - 2018

Italy U21

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • 1996
  • Mediterranean Games - 1997

Italy

  • FIFA World Cup - 2006
  • UEFA European Championship Runner-up
    • 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Medal
    • 2013

Individual

  • Bravo Award - 1999
  • Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year Award
    • 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017
  • UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year -2002–03
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year -2002–03
  • UEFA Team of the Year - 2003, 2004,2006, 2016, 2017
  • ESM Team of the Year - 2002–03,2016–17
  • Best European Goalkeeper - 2003,2016, 2017
  • IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper -2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2017
  • IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper -Runner-up 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013,2015, 2016
  • IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper - 3rdplace 2001, 2005, 2018
  • FIFA 100 - 2004
  • FIFA World Cup Yashin Award - 2006
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team - 2006
  • Serie A “Fan” Award - 2006, 2007
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI - 2006, 2007,2017
  • UEFA European Championship Team ofthe Tournament - 2008, 2012
  • Sports Illustrated Team of theDecade - 2009
  • ESPN World Team of the Decade - 2009
  • IFFHS Best Goalkeeper of the Decade2001–2011
  • IFFHS Best Goalkeeper of the 21stCentury 2001–2020
  • IFFHS Best Goalkeeper of the Past 25Years - 1987–2012
  • IFFHS All-Time World’s BestGoalkeeper - 1987–2020
  • Serie A Team of the Year - 2012,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Pallone Azzurro - 2013, 2016
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of theSeason - 2013–14
  • Premio Nereo Rocco - 2014
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of theSeason - 2014–15, 2016–17
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Yearsubstitute (published 2015)
  • France Football World XI - 2015
  • Gianni Brera Award for Sportsman ofthe Year - 2015
  • Juventus MVP of the Year - 2015–16
  • UEFA Euro All-time XI (published2016)
  • Premio Nazionale Carriera Esemplare“Gaetano Scirea” - 2016
  • Golden Foot - 2016
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year -2016–17
  • The Best FIFA Goalkeeper - 2017
  • UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper ofthe Season - 2016–17
  • IFFHS Men’s World Team - 2017
  • Gazzetta Sports Awards Man of theYear - 2017
  • Juventus Greatest XI of All Time -2017
  • Ballon d’Or Dream Team (Silver) -2020
  • IFFHS All-time Men’s B Dream Team -2021

Team History:

National Team Career

  • 1993–1994 - Italy U16
  • 1995 - Italy U17
  • 1994–1995 - Italy U18
  • 1995–1997 - Italy U21
  • 1997 - Italy U23
  • 1997–2018 - Italy

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