Gianluigi Buffon facts for kids
|Full name||Gianluigi Buffon|
|Date of birth||28 January 1978|
|Place of birth||Carrara, Tuscany, Italy|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Current club||Paris Saint-Germain F.C.|
Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Gianluigi Buffon started his career in Parma, a famous Italian football club, winning a UEFA Cup in 1999. Later he played for the Italian giant, Juventus, winning the Italian Serie A on consecutive years.
Buffon joined the Italy national team in 1997. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup he led them to the championship, allowing only two goals in 7 games and keeping 5 clean sheets(no goals allowed), which was a new World Cup record at that time. Therefore, some people still consider him the best goalkeeper in the world, even at almost 40 years of age.
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