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Gianluigi Buffon
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Personal information
Full name Gianluigi Buffon
Date of birth 28 January 1978 (1978-01-28) (age 42)
Place of birth Carrara, Tuscany, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
National team
1997-2018 Italy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon is an Italian football goalkeeper. He was born 28 January 1978. He is a goalkeeper. He currently plays with Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

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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