101 Facts About Gianluigi Buffon

1. Gianluigi Buffon shouted at Oliver during the dispute, and he got a red card for it.

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2. Gianluigi Buffon stated it after his team was not included in the list of participants at the World Cup 2018.

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3. Gianluigi Buffon is an active user of social networks, the player has pages on Instagram and Twitter, which are full of photos about sports.

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4. In 2006, young people bet that if Gianluigi Buffon won the World Cup, the girl would accept the offer to become his wife.

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5. Gianluigi Buffon dated the Czech professional model, Alena Seredova, for almost four years.

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6. Gianluigi Buffon is a handsome man with a perfect sports body.

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7. In 2012, Gianluigi Buffon helped his native club return to the Champions League again.

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8. Gianluigi Buffon was faithful to the club, although there was a perfect opportunity to join Manchester City.

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9. Gianluigi Buffon spent all the time on matches, supporting the favorite club Genoa.

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10. Gianluigi Buffon believes club side Paris Saint-Germain are enduring a "dangerous" period without key player Neymar.

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11. Gianluigi Buffon believes the Champions League will be "dangerous" for Paris Saint-Germain without injured star Neymar.

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12. World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, Gianluigi Buffon made 656 appearances for Juventus and 176 for Italy.

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13. Gianluigi Buffon wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain next season, so long as his goalkeeping rival Alphonse Areola doesn't mind.

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14. Gianluigi Buffon serves as Captain for both Italy and Juventus, the Serie A team in Italy.

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15. Gianluigi Buffon was formally interrogated and admitted placing bets on sporting matches.

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16. In 2000, Gianluigi Buffon risked a four-year prison sentence for falsifying a high school accounting diploma in order to enrol for a law degree at the University of Parma.

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17. Gianluigi Buffon has married twice, first in 2011 to Alena Seredova, a Czech model.

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18. Gianluigi Buffon announced his retirement from the national team after Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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19. Gianluigi Buffon was made the captain of the national team in 2011.

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20. Gianluigi Buffon had the chance to keep the post when both goalkeepers of the Parma youth team suffered injuries.

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21. Gianluigi Buffon started his international career at the youth level.

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22. Gianluigi Buffon started his football career at age 113 with the Parma youth system.

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23. Gianluigi Buffon was born on January 28, 1978, to Maria Stella and Adriano in Carrara in Italy.

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24. Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian goalkeeper and one of the outstanding in the world.

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25. Gianluigi Buffon has a fantastic and unbeatable record as the goalkeeper for the national team and Juventus.

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26. Gianluigi Buffon led an inspired squad to the 2006 FIFA World Cup Championship, conceding just two goals.

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27. Gianluigi Buffon has displayed his superior athletic genes, especially, in soccer games, right from childhood.

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28. Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian professional goalkeeper and Captain for both Serie A Club Juventus and the Italian National Team.

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29. Gianluigi Buffon missed nearly all of the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a back injury, but he was selected to the Team of the Tournament at both the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.

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30. Gianluigi Buffon was born on January 28, 1978, in Carrara, Italy.

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31. Gianluigi Buffon was born into an athletic family on January 28, 1978, in Carrara, Italy.

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32. Gianluigi Buffon was Juventus' automatic starter for more than a decade and a half, finally leaving the club for PSG last summer.

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33. On 14 November 2008, Gianluigi Buffon released the Italian edition of his autobiography, Numero 1, which was written in collaboration with writer and Corriere della Sera journalist Roberto Perrone.

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34. Gianluigi Buffon was romantically linked to Italian sports pundit, journalist and television host Ilaria D'Amico.

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35. Gianluigi Buffon was cleared of all charges in December 2006.

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36. Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet against the Republic of Ireland in the third group stage match and against England, saving a crucial penalty from Ashley Cole in the quarter-final shootout, in which he was elected man of the match.

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37. Gianluigi Buffon was selected as Italy's starting goalkeeper and captain for Euro 2012 after leading his national side to qualify for the tournament undefeated, only conceding two goals.

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38. Gianluigi Buffon was a key player in Italy's World Cup qualifying campaign as they finished top of their group, undefeated.

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39. Gianluigi Buffon earned his 100th cap on 14 November 2009 in a friendly match against the Netherlands.

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40. Gianluigi Buffon played all three group matches during Italy's disappointing 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup campaign in South Africa, in which they finished third in their group in three-way three-point tie.

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41. Gianluigi Buffon was used in a rotational role with Alphonse Areola during the early stages of the season by manager Thomas Tuchel.

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42. Gianluigi Buffon was named in the UEFA Champions League squad of the season for the second time, and the tournament's best goalkeeper.

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43. Gianluigi Buffon elected to remain with Juventus, despite the team's relegation, a decision which made him extremely popular with the Juventus fans.

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44. Gianluigi Buffon recovered in time to help Juventus win their second consecutive Scudetto and his fourth overall, returning to the starting line-up in January 2006, in a Coppa Italia match against Fiorentina.

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45. Gianluigi Buffon was named by Pele as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004, but missed out on the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year award, which went to Milan's league-winning goalkeeper Dida.

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46. Gianluigi Buffon celebrated the save by showing the Parma fans a Superman T-shirt, which he was wearing underneath his jersey; the nickname was a reference to Buffon's athleticism, agility and aerial ability.

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47. Gianluigi Buffon was named by Pele in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004.

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48. Gianluigi Buffon was named the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper a record five times, alongside Iker Casillas, and was named the best goalkeeper of the 21st century, of the past 25 years, and of the decade, by the same organisation.

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49. Gianluigi Buffon was the first goalkeeper ever to win the Serie A Footballer of the Year award, and was named the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year a record 12 times.

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50. Gianluigi Buffon is the first goalkeeper ever to win the Golden Foot Award, which pertains to both personality and playing ability.

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51. Gianluigi Buffon represented Italy at four European Championships, at the 1996 Olympics, and at two FIFA Confederations Cups, winning a bronze medal in the 2013 edition of the tournament.

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52. Gianluigi Buffon was the starting goalkeeper of the squad that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

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53. Gianluigi Buffon is one of the most well-respected and revered goalkeepers in world football, but in the Champions.

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54. Gianluigi Buffon said that making his PSG debut against Napoli was like an electric shock.

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55. Gianluigi Buffon reveals who he prefers between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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56. Gianluigi Buffon says Champions League return against Napoli like electric shock.

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57. Gianluigi Buffon returns to Italy after controversial ban; can Gigi triumph over Ancelotti?.

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58. Gianluigi Buffon has said his UEFA Champions League red card against Real Madrid last season "remains an injustice" and that he "suffered in silence" while serving his three-match ban.

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59. Gianluigi Buffon was one of over 80 Italian celebrities to sign a petition in favour of the 2016 referendum on constitutional reform, promoted by the Democratic Party Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

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60. Gianluigi Buffon was awarded the Nereo Rocco Prize on 2 September 2014, which is given to a footballer in recognition of their career.

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61. Prior to the 2013 Italian general election, Gianluigi Buffon publicly endorsed the prime minister at the time, Mario Monti.

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62. That same year, Gianluigi Buffon joined the "Respect Diversity" Programme, through UEFA, which aimed to fight against racism, discrimination and intolerance in football.

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63. On 7 May 2012, Gianluigi Buffon was elected vice president of the Italian Footballers' Association; this was the first time an active footballer had held this position.

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64. On 14 November 2008, Gianluigi Buffon released the Italian edition of his autobiography, Numero 1, which was written in collaboration with writer Roberto Perrone.

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65. Gianluigi Buffon regularly visited a psychologist, but refused to take medication, and overcame his depression prior to Euro 2004.

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66. In 2015, Gianluigi Buffon announced that the couple were expecting a child together.

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67. In May 2014, Gianluigi Buffon announced that he had separated from his wife after three years of marriage.

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68. Gianluigi Buffon married Czech model Alena Seredova in June 2011, although they had been in a relationship together since 2005.

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69. Gianluigi Buffon was born into a family of Italian athletes on 28 January 1978.

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70. In May 2018, Gianluigi Buffon announced his partnership with the video game World of Tanks.

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71. Gianluigi Buffon was featured on the cover of the Italian edition of Konami's PES 2008, alongside global coverstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

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72. Gianluigi Buffon has featured in Pepsi commercials, including an advertisement for the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, where he lined up alongside several other footballers, including David Beckham, Raul and Roberto Carlos, in taking on a team of sumo players.

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73. Gianluigi Buffon has been sponsored by German sportswear company Puma during his career, wearing Puma gloves and Puma King football boots, and has appeared in Puma commercials.

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74. Gianluigi Buffon was formally interrogated and admitted placing bets on sporting matches until players were forbidden from doing so in October 2005, but denied ever placing wagers on Italian football matches.

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75. In September 1999, Gianluigi Buffon faced heavy criticism and severe disciplinary sanctions for bearing the fascist slogan "Boia chi molla" handwritten on a T-shirt under his goalkeeping jersey, which he proceeded to wear and show during media interviews after a match against Lazio.

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76. On 17 May 2018, Gianluigi Buffon announced in a press conference with Juventus that he would not return to the national team for its May and June friendlies.

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77. On 1 January 2017, Gianluigi Buffon was awarded the 2016 Pallone Azzurro Award, as Italy's best international player throughout the calendar year, becoming the first player to win the award more than once.

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78. On 31 May 2016, Gianluigi Buffon was named the captain of Conte's 23-man Italy squad for Euro 2016.

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79. Gianluigi Buffon saved an early Mario Mandzukic penalty, but was taken off at half time and replaced by Salvatore Sirigu due to an injury.

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80. Gianluigi Buffon made his first appearance for Italy under new manager Antonio Conte on 9 September 2014, captaining his team in their opening European Championship qualifying match against Norway in Oslo.

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81. Gianluigi Buffon was voted man of the match for his performance.

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82. Gianluigi Buffon was eventually beaten in the 81st minute by a Diego Godin header, moments after Luis Suarez's bite on Giorgio Chiellini.

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83. Gianluigi Buffon became the third player to be part of five World Cup squads, tying the records held by Mexican goalkeeper Antonio Carbajal and German footballer Lothar Matthaus.

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84. On 2 January 2014, Gianluigi Buffon was awarded the 2013 Pallone Azzurro award, which is given to the Italian national side's best player of the year.

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85. On 6 September 2013, Gianluigi Buffon earned his 135th cap for Italy in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria.

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86. Gianluigi Buffon saved three penalties; those taken by Diego Forlan, Juventus teammate Martin Caceres and Walter Gargano.

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87. Gianluigi Buffon was included in the Italian squad for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil and played in every match of the tournament as captain.

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88. Gianluigi Buffon was elected to the Team of the Tournament for his performances.

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89. In the semi-final match against Germany, Gianluigi Buffon made several important saves, only being beaten by a penalty from Mesut Ozil in the 92nd minute.

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90. Gianluigi Buffon was the first choice goalkeeper under his former Juventus coach and Trapattoni's replacement Marcello Lippi, as Italy finished first in their 2006 World Cup qualifying group.

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91. Gianluigi Buffon played every minute of Italy's 2002 World Cup campaign, keeping a clean sheet in the opening match against Ecuador, and saving a controversial penalty against co-hosts South Korea in the round of 16, which was not enough to stop the under-performing side from being eliminated by a golden goal in extra time.

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92. In spite of heavy competition from Toldo, Gianluigi Buffon regained the starting goalkeeping spot for the fourth match of the qualification series, away to Romania, and was the starting goalkeeper for the remaining four matches under Giovanni Trapattoni as Italy qualified with an unbeaten record.

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93. Gianluigi Buffon currently holds the record for the most clean sheets with the Italian national side.

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94. Gianluigi Buffon was a member of the Italy squad that won the gold medal for football at the 1997 Mediterranean Games in Bari, on home soil.

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95. Gianluigi Buffon has represented Italy at all youth levels, from the under-16 side to the under-23 side, as well as the Olympic side in 1996.

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96. On 6 July 2018, Gianluigi Buffon signed a one-year contract, with the option for a second year, with Paris Saint-Germain.

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97. On 11 January 2018, Gianluigi Buffon was named to the 2017 UEFA Team of the Year for the fifth time.

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98. On 15 August, Gianluigi Buffon was listed as one of the three finalists for the 2017 UEFA Best Player of the Year Award, along with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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99. On 30 January, Gianluigi Buffon was voted Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year for the 11th time, and named to the 2016 Serie A Team of the Year.

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100. On 5 January 2017, Gianluigi Buffon was named to the 2016 UEFA Team of the Year, becoming the oldest player ever to be named to the UEFA Team of the Year; this was the fourth time he had been voted to the UEFA Team of the Year.

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101. On 1 December, Gianluigi Buffon was nominated for the 2016 FIFPro World XI, making him the only player, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, to have been included in the shortlist every year since its inception in 2005.

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