Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon (born 28 January 1978 in Carrara, Italy), is an Italian FIFA World Cup, UEFA Cup, and Serie A winning goalkeeper who plays for Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team. He is considered by many fans and experts to be one of most dominant and successful goalkeepers in recent history.

Long regarded as the finest goalkeeper in the world, Buffon became the most expensive stopper in history when he joined Juventus for £32.6 million in 2001. Since that record breaking move the Italian has proved his considerable worth for both club and country, culminating in World Cup triumph in 2006. 

After winning the 2001-02 and 2002-03 Scudetto in Turin, Buffon stayed loyal to Juventus after they were demoted to Serie B in the Italian match-fixing scandal and he was rewarded with an instant return to the top fight, which inspired the big keeper to sign an extension to his contract until 2012.

Buffon has won everything in the Italian game and was a major part of the Italy side that won the World Cup - enjoying a 453-minute scoreless streak and conceding just two goals (one an own goal and the other a penalty) during the tournament. His personal accolades include the UEFA award for Most Valuable Player and Best Goalkeeper. [source : Gigi Buffon]

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