Gianluigi Buffon-The Saviour Of Italy

Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon (born in Carrara, January 28, 1978, age 34 years) was a professional soccer player from Italy. He now joined the Turin club, Juventus FC. Buffon also a goalkeeper in the Italy national football team. He bought Juventus from Parma in 2001. When delivering his best achievement was winning the 2006 World Cup Italy. Until now, Buffon is often referred to as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Awards she has received one of them is the Best Goalkeepers Serie A title which he had achieved as much as eight times.


Born of a family background in sports with her mother Maria Stella as an athlete throwing a discus and father Adriano Buffon as weight lifters, Buffon was the first child of three siblings. Two sisters Veronica and Guendalina is also currently works as a volleyball athlete. Uncle Angelo Masocco Buffon himself is also works as a basketball athlete. [One of the legendary Italian goalkeeper Lorenzo Buffon is still no blood relationship with the grandfather Gianluigi Buffon.

Buffon is currently engaged to Czech model Alena Šeredová.Pasangan already has two children, namely Louis Thomas (born 28 December 2007) and David Lee (born 31 October 2009). Buffon's first child was named "Thomas" by taking the basis of Thomas N'Kono, which is the goalkeeper Buffon idol as a child. Buffon is good friends with some of them footballer Alessandro Del Piero and Pavel Nedved.

Club career

AC Parma (1991-2001)

Buffon started his career through the academy youth football club AC Parma in 1991 at age 15. He later graduated from the junior team in 1995 at the age of 19 years. Buffon then Serie A debut against AC Milan at Parma on 19 November 1995, and in this match draw against Milan Parma with a score of 0-0. Buffon was then given the opportunity to play again for eight times, and officially became the new principal keeper Parma in 1996, when he was handled by legendary goalkeeper coach Louie P. In Parma itself, Buffon then devoured more than 200 games, and on the fourth season in 1998-1999, he managed to lead Parma won the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia.

2000-01 season is the last season Buffon at Parma. The growing rumors that moment he would be taken up by the big teams from outside Italy. In Italy alone it is also rumored to be acquired by defending champions AS Roma. But the news was later denied by the Romans and they then buy Ivan Pelizzoli from Atalanta. Buffon himself casually responded to this rumor, and he said bahw:

"I think, Rome is not a good place for me to develop a career. They are champions, but their finances are likely to be thin so that makes me struggle alone as one of the stars in there with Francesco Totti. "

Turin club, Juventus and then move quickly to buy a package with Lilian Thuram. Buffon himself as transfer pricing is £ 32.6 million at the same time the world's most expensive goalkeeper menobatkannya. [8] As part of the transfer, then give Jonathan Bachini Juventus to Parma.

Juventus FC (2001-present)

Gianluigi Buffon became one of the players who brought Juventus in the 2001-02 season with the Parma team mate Lilian Thuram and midfielder Pavel Nedved.Juventus own SS Lazio managed to get fresh money after selling their star Zinedine Zidane to Real Madrid.

Juventus also later brought back as a coach Marcello Lippi after the fire Carlo Ancelotti is considered failed to take the Serie A champions Juventus even equipped with star players.

In his first season with Juventus goalkeeper Buffon became subscription starting eleven when he appeared in 45 official matches. Buffon then managed to lead the Serie A champions Juventus through heroic action in the final game as the club managed to win and in other places Inter Milan who emerged as leaders until the weekend to-33 defeat. Then in 2002-03, Buffon appeared in 47 official matches and once again led Juventus won the Serie A. He also later managed to penetrate the lead Juve's Champions League final which was held at Old Trafford Stadium, England. Unfortunately Juve then lost to compatriot rivals, AC Milan in a penalty penalti.Atas these achievements, in 2003, Buffon and was awarded the UEFA Most Valuable Player and Best Goalkeeper title as the world.

2003-04 season, Buffon appeared in 38 games, although Juventus when it failed to win the Serie A. He then get another award that is included in the list of 125 Best Footballers Active version of the Brazilian soccer legend, this Pele.Penghargaan he got in early 2004. Then in the 2004-05 season, Buffon re-emerge as one of the stars that lead the Serie A champions Juventus under Fabio Capello.

August 2005, Buffon had had an accident in the face AC Milan in the event the Luigi Berlusconi Trophy pre-season. He crashed in a field with Milan midfielder Kaka while chasing a loose ball and then sentenced to suffer an injury and a dislocated shoulder should be in operation. Worry is considered "team destroyer" by supporters of Juventus, AC Milan goalkeeper and then kind enough to lend them the Christian Abbiati [16] as a stopgap until Buffon successful operation and recovery. Buffon then returned to play with Juve in November 2005, but shortly afterwards he suffered back injuries and was able to perform full in January. Even so, the duo Abbiati and Buffon who appear alternately managed to lead Juventus won the Serie A for the 29th time in club history.

On May 12, 2006, Buffon, along with a team of Juventus goalkeeper Antonio Chimenti and neighbors and some other players divonus involved in an illegal gambling in the match between Juventus against Parma. He then defended himself before the court and he admitted that he was often involved in gambling, but he never once gambled on behalf of the team (in this case Juventus). Seeing his confession about gambling, speculation began to spread in Italy that could be displaced from its position as Buffon goalkeeper the Italian national team at the 2006 World Cup, but then it faded and gossip on May 15 announced officially that would be a goalkeeper Buffon Italy national team in World Cup 2006 . Subsequently all the players Juventus later acquitted of illegal gambling on June 27, 2007 or the year after this case dipersidangkan.

After PD was announced as a goalkeeper in 2006, Buffon and then faced a new problem. Juventus club is charged with engaging in Calciopoli scandal, and as a result, the club was forced to remove the two Serie A titles in 2004-05 and 2005-06, and was suspended down to Serie B.Desas other rumors later emerged that Buffon will be released by Juventus to biaya.Beberapa save the club was interested in them is Manchester United, AC Milan and Real Madrid. But then management decided not to sell Juventus Buffon, Buffon himself and accept the punishment given to Juventus as it is. He then added that the Serie B is a division that has never Juventus won, and it would be nice if Juve can win it.

April 2007, Milan vice president Adriano Galliani claimed that Buffon has agreed to replace contracted Dida.Hal Milan was then denied by Buffon, who stated that he was never contacted by the Milan.

After Juventus won the Serie B and back to Serie A in the 2007-08 season, Buffon later agreed to extend the contract with the club until the 2012 season. Juventus star Buffon back to when delivering the club ranks and three Serie A 2007-08 Champions League qualifying quota in return of Juventus to Serie A. 2008-09 season, then suffered several injuries Buffon, including back injuries and muscle injuries. [23] From September 2008 until January 2009, the substitute goalkeeper Buffon Alexander Manninger conclusively appear extraordinary and got many compliments.

 Manninger then more widely used by coach Claudio Ranieri than even Buffon Buffon has recovered 100%. Buffon also got upset and sad when he was replaced by Manninger against Lecce and Atalanta. Buffon rumors began to grow tired and bored with Juventus.

 Buffon also admitted that he was angry and upset, but there is no other way for him rather than accept the coach's decision. Buffon was eventually chosen to re-extend the contract until the end of 2013, and hinted that he wanted to retire with Juventus.
2011-12 season, Buffon appeared incredible season by some brilliant rescue. Among currently facing a penalty from Francesco Totti's controversial and the header block Muntari. Buffon again managed to deliver Juventus won the Scudetto under coach Antonio Conte.

International Career

Gianluigi Buffon made his debut for the Italy national football team on October 29, 1997 at the age of 19 years as a replacement for Gianluca Pagliuca is injured during play will face off against 1998 World Cup Russia's national football team. He then entered the 23 players who played in the 1998 World Cup but he did not get a chance to play though. Buffon also include members of the Italian team in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004. Buffon also actually be the primary choice of Dino Zoff in the European Cup in 2000, but only eight days before the tournament begins his hand was broken and he was replaced by Francesco Toldo.
During the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, Buffon appeared in superb form as he conceded just two goals and recorded five times a clean sheet.

Another note on PD 2006 Buffon was he not conceded for 453 minutes. Two goals are lodged against Buffon is the time of Cristian Zaccardo own goal against the national soccer team United States and in the final penalty goal from Zinedine Zidane (the French national football team). Buffon also became a hero in the 2006 World Cup final match exactly when the course of France on penalties after 1-1 draw against Italy. Buffon managed to hold kick David Trezeguet and a penalty from Fabio Grosso, Italy eventually won the 2006 world.

Of these achievements, Buffon then got a gift of Lev Yashin Award for outstanding featured during the year 2005-2006.

At Euro 2008, Gianluigi Buffon get a chance to appear as national team captain Fabio Cannavaro after withdrew from the tournament due to injury. In the group stage match against Romania national football team on June 13, Buffon saved a penalty from Adrian Mutu and the game ended with the score 1-1. Buffon then look incredible against France in their final group game, but unfortunately it looks superb Buffon has to end when the national football team against Spain in the quarterfinals nine days later, because Italy was forced to give up 4-2 on penalties, and Buffon only able to fend off a penalty from Spain.

June 14th, 2010 at the 2010 World Cup, Buffon was replaced at half-time Italy drew with Paraguay national football team in Group F. The reason for the replacement of Buffon is injured tendons and nerves relapse later eliminated from World Cup to Italy in 2010, Buffon did not never be played again

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