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 Gianluigi BUFFON 2002-2006 
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Name: Gianluigi Buffon

Nickname: "Gigi" | "Superman"


Country: :ITA: Italy
Club: Juventus F.C.
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 24-28 years (28/01/1978)

Height: 191 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Attack: 30
Defence: 95
Balance: 90
Stamina: 68
Top Speed: 74
Acceleration: 78
Response: 97
Agility: 84
Dribble Accuracy: 58
Dribble Speed: 60
Short Pass Accuracy: 61
Short Pass Speed: 66
Long Pass Accuracy: 63
Long Pass Speed: 65
Shot Accuracy: 47
Shot Power: 87
Shot Technique: 49
Free Kick Accuracy: 44
Curling: 45
Header: 47
Jump: 88
Technique: 62
Aggression: 61
Mentality: 84
Goalkeeper Skills: 95
Team Work: 86

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard

S12 - 1-on-1 Keeper


Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon,(born January 28, 1978 in Carrara), is an Italian FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper who currently plays for Italian Serie A club Juventus F.C. and the Italian national team. Gianluigi Buffon was born into a sporting family. His mother, Maria Stella, was a discus thrower, his father, Adriano, a weightlifter, his two sisters Veronica and Guendalina played volleyball and his uncle, Angelo Masocco, played basketball. He is also a nephew of goalkeeping legend Lorenzo Buffon (a cousin of Gianluigi's grandfather). Buffon is married to Czech model Alena Šeredova. Šeredova gave birth to son Louis Thomas on December 28, 2007.

At the age of just 17, Buffon made his Serie A debut for Parma A.C. in a 0-0 home draw against A.C. Milan on November 19, 1995. In his fourth season with the club, he won the UEFA Cup. He transferred from Parma to Juventus in 2001, for a world-record goalkeeper's fee of €52 million. Buffon nearly signed with A.S. Roma in 2001 following his departure from Parma, but team president Franco Sensi instead opted for Atalanta B.C. keeper Ivan Pelizzoli, who averaged less than fifteen appearances in five seasons with Roma. Buffon also claimed that he wouldn't have signed with Roma had he left Juventus in 2006. “That was never a possibility really...I don’t think that Roma had the finances to make an investment of such a nature.

In 2003, he received the UEFA Most Valuable Player and Best Goalkeeper awards, and was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004. During the annual Luigi Berlusconi Trophy match against Milan in August 2005, Buffon collided with Milan midfielder Kaká while chasing a loose ball, and suffered a dislocated shoulder that required surgery. His operation was successful and he returned to the pitch in November, but played only once as another injury returned him to the sidelines until January. He recovered in time to help lead Juventus to their second consecutive Scudetto and his fourth overall with the club. On May 12, 2006, Buffon, along with former Juventus goalkeeper Antonio Chimenti and many other players, were implicated as participants in illegal betting on Serie A matches while with Parma. The following day, he voluntarily allowed himself to be questioned by Turin magistrates in an attempt to clear his name. While admitting that he did bet on sports (until regulations went into effect in late 2005, banning players from doing so), he vehemently denied placing wagers on Italian football matches. Fears arose that he had jeopardized his chance of playing in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but he was officially named Italy's starting goalkeeper on May 15. The players were cleared of all charges by the FIGC on June 27, 2007.Following Juventus' punishment in the Calciopoli scandal, rumors spread that Juventus were shopping Buffon on the transfer market as a cost-cutting measure, and many teams became interested in his services. However, no deals ever materialized as Buffon elected to remain with Juventus; his agent said, "Serie B is a division he has never won and he wants to try to do this." A.C. Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani stated in April 2007 that Buffon's decision to stay proved a catalyst in re-signing incumbent Dida, though Buffon later denied having ever been contacted by Milan.

After Juventus won the Cadetti and were promoted back into the top flight, Buffon signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2012.
Buffon was awarded his first cap for Italy at the age of nineteen, as an injury replacement for Gianluca Pagliuca during a 1998 FIFA World Cup play-off against Russia. He was called up for the 1998 World Cup finals, but did not play a single game as Pagliuca remained first choice. He was a member of the Italy squad at the 1996 Summer Olympics, the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004. He was also the first choice goalkeeper for Italy at the Euro 2000, but broke his hand in a friendly match against Norway just eight days before the tournament started, and had his starting place taken by Francesco Toldo.

He kept five clean sheets in addition to a 453-minute scoreless streak during the 2006 World Cup finals; the only goals conceded were an own goal from teammate Cristian Zaccardo against the United States, and a Zinedine Zidane penalty in the final against France, which ended 1-1 in extra time and led to a penalty shootout in which neither Buffon nor Fabien Barthez could make a save. The lone miss was David Trezeguet's effort that clanged off the bottom of the crossbar and failed to cross the line, which enabled Italy's Fabio Grosso to seal the victory for the Italians. Buffon received the Yashin Award for his accomplishments throughout the competition.

Buffon was named Italy captain for Euro 2008 after incumbent Fabio Cannavaro was ruled out of the tournament due to injury. In the second game of the group stage against Romania on June 13, he saved a penalty from Adrian Mutu in the 81st minute as the match ended 1-1. Italy were eliminated in the quarterfinals nine days later after a 4-2 penalty shootout loss to Spain in which Buffon made one save.


* Serie A: 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2011-12
* Supercoppa Italiana: 2002, 2003
* Serie B: 2006-07


* UEFA Under-21 European Championship: 1996
* FIFA World Cup: 2006


* Bravo Award: 1999
* UEFA Champions League Most Valuable Player: 2003
* UEFA Club Football Awards Best Goalkeeper: 2003
* FIFA 100
* Yashin Award: 2006
* 2006 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
* European Footballer of the Year (Silver Ball): 2006
* Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009
* Onze d'Or (Best Goalkeeper): 2003, 2006
* UEFA Team of the Year: 2003, 2004, 2006
* FIFPro World XI: 2006, 2007
* IFFHS Best Goalkeeper: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
* UEFA Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament


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Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:48 pm
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I think he deserves a low AGG (83-82) and a better DEF and GKS (98-99) bassed in the set of him in the Practice. In this time he was a really monster. The best GK i ever see with Kahn.

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Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:52 am
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Buffon deserves the card "S11: Penalty Saver", as in his career he saved many penalties. In this video there are all penalties saved by Buffon with Juventus (are updated on 10 February 2017):

Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:54 am

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PiccoloInzaghi wrote:
Buffon deserves the card "S11: Penalty Saver", as in his career he saved many penalties. In this video there are all penalties saved by Buffon with Juventus (are updated on 10 February 2017):

Yep, even in Parma he was the nightmare of Ronaldo.

Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:05 pm
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