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Gianluigi Buffon

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Gianluigi Buffon (Italian pronunciation: [dʒanluˈiːdʒi bufˈfɔn]; born 28 January 1978), also known as Gigi Buffon, is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, he is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances and holds the record for the most appearances in the Serie A. Buffon made his Serie A debut at Parma in 1995, helping Parma to win the Coppa Italia, the UEFA Cup and the Supercoppa Italiana in 1999. After joining Juventus in 2001, for the world record fee for a goalkeeper of €52.9 million at the time, Buffon won Serie A titles in both of his first two seasons at the club. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gianluigi Buffon has received more than 15,268,269 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Gianluigi Buffon is the 71st most popular soccer player (up from 87th in 2019), the 827th most popular biography from Italy (up from 873rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Gianluigi Buffon is most famous for being a goalkeeper for the Italian national team and Juventus. He is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

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Among soccer players, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 71 out of 16,880Before him are Carlos Queiroz, Gianni Rivera, Mario Kempes, Silvio Piola, Matthias Sindelar, and Gheorghe Hagi. After him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Gabriel Batistuta, Hristo Stoichkov, Leônidas, Andriy Shevchenko, and Alisha Lehmann.

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Among people born in 1978, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 2Before him is Volodymyr Zelensky. After him are Kobe Bryant, Carles Puyol, Miroslav Klose, Didier Drogba, Michelle Rodriguez, Omar Sy, Charlene, Princess of Monaco, Rachel McAdams, Steve Chen, and Ashton Kutcher.

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Among people born in Italy, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 827 out of 4,668Before him are Alfonso II of Naples (1448), Fausto Coppi (1919), Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778), Giambattista Basile (1566), Romano Prodi (1939), and Aristoxenus (-360). After him are Phalaris (-700), Louise of Orléans (1812), Bernardino of Siena (1380), Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351), Rosalia Lombardo (1918), and Sebastiano del Piombo (1485).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 9Before him are Roberto Baggio (1967), Paolo Maldini (1968), Paolo Rossi (1956), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Gianni Rivera (1943), and Silvio Piola (1913). After him are Francesco Totti (1976), Roberto Mancini (1964), Franco Baresi (1960), Fabio Cannavaro (1973), Filippo Inzaghi (1973), and Luigi Riva (1944).

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