Gianluigi Buffon

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Gianluigi Buffon (Italian pronunciation: [dʒanluˈiːdʒi bufˈfɔn, -ˈfon]; born 28 January 1978) is an Italian professional footballer who captains and plays as a goalkeeper for the Serie B club Parma. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and by some as the greatest ever. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gianluigi Buffon has received more than 12,143,586 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Gianluigi Buffon is the 87th most popular soccer player (down from 47th in 2019), the 873rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 627th in 2019) and the 11th 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 87 out of 16,923Before him are Franco Baresi, Matthias Sindelar, Quique Setién, Francesco Totti, Denis Law, and Richard Møller Nielsen. After him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Hristo Stoichkov, Bebeto, George Weah, Gabriel Batistuta, and Telmo Zarra.

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Among people born in 1978, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 1After him are Kobe Bryant, Miroslav Klose, Carles Puyol, Didier Drogba, Michelle Rodriguez, Gennaro Gattuso, Frank Lampard, Ashton Kutcher, Rachel McAdams, Ian Somerhalder, and Omar Sy.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 873 out of 4,088Before him are Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1587), Lucius Cornelius Cinna (-135), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Giovanni Pisano (1248), and Herod Agrippa II (28). After him are Antipope Clement III (1025), Rachele Mussolini (1890), Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1843), Giuseppe Torelli (1658), and Alessandro Marcello (1673).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 11Before him are Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Paolo Rossi (1956), Silvio Piola (1913), Gianni Rivera (1943), Franco Baresi (1960), and Francesco Totti (1976). After him are Alessandro Del Piero (1974), Luigi Riva (1944), Filippo Inzaghi (1973), Sandro Mazzola (1942), Fabio Cannavaro (1973), and Andrea Pirlo (1979).

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