Gianluigi Buffon

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Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon, (Italian pronunciation: [dʒanluˈiːdʒi bufˈfɔn, -ˈfon]; born 28 January 1978) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Juventus. He is widely regarded by players, pundits and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and, by many, as the greatest ever. Buffon holds the record for the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history: over 12 league matches, he went unbeaten for 974 consecutive minutes during the 2015–16 season, achieving the most consecutive clean sheets (10) during that run. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gianluigi Buffon has received more than 9,472,435 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 47th most popular soccer player.

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  • 12.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 47 out of 13,233Before him are Ronaldinho, Rivellino, Djalma Santos, Josef Bican, Bobby Moore, and Stanley Matthews. After him are Lothar Matthäus, David Beckham, Paolo Maldini, Roger Milla, Flórián Albert, and Arthur Friedenreich.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 627 out of 3,282Before him are Jacopo Sansovino (1486), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Pope Felix IV (480), Pope Boniface II (470), Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), and Marozia (890). After him are Peter Lombard (1096), Michelozzo (1396), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Mario Draghi (1947), Teia (550), and Manfred, King of Sicily (1232).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Gianluigi Buffon ranks 3Before him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910) and Cesare Maldini (1932). After him are Paolo Maldini (1968), Roberto Baggio (1967), Paolo Rossi (1956), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Francesco Totti (1976), Silvio Piola (1913), Gianni Rivera (1943), Franco Baresi (1960), and Luigi Riva (1944).

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