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Gianluigi Buffon

38-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Juventus  Serie A


Italy

Birthdate:  January 28, 1978    Birthplace:  Carrara, Italy    Nationality:  Italy    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  183 lbs    

August 21, 2016    Gianluigi Buffon News

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Buffon conceded one goal and had zero saves in a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.

Buffon was not called upon often, as Fiorentina only mustered four shots in the match. However, the one shot on target evaded him, as he was unable to stop the close-range header from Nikola Kalinic off of a corner kick. He should face a few more shots when he visits Lazio on August 27th.

Gianluigi Buffon – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Saves Goals Allwd Clean Sheet
2016 Proj. Serie A Juventus 3060 69 17 19
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Season League Team Goals Allowed Saves Clean Sheet Penalty Saves
2015 UCL Juventus 9 24 3 0

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Date League OPP ST MIN SAVES GOALS CONC CLEAN SHEET PENALTY SAVE
2016-3Mar 16 UCL @MUN * 90 3 4 0 0
2016-2Feb 23 UCL MUN * 90 3 2 0 0
2015-12Dec 8 UCL @SEV * 90 5 1 0 0
2015-11Nov 25 UCL MCI * 90 2 0 1 0
2015-11Nov 3 UCL @BM * 90 5 1 0 0

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July 3, 2016

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Buffon made two saves and was beaten once in Saturday's shootout loss to Germany.

The ageless 'keeper was beaten in the early stages of the second half by a close-range effort, but he otherwise was effective again and helped his side hang in the game until they eventually lost in penalties. Buffon had a fantastic tournament, only allowing one goal in four games played, and he appears primed for another strong season with Juventus as they get back in action in August.

June 17, 2016

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Buffon was not forced to make any saves during Friday's 1-0 victory over Sweden.

Italy's defensive scheme worked to perfection Friday, as they blanketed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and limited Sweden to just four total shots, all off target. Buffon is still playing at a high level, but the strength of the defensive-minded side in front of him boosts his fantasy value even further. He will look to finish the group stage with a perfect defensive record in Wednesday's fixture with Ireland.

June 13, 2016

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Buffon stopped all three shots he faced during Monday's 2-0 win over Belgium.

Facing what was considered the toughest opponent in the group, the Italians executed their game plan to perfection and frustrated the Belgian attackers. Buffon wasn't forced into any big-time saves, but he was aided by several misfires from in close and was able to do enough to preserve the clean sheet. Coming off an excellent club season with Juventus, Buffon should be a strong fantasy play throughout the tournament due to Italy's defensive-minded style and their pedigree for performing on the biggest stages.

May 30, 2016

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Buffon had an excellent season, leading the Biancaneri to a Serie A record 29 wins while compiling a defensive record 12 goals better than the closest competitor.

The 38-year-old kept a whopping 25 clean sheets in all competitions, and came within a goal of leading his club past Bayern Munich and into the latter stages of the Champions League. Buffon's current contract runs for two more seasons, and he is currently preparing to participate in Euro 2016 with the Italian national team this summer before reprising his role as Serie A's top shot-stopper.

April 18, 2016

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Buffon stopped all four shots he faced during Sunday's 4-0 win over Palermo.

The ageless 'keeper continues to put up a wall in front of opponents, as the clean sheet was his 23rd on the season. Buffon's stellar play has helped Juventus come from behind to build a nine-point lead atop the Serie A table, and he will look to keep it up when the league-leaders take on Lazio on Wednesday.

April 13, 2016

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Buffon made four saves in Juventus' 2-1 victory over AC Milan.

This is the second time that the 38-year-old has bested opposite number Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is a full 21 years younger.

April 5, 2016

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Buffon made three saves in Juve's 1-0 clean sheet against Empoli.

The 38-year-old hopes this match can be the start of yet another 10-match shutout streak in Serie A, which would take the Bianconeri right into next season.