RotoWire Partners

Gianluigi Buffon

37-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Juventus  Serie A


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

February 17, 2015    Gianluigi Buffon News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Buffon made four saves but allowed two goals during Juve's 2-2 draw with Cesena on Saturday.

A very surprising result for Juve, made worse by Buffon allowing multiple goals for the first time since their 3-2 win over Olympiakos in the Champions League, and first time in Serie A play since Oct. 5 against Roma. Nevertheless, he is still the clear-cut best keeper in Italy, with 13 clean sheets this season.

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Gianluigi Buffon

<a href='/soccer/showArticle.htm?id=22777'>DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Champions League - Round of 16</a>

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Champions League - Round of 16

RotoWire's Alex Spalding makes his top picks for this week's Champions League action.

More Gianluigi Buffon Articles   View Last 30

World Cup: Messi, Kaka, Maicon and Buffon Top Each Position  

Gianluigi Buffon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 5, 2015

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Buffon has secured an exquisite 10 clean sheets through 15 games in Serie A this season.

Buffon's legendary status remains as strong as ever from a statistical standpoint, as the 36-year-old has surrendered merely six goals in his 15 outings this term. Along the way, Buffon has managed 25 saves, which has helped Juventus keep the league's best defensive record.

November 3, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Buffon produced four saves during Saturday's 2-0 win over Empoli.

Buffon's four saves Saturday served as a season-high for the 36-year-old, who now boasts an outstanding seven clean sheets through 10 Serie A appearances this season.

October 1, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Buffon made one save against Atletico Madrid as Juventus lost 1-0 in Wednesday's Champions League Group A match.

Buffon was beaten in the 74th minute to erase his clean sheet effort. The legendary Italian shot-stopper's next Champions League appearance is slated for Oct. 22 versus Olympiakos.

September 16, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Buffon needed to make only one save, though it was a beauty, in Juventus' 2-0 Champions League win over Malmo on Tuesday.

Buffon is in excellent form right now, as he has yet to allow a goal this season while wearing a Juve shirt, with one clean sheet in the Champions League and two in Serie A play. Up next is a trip to face AC Milan on Saturday.

June 20, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Buffon (ankle) ultimately made the start in goal against Costa Rica on Friday, but he gave up the lone goal that ended Italy's day in defeat.

There was doubt in whether or not Buffon would be able to make the start, but he managed to hit the field and recorded four saves. His ankle injury didn't seem to hinder his abilities too much as the lone goal that he gave up would have been out of the reach of most goalies. It's likely that he'll start once again when Italy plays Uruguay on Tuesday.

June 15, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Buffon (ankle) is considered an injury doubt to face Costa Rica on Friday, the AFP reports. "I can't tell if he'll play against Costa Rica," coach Enrico Catellacci said Sunday. "His knee is fine but he is still suffering from his ankle. I am optimistic about a quick recovery, but his health comes before everything."

Salvatore Siriglu started in place of Buffon in Italy's World Cup opener against England (a 2-1 win for the Azzurri), and he remains a fine option if he must start against Costa Rica.

June 14, 2014

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Buffon will miss Italy's World Cup opener against England on Saturday due to an ankle injury, reports ESPNFC.

Buffon was crucial in helping Italy win the World Cup in 2006 and his absence will be noticed during the crucial match against England. In his place, Salvatore Sirigu is expected to move up to the Starting XI.