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Gianluigi Buffon

36-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Juventus  Serie A


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

June 20, 2014    Gianluigi Buffon News

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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.

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June 15, 2014

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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

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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.

February 23, 2014

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Buffon made three saves en route to a clean sheet during Juventus' 1-0 win over Torino on Sunday.

The 36-year old keeper now has 12 clean sheets on the season, although Sunday's was his first since January 5 against AS Roma. Juventus continue top the Serie A table, although they continue to give up more goals recently than they did at the beginning of the season.

January 27, 2014

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Buffon will miss Juventus' match with Inter after picking up a red card over the weekend in a draw with Lazio.

That is not the ideal match to miss.

August 24, 2013

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Buffon made one save en route to a clean sheet during Saturday's 1-0 victory over Sampdoria.

Buffon couldn't have asked for a much easier Serie A opener this season. He'll continue to be a clean sheet target as the starting goalkeeper for presumably the favorite to win the Serie A this year.

May 8, 2013

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Buffon and Andrea Barzagli will miss Juventus' match with Atalanta due to minor injuries, Football Italia reports.

Having already won the Serie A title, losing Buffon will not hurt Juventus.

January 23, 2013

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The legendary goalkeeper has signed a two-year contract extension through June 2015 with Juventus, Football Italia reports.

This is great news for Juventus.