Gigi Buffon played his 648th game in Serie A against Torino. The Juventus legend is already the only record holder. This man is an exceptional phenomenon.
Gianluigi Buffon has another record in the match against Torino (4: 1). The 42-year-old Juventus goalkeeper played his 648th game in Serie A, surpassing Paolo Maldini and is now the sole record holder. Maldini played 647 games for AC Milan from 1985 to 2009.
“It’s not 648. It’s a whole life – Life with two gloves, life in front of the goalpost. 648 Thank you! ” – The 2006 world champion posted on Twitter.
“Buffon is writing a new chapter in his unfinished career, which began on November 19, 1995. Then, Parma coach Nevio Scala let 17-year-old goalkeeper play against Maldini’s Milan, “Gazzetta Dello Sport wrote.
“Do you know why I have reached this level? Because I was never satisfied. My goal is to play until I am 43 years old. I am motivated, and I can still play at a high level, ”explained the veteran, who has extended his contract with Juventus for one year. It is noteworthy that Buffon played in Serie A for the first time this year. Gigi last played in the Italian Championship in December 2019.
Buffon made his Serie A debut in 1995 at the age of 17 and moved to Juve in 2001. In the 2006/2007 season, the Turin giants were penalized and relegated to Serie B, but Buffon did not leave the team. He moved to Paris Saint-Germain for one season in 2018 and returned to Juventus last year. Gigi Buffon has also played 176 matches for the Italian national team.
Most matches in Serie A.
- Gianluigi Buffon – 648
- Paolo Maldini – 647
- Francesco Totti – 619
- Javier Zanetti – 615