• HISTORY: Buffon equals Casillas appearance record

    HISTORY: Buffon equals Casillas appearance record

    The 38-year-old’s outing against Germany on Tuesday was his 167th for Italy, establishing him alongside his La Roja equivalent in terms of most caps.

    Gianluigi Buffon earned his 167th international cap for Italy during Tuesday’s 0-0 draw against Germany, in the process equaling Spain counterpart Iker Casillas’ appearance record.

    The Juventus custodian started the clash at San Siro before being replaced at half-time, during which he made a number of saves.

    Buffon is already Italy’s record appearance holder after making his debut in […]

  • Juve legend Gianluigi Buffon silences the haters with brilliant put-down

    Juve legend Gianluigi Buffon silences the haters with brilliant put-down

    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has emphatically hit back at critics of his recent performances after he played a starring role in last night’s Champions League win over Lyon.

    Chelsea loanee Juan Cuadrado struck a sublime winner in France as Juve snatched a 1-0 win that owed much to Buffon’s heroics between the sticks.

    The 38-year-old saved a penalty from Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and also did well to keep out Nabil Fekir as Juve played much of the second half with ten […]

  • Juventus and Italy’s Buffon can play until he’s 50

    Juventus and Italy’s Buffon can play until he’s 50

    Former Juventus winger Pavel Nedved says he would like to see Gianluigi Buffon playing on until he is 50, because he still has the enthusiasm of a teenager.

    Buffon, 38, has announced his intention to retire at least from international football following the 2018 World Cup, although he may continue to play for Juventus beyond then.

    According to Nedved, who is now a director of the Serie A club, there is no reason why the Italy number one cannot carry on playing […]

  • Manchester United’s Pogba can be like Zidane – Buffon

    Manchester United’s Pogba can be like Zidane – Buffon

    Gianluigi Buffon believes Paul Pogba can become the best player in the world at Manchester United and has compared him with Zinedine Zidane.

    The Italy goalkeeper was Juventus team-mates with both Zidane and Pogba, who spent four years at the Serie A champions.

    United’s record signing, who impressed on his second debut for the club in the 2-0 win over Southampton on Friday, has expressed his desire to win the Ballon D’Or at Old Trafford.

    And Juventus legend Buffon said he has seen […]

  • Only David De Gea and Manuel Neuer are better than Joe Hart right now, says Gigi Buffon

    Only David De Gea and Manuel Neuer are better than Joe Hart right now, says Gigi Buffon

    Juventus legend Gigi Buffon believes Joe Hart has the character to bounce back from the Manchester City bench.

    Hart, who looks destined to leave the Etihad stadium before the transfer window closes, has been snubbed by new boss Pep Guardiola who is searching a ball-playing goalkeeper.

    Barcelona No.1 Claudio Bravo is thought to be putting the final touches on a £17million transfer to the Premier League as Joe Hart slips further down the pecking order.

    ‘[Hart] has been in this position before, he […]