Gianluigi Buffon was born on the 28th of January 1978 in Carrara, Italy and is a famous goalkeeper.
Biography and Career :
His parents' names are Maria Stella and Adriano. She was a discus thrower and he a weightlifter, so Gianluigi comes from an athletic family.
Veronica and Guendalina are his sisters and they play volleyball.
Between 1991 and 1995 he had played for Parma and after becoming a professional player he continued playing for this club another six years.
During this period he defended in 168 matches.
In 2001 he was transferred to Juventus and in the present he is still a player there. He has been used by his coach in 190 matches until now.
Juventus paid Parma when they transferred the player £32 million.
Since 1997 he has been helping his national team, Ital
y, and won along his team mates the World Cup in 2006.
He received many trophies and honors, among them the Yashin Award, European Footballer of the Year - Silver Ball in 2006, Bravo Award in 1999 or Oscar del Calcio - Best Goalkeeper in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
In 2003 and 2006 he received the Onze d'Or - Best Goalkeeper award.
While being at Parma he won the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia in 1999.
His fiancee is Alena Seredova since 2005 and in February 2008 they are expecting their first child.
- Height: 191 cm
- Playing Position: Goalkeeper
- His nickname is Gigi
Self Filmography :
- Quelli che... il calcio (1 episode, 2006)
- 2006 FIFA World Cup (2006) (mini) TV Series
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