Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon should be forced to play with a blindfold on

He might be getting on in years, but he’s still too damn good Fairness and sportsmanship are the foundation of honest competition at all levels. With this in mind, UEFA must require Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to play all matches while wearing a blindfold in the name leveling the playing field for the poor souls who …

The ageless Gianluigi Buffon’s Italy debut

This day in football history On 29 October 1997, 19-year old Parma goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon debuted for Italy, the first of his record 165 caps (and counting). That first match was a rain-soaked 1–1 away draw with Russia in a qualifying playoff for the 1998 World Cup. Although picked for the squad, Buffon was an unused …

Gigi Buffon gave out free hugs outside Italy’s hotel

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iGSz4rZRHFI The day after Italy’s agonizing shootout loss to Germany in the Euro 2016 quarterfinals, it was time to go home. As the team boarded the bus outside their hotel, the gathered fans remained ardent with their support. So to show his gratitude, goalkeeper and captain Gigi Buffon stopped just before boarding, went over to …

Andrea Pirlo’s Tears are as Beautiful as they are Rare

Last week’s top soccer moments By Dan Stelly | Photo via Streamable Michael Bradley went box to box before Bobby Wood tucked away the United States’ stunning game-winner against the Netherlands. [Source: Streamable] It wasn’t enough in the long run, but Gianluigi Buffon rolled back the years to prevent Barcelona from doubling their initial lead. [Source: …