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Happy Birthday Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus’ goalkeeper celebrates his 42nd Birthday today!

Today is Gianluigi Buffon’s 42nd Birthday.

The Italian shot-stopper is still playing at the highest level of football. He is also breaking records with every appearance that he makes.

The Italian shot-stopper is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper of his generation, having won 25 trophies throughout his illustrious career.

He arrived at Juventus for a world-record transfer fee for a goalkeeper from Parma some 52 million Euros. This was back in 2001 when he was a mere 23-year-old.

After 17 years with the Bianconerri, Buffon departed for PSG in search of a new challenge. Despite winning the French Ligue title he returned to his footballing home in Turin for one last hoorah.

The only trophy that illudes the legend is the Champions League. He is hoping that he can add this to his collection this year.

Buffon has come in for some criticism about the fact he is more interested in records than performance. The now 42, he has said he has no plans to retire just yet.

Gianluigi Buffon happy birthday!