Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian former professional footballer who played for Juventus FC and was also the team’s captain. He is a member of Italy’s national team, where he was captain until his retirement. Buffon is also regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of the twenty-first century. He began his football career in 1995 with the Parma football club, where he stayed for six years until 2001. Buffon then went on to play for Juventus until 2018, which was the most important part of his career. He then signed a one-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, a French football club. Later, Buffon returned to his old club Juventus and signed a one-year contract. He announced his retirement from the international, national club in May 2018.
|46 years old
|January 28, 1978
|6 ft 4 inches
|Working Out, Goal Keeping
Gianluigi Buffon Biography
Gianluigi Gigi Buffon was born in Carrara, Italy, on January 28, 1978. He was brought to his father, Adriano Buffon, and mother, Maria Stella Buffon. His parents were both national-level athletes, with his father competing in weightlifting and his mother in discus throwing. He has two sisters, Guendalina Buffon and Veronica Buffon, who both play volleyball for the Italian national team. Buffon is 46 years old and born under the sign of Aquarius.
Gianluigi Buffon Height, Weight
Gianluigi Buffon is of Italian nationality and practices Catholicism. He is of White ancestry. Buffon’s physique is athletic. Aside from that, he stands 6 feet 4 inches (192cm/1.92m) tall and weighs approximately 92 kg (202lbs). He has a pair of black eyes and black hair.
Gianluigi Buffon was always inspired by his parents, and his father used to train him, leading him to participate in various sports games when he was only five years old. He was initially admitted to a football training school where he played as a midfielder, but in his adolescence, he switched to play as a striker. He eventually returned to football and worked as a goalkeeper.
Gianluigi Buffon Wife, Marriage
Gianluigi Buffon married his long-term girlfriend, model Alena Seredova, in June 2011. This couple has two children, Louis Thomas (born in 2001) and David Lee (born in 2009). Unfortunately, he and his wife divorced in 2014.
Gianluigi Buffon joined the Parma FC youth club in 1992, and his talent as a goalkeeper astounded everyone. After three years, in 1995, he was finally called up to the senior squad and made his debut in the UEFA U-21 Championship that same year. In his third season with this club, he mesmerized everyone with his flawless goalkeeping, earning him the nickname “Superman.” The following season, he led his team to the ‘UEFA Cup,’ and he was named goalkeeper of the year. Furthermore, his team won numerous other titles, including the ‘Italian Cup,’ ‘Italian Supercup,’ and ‘Italian Supercup.’
Though Gianluigi retired from international football, he continued to play for his club Juventus, where he excelled. He also received the Golden Foot Award, the first given to a goalkeeper. In 2016, he was also one of the oldest players to be named to the UEFA Team of the Year. Gianluigi then played December December final 21 games for Juventus in the 2017-2018 season. His first match for PSG was against Monaco, which they won 4-0. He returned to Juventus for the 2019-2020 season after appearing in 17 games. Juventus extended his contract until July 2021 due to his exceptional talent. He has appeared in 9 matches so far.
Gianluigi Buffon Net Worth
As of February 2024, Gianluigi Buffon’s net worth is currently $20 million as a result of his professional football career. He has earned through his football career.