Gianluigi Buffon (55 Viewers)

Apr 29, 2006
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It's akward for someone to say that Achiles is a legend without any picture or video proofs, but he is. Legend is not just based on what you saw, it's based on history and their achievements.
:lol:
But, but I saw Achilles. He was walking around with his wife Mrs Smith back then and their 6 children from 5 continents of adventure. Its a pity they've divorced recently, but the legend continues.
 

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lgorTudor

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Jan 15, 2015
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It's akward for someone to say that Achiles is a legend without any picture or video proofs, but he is. Legend is not just based on what you saw, it's based on history and their achievements.
Adding up to my first statement, football was so fucking shit back in the day I really have troubles respecting 'legends' who played prior to the 90s cos that's when football stopped looking like some goofs playing in the backyard. Pele would be a Serie C player these days
 

ALC

Ohaulick
Oct 28, 2010
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I find it hard to classify Zidane as a Juve legend.

That being said, I prefer DP over Buffon but it's a matter of opinion. A lot of people nowadays would say Pirlo was a better player than DP but we know that's not true. A lot of it is just due to them being in the public eye more. To me, DP is the face of Juve and will always be a big part of their history.

Nedved is up there too, based on how good he was (best player in the world) and sticking with Juve to Serie B. So yeah, the best trio in my eyes is the Del Piero, Nedved, Buffon.
 

DAiDEViL

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Feb 21, 2015
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Adding up to my first statement, football was so fucking shit back in the day I really have troubles respecting 'legends' who played prior to the 90s cos that's when football stopped looking like some goofs playing in the backyard. Pele would be a Serie C player these days
Jan Koller stopped playing in 2011 :p
 

Hydde

Minimiliano Tristelli
Mar 6, 2003
38,708
Adding up to my first statement, football was so $#@!ing $#@! back in the day I really have troubles respecting 'legends' who played prior to the 90s cos that's when football stopped looking like some goofs playing in the backyard. Pele would be a Serie C player these days
This can hurt some but is indeed true. Pele would have been stellar nowadays because i think his talent was way beyond his era. But yes the defenders he faced were morons.
I think defenders started to get very good in the 90s onwards...because before they were very unorganized and passive in their tackling. They let forwards run circles around them without even trying to take them down.

I find it hard to classify Zidane as a Juve legend.

That being said, I prefer DP over Buffon but it's a matter of opinion. A lot of people nowadays would say Pirlo was a better player than DP but we know that's not true. A lot of it is just due to them being in the public eye more. To me, DP is the face of Juve and will always be a big part of their history.

Nedved is up there too, based on how good he was (best player in the world) and sticking with Juve to Serie B. So yeah, the best trio in my eyes is the Del Piero, Nedved, Buffon.
:tup:

Pirlo got nothing on DP
 

Raz

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Nov 20, 2005
12,218
Adding up to my first statement, football was so fucking shit back in the day I really have troubles respecting 'legends' who played prior to the 90s cos that's when football stopped looking like some goofs playing in the backyard. Pele would be a Serie C player these days
If it wasn't for them there would not be Juventus as you know it today. And going by t hat logic, football in 50 years might be lightyears from what it is today and legends like DP, Buffon would not be legends?

It's not about how good they would be outside of their time, but how good and important they were at their time. It's really not a hard concept to grasp.

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I find it hard to classify Zidane as a Juve legend.

That being said, I prefer DP over Buffon but it's a matter of opinion. A lot of people nowadays would say Pirlo was a better player than DP but we know that's not true. A lot of it is just due to them being in the public eye more. To me, DP is the face of Juve and will always be a big part of their history.

Nedved is up there too, based on how good he was (best player in the world) and sticking with Juve to Serie B. So yeah, the best trio in my eyes is the Del Piero, Nedved, Buffon.
Zidane was just a passenger, definitely not Juve legend. A legend overal, but not our club Legend.
 

lgorTudor

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Jan 15, 2015
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If it wasn't for them there would not be Juventus as you know it today. And going by t hat logic, football in 50 years might be lightyears from what it is today and legends like DP, Buffon would not be legends?

It's not about how good they would be outside of their time, but how good and important they were at their time. It's really not a hard concept to grasp.
For me they will be. But for kids in 50 years they might be not. And I won't blame them.
 

InterMerda

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Feb 9, 2016
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I find it hard to classify Zidane as a Juve legend.

That being said, I prefer DP over Buffon but it's a matter of opinion. A lot of people nowadays would say Pirlo was a better player than DP but we know that's not true. A lot of it is just due to them being in the public eye more. To me, DP is the face of Juve and will always be a big part of their history.

Nedved is up there too, based on how good he was (best player in the world) and sticking with Juve to Serie B. So yeah, the best trio in my eyes is the Del Piero, Nedved, Buffon.
He´s nothing more and nothing less than the light skinned version of Pogba.
 

Hydde

Minimiliano Tristelli
Mar 6, 2003
38,708
For me they will be. But for kids in 50 years they might be not. And I won't blame them.
I think you could say that about zidane. But what del piero and buffon did to juve is timeless. It goes way beyond generations. They will be remembered as legends in the juventus annals of history even after they die
 

Raz

Senior Member
Nov 20, 2005
12,218
I think you could say that about zidane. But what del piero and buffon did to juve is timeless. It goes way beyond generations. They will be remembered as legends in the juventus annals of history even after they die
Del Piero, Buffon, Trez, Nedved and Camo. All of them and not just Buffon and Del Piero.
 

Klin

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May 27, 2009
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I've been debating with a friend about who's best Juve player ever , and I've been saying Gigi , while he thinks Del Piero is best Juve player ever .

I know you can't compare GK with CF/SS , but who do you think is best Juve player ever ?

I think it's Gigi , he is most passionate player I've ever seen, and at this age he is still 1 , also he is greatest gk .


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I agree with you.
 

ADP1897

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Apr 17, 2014
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Another great word from Gigi bbf:

Casillas: ‘Buffon deserves CL’

Iker Casillas says “if the opponent wasn’t Real Madrid, I’d want Gigi Buffon to win the Champions League”.

The Juventus captain has yet to lift the trophy, having been beaten in the final in both 2003 and 2015.

The two goalkeepers are good friends, and Casillas admits that the 39-year-old deserves to lift the trophy in Cardiff, but he will be supporting his former teammates.


“If the opponent wasn’t Madrid, I’d want him to win the Champions League with all my heart,” the Blancos legend told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He deserves it. It’s obvious that I’m a Madrid fan, but Gigi’s journey shouldn’t end without the Champions League.

“He’s won almost everything, but this is a trophy he’s missing and it weighs heavily on him.

“He’s had a great season, he’s back in the final and for we ‘old people’ - I’m thinking of myself, Petr Cech… - it’s a good thing.

“It shows that at 39 you can still feel good and be competitive.

“He started at 17 when I was 14. It was amazing for me to think that a boy just older than me was already at that level with Parma.

“It was a pattern, I admired him, I followed in his footsteps and I envied him. That was for a little bit, because when I started playing regularly for Madrid in 2001 he moved to Juve.

“Then we continued on together.

“The Ballon d’Or? Maybe a goalkeeper could win it, but I think it’s very complicated.

“There were times where one of us could fight for the trophy, I’m thinking of [Peter] Schmeichel in 1999 when he won the Treble, or [Oliver] Kahn in 2002.

“I’ve never really been in the fight, we [goalkeepers] are marginalised. Only [Lev] Yashin won it in 1963 and it reminds me of landing on the moon: it’s been so long that we don’t even remember it.”

Casillas also gave his thoughts on the match in general, and believes Los Merengues’ winning record in finals could be important.

“It’s a balanced match. Juventus have always been strong at the back, but now that’s true up-front as well.

“With [Gonzalo] Higuain, [Mario] Mandzukic and [Paulo] Dybala they have a dangerous attack.

“Madrid are also strong up front, with a sensational [Cristiano] Ronaldo as always, but defensively I don’t think they’re impeccable. Let’s say I see Juve as being more compact. It’s 50-50.

“Does it matter than Juventus have lost six finals? Yes, certain things weigh on the minds of the players. Madrid have won the last five finals they’ve played, which no-one has ever done.

“It can have an influence, yes.

“Higuain? I’m very pleased about his success, he deserves it. Here he was often treated unfairly, crushed under the weight of comparisons which didn’t make sense.

“In Italy he’s proved his worth: I know people criticise him for fitness issues, but in Napoli before and at Juve this year he’s done great things, the numbers are there for all to see.

“If Juve are in the final then it’s also down to him, he enhances the respect and fear in the rivals. And he was important against Monaco.”

The 36-year-old was then asked about his own future, and whether he could make the move to Serie A.

“I’m on standby,” Casillas explained.

“I have a clause which allows me to stay at Porto for another year, but I’m reflecting. We’ll decide together.

“Other options? Juve! Seriously though, they should take [Milan’s Gianluigi] Donnarumma. Leave him on loan for a year or two until Gigi retires and then bring him to Turin.

“If I were to bet on a young goalkeeper it would be him. There’s no-one else in Europe, there isn’t another 18-year-old with so many qualities.

“Obviously he still has to mature for a year or two, but his qualities are obvious.

“And me? As far as I’m concerned, Serie A is a good option. There are big teams, the football is important and I like the country.

“Now I’m in Portuguese exile, but yes I’d like to come to Italy. Then it would be beautiful to play against Gigi again, wonderful.

“We first met in the Champions League semi-finals in 2003. It was 2-1 for us at the Bernabeu, then we lost 3-1 in Turin and Gigi saved Luis Figo’s penalty.”


Beppe should atleast try to sign Donnaruma, if every great GK praise him, i think it's clear to see that he'll became world best

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