Gianluigi Buffon (11 Viewers)

Jul 5, 2005
Staying At Juve Was The Best Choice, Says Buffon

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has no regrets about having stayed in Turin this summer
Staying At Juve Was The Best Choice, Says Buffon

Buffon yet again pledged his love for the Bianconeri colours, denying that Milan wanted him

"Milan never came looking for me," declared the former Parma goalkeeper.

"After all, they were not in a rush for a goalkeeper, because they have a great goalkeeper at home.

"I think that in the end, I made the right choice, a choice which makes me sleep well during the night, and keeps my conscience clear."

The legendary goalkeeper then went on to speak about the 3-2 win against Lazio on Saturday.

"This was also our coach's win," he said, dedicating it to Claudio Ranieri.

"When you are in a team like Juve and manage to get the best out of everyone, this means a lot.

"The coach makes us move in the right ways."

Glenn Debattista



Softcore Juventino
Jul 14, 2006
Damn, what a goalkeeper. I never really realised we are so lucky to have him. Irreplacable champion. He is in a league of his own.


It ain't hard to tell
Aug 22, 2007
under the days of capello, when we had the best defence in the world, although i knew gigi was the best keeper in the world, i used to take him for granted. but now, i appreciate how influential he is to the team.
Jul 5, 2005
Buffon Will Play Till He Is 45 – Berlusconi

Milan President Silvio Berlusconi is just one of a host of top figures in the Calcio community to praise Gianluigi Buffon, and believes he will play until he is 45.
Buffon Will Play Till He Is 45 – Berlusconi

Buffon is the undoubted number one goalkeeper in the world, and underlined this status on Saturday evening with one of the greatest saves in recent memory against Lazio.

With Juventus leading Lazio 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico, Cristian Ledesma looped in a free-kick which was met with force by Tommaso Rocchi from just six yards out.

The shot seemed 99 per cent a goal, however Buffon somehow miraculously managed to pluck the ball away from off the goal line with one-hand.

“I admire him as a man and as an athlete. For me he will keep on playing until he is 45,” said Berlusconi.

“Milan does not have an urgent need for a goalkeeper because we have Dida who is great.”

Former Italy coach Marcello Lippi was also full of praise for the man he also coached at Juventus.

“He is the best goalkeeper in the world,” declared the Viareggio-born tactician.

Former AC Milan great Arrigo Sacchi echoed these sentiments.

“When I was at Parma I said that Buffon was worth 15 points a season,” the 1989 and 1990 Champions League-winning boss stated.

Gianni Wilson



Senior Member
Dec 8, 2007


Ranieri Is Doing Great – Buffon

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says that Coach Claudio Ranieri is doing a fine job at the club.

The Bianconeri were expected to struggle this season following their post-Calciopoli promotion from Serie B, however they have surprised everyone by launching themselves into third position in the table.

Despite this Ranieri has still received some criticism, most of it referring to his sparing use of Alessandro Del Piero.

The Golden Boy has been in superb form in recent weeks, however he was left on the bench for the three successive games against Palermo, Milan and Atalanta.

Del Piero started the match on Saturday night against Lazio and showed his class by scoring two goals in the 3-2 away victory.

"The victory at the Olimpico was down to Ranieri,” stated Buffon.

“I think the coach is running the team in the right way, getting the best from each player.

"In any case, Alex has always shown himself to be an excellent professional."

Juventus complete their 2007 calendar this weekend with a home clash against Siena.

With leaders Inter playing Milan in the derby, there is every chance that the Bianconeri could close the eight point gap between them and the Nerazzurri.

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