Gianluigi Buffon

  • World Cup 2014: We made a bad impression, says Buffon June 26, 2014

    Milan: Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon admitted the Azzurri "made a bad impression" at the World Cup as the players returned home. Buffon and a number of other players as well as resigned coach Cesare Prandelli and other staff landed at Milan's Malpensa airport following Italy's group stage exit from the World...
  • World Cup 2014: 'Do or die' matches are nothing new for Italy captain Buffon June 22, 2014

    Natal: It will be nothing new for Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon when the Azzurri face Uruguay on Tuesday with a spot in the second round of the World Cup on the line. Italy will advance with a win or a draw in the Group D match. Buffon says "this is the 10th...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy captain Buffon, De Sciglio still injured June 16, 2014

    Mangaratiba: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and fullback Mattia De Sciglio are still injured and it's not clear whether either will return in time for Friday's World Cup match against Costa Rica. Italy physician Enrico Castellacci says "I really can't offer a precise prognosis. It's going to be from day-to-day whether they...
  • Italy goalkeeper Buffon out of England game: Italian media June 14, 2014

    Manaus: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will miss their opening World Cup Group D match against England in Manaus on Saturday, Italian media reported. Buffon twisted his ankle in Friday's training session and, though coach Cesare Prandelli was confident he would be fit for the clash, Italian media said on Saturday the...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy's Buffon strains ankle ahead of England game June 14, 2014

    Manaus Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was being treated for a minor ankle injury ahead of the team's World Cup opener against England on Saturday, handing the four-time champion another defensive headache. "It's a minor strain," coach Cesare Prandelli said Friday after the Italy captain exited a hot and humid training session...
  • Reliable Italy aiming for quarters in World Cup, says Buffon May 28, 2014

    Gianluigi Buffon considers Italy as a reliable team who know their limitations and should at least reach the World Cup quarter-finals, the stalwart goalkeeper said on Wednesday. Buffon listed Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Germany as favourites to win the tournament in Brazil, with Italy among the dark horses who are a...
  • Italy a threat despite ageing players, mavericks May 20, 2014

    Italy's two most influential players have a combined age of over 70, their most prolific striker is battling injury, and other key players are prone to wild swings in temperament. Meanwhile, an unproductive youth system is struggling to replenish the talent pool and, despite his best efforts to promote younger players,...
  • Inspired Napoli hand Juventus a rare loss in Serie A March 31, 2014

    Turin: Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's heroics were not enough for Juventus as the Serie A leaders lost 2-0 at an inspired Napoli on Sunday, only their second league defeat of the season. Jose Callejon and substitute Dries Mertens, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes, handed Juventus their first...
  • 10-man Juventus held to 1-1 at Lazio in Serie A January 26, 2014

    Rome: Gianluigi Buffon was sent off and Juventus were held to 1-1 at Lazio on Saturday, ending the two-time defending champion's 12-match winning streak in Serie A. It was the second disappointment this week for Juventus at the capital's Stadio Olimpico, after being eliminated from the Italian Cup with a 1-0...
  • Italy goalkeeper Buffon equals Cannavaro's record September 11, 2013

    Turin: Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon equaled Fabio Cannavaro's record of 136 international appearances for the Azzurri on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Buffon was in goal as Italy secured a place in the2014 World Cup with a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic, thanks to goals from Juventus teammate Giorgio Chiellini...
  • Buffon tips Italy as favourites to win World Cup May 21, 2014

    Rome: Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is confident of Italy's good chances of winning the next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil. "A beautiful national side is being born," Buffon was quoted by ANSA as saying, reports Xinhua. "The side can still grow and take on anybody at the World Cup." "We...
  • Not forgotten defeat to Inter, says Buffon March 30, 2013

    Milan: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon admitted that his side has "not forgotten" the defeat to Inter earlier in the season. The Nerazzurri claimed a 1-3 win in Turin back in November, and the goalkeeper Friday conceded that the loss will be used as motivation when they face Andrea Stramaccioni's side again...
  • Antonio Conte one of the best coaches in Europe: Gianluigi Buffon March 20, 2013

    Rome: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon feels their head coach Antonio Conte is one of the best coaches in Europe. Conte has guided the Turin outfit to Serie A title last season, and has every possibility of repeating it this season. His team also reached the final eight of the Champions...
  • Unbeaten champions Juventus and Napoli meet in Serie A clash October 19, 2012

    Milan: Serie A returns with a bang on Saturday as leading pair Juventus and Napoli, defending champions and Cup holders respectively, clash (1600 GMT), with the latter still smarting from their stormy Supercup defeat. Both teams are unbeaten with 19 points from a possible 21 and have the best scoring...
  • Italy must dare to dream: Buffon June 28, 2012

    Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon has issued a rallying cry ahead of Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final showdown with Germany. On the eve of the country's biggest game since the 2006 World Cup final, the Juventus goalkeeper took to Facebook to remind both his team-mates and the nation that nothing is impossible for...
  • Juventus miss chance to go top after Parma draw February 16, 2012

    Milan: Juventus missed the chance to go back to the top of the Serie A table as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Parma on Wednesday. Antonio Conte's side had the better opportunities and could have taken the lead as early as the fourth minute when Giorgio Chiellini saw...
  • Pirlo, Buffon back Italy to win World Cup February 13, 2010

    Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon have said Italy have a good chance of winning the World Cup because of the expertise and high international calibre gracing the squad. "We have many experienced players. I say we are experts, not old. Looking how we can play at high levels for long periods,...
  • Juventus fans fed up with Buffon April 8, 2009

    New Delhi: A number of fans have voiced their disappointment about goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and the team's form following the 3-3 home draw against Chievo. It seems clear that Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon hasn't managed to look like the same player following his most recent injury, and on Monday he was...
  • Manchester City to bid €97m for Buffon, Trezeguet January 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Manchester City are ready to launch a mega €97 million bid for Juventus duo Gianluigi Buffon and David Trezeguet. The mega rich club are ready to spend heavily in order to move in the right directions in terms of becoming a major player on every level, not just on...
  • Daily Mail disgraceful liars: Buffon's agent December 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Super-stopper Gianluigi Buffon will not be going to Manchester City as his agent launches a stinging attack on the Daily Mail, describing them as "disgraceful, dishonest, liars, and stupid". Buffon's agent Silvano Martina has exclusively told Goal.com that there is nothing in the rumours surrounding a potential move to...
  • Buffon to City? We Know Nothing: Agent November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Gianluigi Buffon's agent Silvano Martina has exclusively told Salvatore Landolina of Goal.com that he knows nothing of any €75million offer from Manchester City. The Italian shot-stopper has been linked with a move to the Premier League on several occasions in the past, including Chelsea. Reports on Friday morning in both...