Buffon can break even more records
Juventus’ living legend, Gianluigi Buffon, may improve two more records before ending his football career at the end of the season. The 39-year-old veteran has a real chance to record new serious achievements on his A Series account.
Currently, Buffon takes second place for the most played matches in the Italian league with 627 matches on his account. In front of him is only the legend of Milan Paolo Maldini with his 647 games. This means that the guard must play in 21 of the remaining 26 matches by the end of the season to improve the performance of his good friend.
The other record that Buffon can improve is the one for the most won titles. So far, the goalkeeper has 8 trophies on his account (if we do not count Juventus Scudetti withdrawn for the Calcopoli scandal). So he has the same number of titles with Virginie Rosseta, Giovanni Ferrari and Bepe Furino. If Juve becomes champion this season, it will be the 9th Scudetto in Buffon’s collection, although he himself thinks he has two more.
Buffon already holds the record for the goalkeeper with the most A Series matches, as well as for the longest period without a goal (974 minutes). It’s also the achievement of the most consecutive games without a goal (10).
In addition, Gigi holds the record for most minutes with the Juventus team in the championship, as well as the most participations in the Champions League for the “bianconers”. Alessandro Del Piero is the player with the most games for Juve in all the tournaments (705), and in order to overtake him, Buffon will have to record another 70 matches with the “Old Lady” team.
For Italy, Buffon is already a record player with his 175 games, with the most “dry” nets (77), the most saved penalties (5) and most matches as captain (79), the latest record being shared with Fabio Cannavaro.