Thursday, 22 August 2013

The legends of Turin's finest (Series 1 Gianluigi Buffon)

This will be a new and exciting series about the Legends that have passed through the Turin club. This series was decided by our viewers on Google + who voted for this series. We hope you enjoy this series which will be quite a long one and to start of this series we will talk about none other than our current Capitano and legend Gianluigi Buffon.

Gigi who is our current captain is renowned as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time and it is not hard to see why. The guy is an unbelievable shot stopper and well all round goalkeeper but what tops it off is his personality. He is known in the world of football as a genuine great guy and it is not hard to see why when you see these pictures ...

Buffon holds some incredible records as well. He has been named the Serie A goalkeeper of the year a record nine times, he is the only goalkeeper to win the UEFA club footballer of the year and the list goes on and on but for me the best award he has received has to be Goalkeeper of the 21st century.

Buffon began his career at Parma where he impressed many many football fans, critics and professionals and it didn't come as a surprise when a big team like Juventus came in for him and they were forced to pay big, extremely big. In fact they payed 100 million Lire of in todays money €51,645,690. This hefty price tag didn't frighten him and he didn't disappoint. Since that day in 2001 Gigi has won four Serie A titles, one Serie B title and four Supercoppa Italiana's. He has also had a fruitful International career winning the UEFA Under-21 European Championships but that is just in the shadow of the medal he won at the 2006 World Cup where he was the main Goalkeeper in the World Cup winning squad.

I hope you enjoyed our first series, please tell us your thoughts and be sure to join us soon for our next series of Legends ! FORZA JUVE !!!