Buffon’s remarkable career longevity is an awe-inspiring story!
The iconic goalkeeper broke in the Parma first team as a teenager before joining Juve in 2001 in a £32.6million deal, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper at the time.
The legend displaying an incredible track record:
17 – Buffon made his Serie A debut for Parma on November 19, 1995 at the age of 17 years and 295 days. It was a 0-0 draw against Milan.
648 – Since then, Buffon has gone on to rack up 648 appearances in Italy’s top flight, including Saturday’s clash with Torino that has seen him break Maldini’s record.
42 – Buffon is the third-oldest player to feature in Serie A during the three-points era, behind only Marco Ballotta (44 years, 38 days) and Francesco Antonelli (42 years, 235 days).
23 – This is Buffon’s 23rd season in professional football. Having signed a new contract, he will play a 24th campaign in 2020-21.
247 – Giorgio Chiellini signed a new contract at the same time as Buffon. The centre-back is the player Buffon has most regularly played with in Serie A, 247 times.
480 – No one has played more Serie A games for Juventus, with Buffon’s 480 two more than Alessandro del Piero’s haul.
9 – Buffon has won nine Serie A titles, more than any other player. He could yet add a 10th later this month.
285 – The veteran had kept 285 clean sheets in 647 Serie A matches prior to the Turin derby, which is a record.