Gianluigi Buffon, 42, aus Italien ➤ Juventus Turin, seit ➤ Torwart ➤ Marktwert: 1,00 Mio. Gianluigi Buffon. Geb. Transfererlöse gesamt: 52,88 Mio. €. "Dann nehme ich 88", beharrte Buffon: "Vier Eier." Blöd nur, dass in der rechtsradikalen Szene die zweifache 8 für HH steht: Heil Hitler. Das H. Der grosse Maestro Gianluigi Buffon verlässt mit 40 Jahren Juventus Turin er trägt in Parma die Rückennummer 88, scherzhaft, behauptet er.
Gianluigi Buffon: Welttorwart mit braunen FleckenGigi Buffon sagt wohl endültig „Ciao“. Zum Abschied warten wir nochmal mit Angeberwissen auf, von dem ihr garantiert überrascht sein werdet. Gianluigi Buffon, 42, aus Italien ➤ Juventus Turin, seit ➤ Torwart ➤ Marktwert: 1,00 Mio. Gianluigi Buffon. Geb. Transfererlöse gesamt: 52,88 Mio. €. Buffon gab sich jedoch unwissend: „Die 88 habe ich genommen, weil sie vier Eier hat. Und beim Fußball braucht man Eier“, lautete sinngemäß seine Erklärung.
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No surprise that this Italian footballer is Catholic. Some information I found makes Buffon sound like a very devout Catholic.
The Parma 'keeper's number is up. Probably just misunderstood. Jon Brodkin. Buffon, botanist and man of the Enlightenment, was in his time as famous as Voltaire.
Houdon portrays him in the antique style, with a rounded truncation of the naked torso, a type he had inaugurated with his bust of Diderot.
He imbues his portrait with a vivacity that emphasizes the year-old man's intellectual and physical vigor. A man of the Enlightenment, he believed scientific knowledge should be based on experimentation.
The publication of his Epoques de la nature in , written in a clear, noble style, won him the admiration of educated circles all over Europe, including several kings.
Empress Catherine II of Russia considered Buffon the equal of Newton, and she commissioned Houdon to sculpt a marble bust of the naturalist.
The German writer Melchior Grimm, a friend of Diderot who kept European courts informed of intellectual developments in Paris, acted as her intermediary.
To keep the descriptions of the animals from becoming monotonous, Buffon interspersed them with philosophic discussions on nature, the degeneration of animals, the nature of birds, and other topics.
He was also treasurer to the Academy of Sciences. During the brief trips he made each year to Paris , he frequented the literary and philosophical salons.
He enjoyed his life at Montbard, living in contact with nature and the peasants and managing his properties himself. He built a menagerie and a large aviary there and transformed one of his outbuildings into a laboratory.
The boy showed signs of brilliance, and when he was 17 Buffon asked the naturalist J. Lamarck to take him along on his botanical travels across Europe.
However, the younger Buffon was not interested in study. He developed into a spendthrift, and his imprudences eventually led him to the guillotine during the French Revolution At the beginning of , feeling his end near, he returned to Paris.
Italy won the match 2—1, allowing them to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil as top of their group, with two games at hand; this was the first time that the Italian squad had done so.
On 12 May, Buffon was named in Italy's man preliminary World Cup squad by Cesare Prandelli ,  and on 31 May, he was named the starting goalkeeper and captain in the final squad.
Andrea Pirlo captained the team in his absence, as Italy won the match 2—1. In Italy's next group match, which ended in a 1—0 loss to Costa Rica, he captained his national side for the first time at a World Cup, the fourth World Cup in which he appeared.
Buffon made his first appearance for Italy under new manager Antonio Conte on 9 September , captaining his team in their opening European Championship qualifying match against Norway in Oslo.
He kept a clean sheet as Italy won the match 2—0. After the Euro qualification, Buffon stated that Euro would be the final European Championship of his career,  but expressed his intentions to retire only after the World Cup , which would see him play up to the age of On 6 October , Buffon made his th appearance for Italy in a 1—1 draw against Spain in a World Cup qualifying match in Turin, under manager Gian Piero Ventura , making him the joint eighth-most capped international player of all time with Cobi Jones , and the second-most capped active international player, behind only Iker Casillas.
Buffon's th international appearance came on 13 November, in the second leg of the World Cup play-offs against Sweden, at the San Siro Stadium in Milan.
Although he kept a clean sheet in the 0—0 draw, Italy's 1—0 away loss in the first leg on 10 November saw Sweden advance on aggregate, meaning that Italy had failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.
Although he had originally intended to retire after competing in the World Cup, following the match and Italy's failure to qualify the tournament, an emotional and tearful Buffon communicated his retirement from international football, stating: "I'm not sorry for myself but all of Italian football.
We failed at something which also means something on a social level. There's regret at finishing like that, not because time passes.
There is certainly a future for Italian football, as we have pride, ability, determination and after bad tumbles, we always find a way to get back on our feet.
I leave a squad of talent that will have their say, including Gigio Donnarumma and Mattia Perin. I thank the lads who were with us and, although it wasn't enough, I hope that we gave them something.
In football you win as a group, you lose as a group, you divide the credit and the blame. The coach is part of this entire group. He later confirmed his international retirement on social media, tweeting from the national team's official account: "We are proud, we are strong, we are stubborn.
We will pick ourselves up as we have always done. I am leaving a national team set-up that will know how to pick itself up again. Best wishes to everybody, and especially to those with whom I have shared this beautiful journey.
I'm of a certain age, so it's right for me to take a pause. With the way I am though, both for Juventus and for the national team I have always considered myself a soldier, so I could never desert a possible call in the future if needed.
Even at 60, if there were a total absence of goalkeepers and they asked me to come back, I'd be there, because I have in me the concept of nation.
On 17 March , despite Buffon's initial decision to retire, he was called up for Italy's March friendlies against Argentina and England by caretaker manager Luigi Di Biagio.
In addition, I've always been an unifying element in the national set-up, and I'd like my presence to be seen in this way.
The young lads will grow, some already have, and from tomorrow they'll get their chance,"  and "I am here for Astori [a former international teammate of Buffon's who had recently died from a heart attack] as well, it's another reason why I wanted to be here.
Since his emergence as a precocious talent in his youth, Buffon has been renowned for his consistent performances throughout his career, and has received praise from managers, players, as well as both present and former goalkeeping colleagues, for his concentration and calm composure under pressure, as well as his work-rate, and longevity.
In his prime, Buffon was a talented, complete, brave, aggressive, and often instinctive and frenetic goalkeeper, who was recognised for his speed, prowess, and anticipation when coming off his line in one on one situations, as well as his confidence, goalkeeping technique, reactions, and ability to get to ground quickly to collect, parry, or even challenge for the ball with his feet; when playing in teams that relied upon high defensive lines and a zonal marking system, he often functioned as a sweeper-keeper , frequently rushing out of his area to clear the ball or face opponents who had beaten the offside trap.
In his youth, his ball skills even occasionally led him to take on opponents , whenever he was put under pressure by on-running strikers.
After struggling with a series of injuries between and ,   Buffon effectively adapted his style of goalkeeping to the physical effects of ageing, while also modifying his diet and training regime, and as a result, has developed into a less spectacular, but more efficient, calm, and reflective goalkeeper;       despite the loss of some of his physical strength, explosiveness, speed and mobility, he has continued to excel at the highest level due to the consistency of his performances, as well as his positioning between the posts, tactical intelligence, decision-making, and his ability to read the game and organise his defence.
Buffon is widely regarded by players, pundits and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, [nb 1] and by some in the sport as the greatest ever.
Although when he started his career it was more common for goalkeepers to wear long-sleeved jerseys, Buffon has always been known for wearing short-sleeves throughout his entire career, even during the winter months; when asked in a interview with FourFourTwo why he preferred to wear short sleeves, he commented: "I really don't know why.
It's just something that I've always done, right from the time I first started playing in goal. It always felt good. And now look: lots of goalkeepers do it.
In depicting the perpetual flux of the dynamic forces of Nature, he portrayed the varieties of animal and vegetable species as subject to continual change, in contrast with Linnaeus, whose system of classification based on physical descriptions alone appeared timeless.
Hybrids, as imperfect copies of their prototypes, were in his scheme ultimately destined to become sterile rather than to generate fresh species.