Gianluigi Buffon
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"Gianluigi" ""Gigi"" "Buffon", Order of Merit of the Italian Republic/Ufficiale OMRI, is an Italian Goalkeeper (association football)/goalkeeper who plays for and Captain (association football)/captains both Serie A club Juventus F.C./Juventus and the Italy national football team/Italy national team. Buffon is the record holder for most appearances for Italy. He is widely considered by players, pundits, and managers to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and by some, to be the greatest ever. He is also considered by some to be the best goalkeeper of his generation, and Italy's greatest ever goalkeeper. Buffon is known for his "outstanding shot-stopping" and for being "a vocal organizer of the defense and a key dressing room personality." He is currently the List of most expensive association football transfers/most expensive goalkeeper of all time following his £32.6m transfer from Parma FC/Parma to Juventus F.C./Juventus in 2001. Buffon also holds the record for the most clean sheets in Serie A, and with the Italian national team.

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