Buffon’s missing piece to his puzzle

There’s a reason why Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is nicknamed superman, it’s because he’s unstoppable.

The 38 year old is in a league of his own; his career decorated with dozens of club, country and individual accolades, except one….

Buffon is hoping to turn a career dream of lifting the famous Henri Delaunay Trophy into a reality at the 2016 Euros this June.

The Italian Serie A winning captain for Juventus said he is even ready to risk his life for Euro 2016. In an interview with football-italia, Buffon spoke about the recent risks that players face, playing in terror affected France.

“We’re important social instruments and we can give people dreams. If you want to do that, unfortunately at this moment in history you have to run a few risks, said Buffon.”

With over 400 games for Juventus, Buffon still longs for a Champions League trophy. Europe has eluded the great keeper, but his passion for the world game is well and truly still alive.

He may have even won the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2006 if it wasn’t for his former Italian team-mate Fabio Cannavaro finishing above him.

To top a stellar title-winning season off, Buffon also holds the longest run without conceding a goal in the Serie A (974 minutes).

Buffon has admitted that that this will be his last ever Euros.

If that’s not a reason to spur the Azzurri on, to win the tournament for their countries greatest ever goalkeeper, I don’t know what will…

 

Ari Charilaou