Some of the time I think that the long list of accomplishments, awards and records Gigi Buffon has racked up throughout his amazing career stretches from Turin all the way to where I’m sitting in the United States.
In case you’re trying to do the math of just how long a list that might end up being, it’s time to add another one to said piece(s) of paper.
Buffon notched international cap No. 171 in Italy’s 1-0 win over Israel on Tuesday night. That 171st cap means that Buffon, Italy and Juventus’ 39-year-old captain, now has more international appearances than any other Europe-based player in the history of this game that we love so much.
Thirty-nine years old and still going strong. That’s my guy.
Gianluigi Buffon has now made 171 international appearances for Italy - a European record. pic.twitter.com/QYBoqAzqYf— European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) September 5, 2017
I’d probably say making more history is worthy of running around the field without your shirt on. Then again, it’s Buffon, so he can pretty much do whatever the hell he wants because he’s the man.
And he got a clean sheet to go along with it.
Sounds like a pretty good way for a goalkeeper like Buffon to ring in another career milestone. Nope, not bad at all.
In closing, Buffon is good. Or God. Either one is applicable.