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28/01/1978 Italian professional footballer Gianluigi Buffon is born

Gigi Buffon is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for French club Paris Saint-Germain. He is widely regarded by players, pundits and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and, by some, as the greatest ever. With 176 international caps, Buffon is the most capped player in the history of the Italy national team.


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