Gianluigi Buffon, the world famous footballer was born in Italy on January 28, 1978. The superstar is also known as Gianluigi Gigi Buffon. His mettle and agile performance at the nets brought him the name and fame as the world’s best goalkeeper. The player had the enthusiasm of playing the football right from the childhood. At the age of 13 years, Buffon received the offers from Bologna and Milan, which he refused and started the career with Parma Youth Systems. Many readers may not know that he initially played as a midfielder and in several outfield positions before switching to the current position of goalkeeper. He has represented at more than 1000 games of which 170 games are of international level.
You would have seen Buffon as a hot-headed goalkeeper while playing and his same behavior is observed even in the dressing room. Many of his co-players share the view that some players indeed dislike his eccentric behavior. At the same time, there are many players and fans attributing that this type of attitude is required to keep the team on toes. On one of his public interviews, he emphasized that this style of attitude is the right one in motivating the team members and he will continue the same style of functioning.
In 2005, Buffon met Alena Seredova, who is a supermodel from Czech Republic and both got married during 2011. They had two sons Louis Thomas Buffon and David Lee Buffon. However, the marriage did not last long and they divorced each other in the year 2014. Subsequently, during the year 2016, the celebrity met a TV presenter Ilaria D’Amico and they had one more so Leopoldo Mattia during 2016. The couple announced their engagement in 2017.
Though he had spells of depression during the 2003-04 seasons, he refused to take any medication. The intensity of depression was so high that he was contemplating committing suicide even. Fortunately, he recovered himself from the depression without any medicines.
Gianluigi Buffon was born to Adriano Buffon and Maria Stella and his siblings include Guendalina and Veronica.
The net worth of Buffon, who narrowly missed the ‘Ballon d’Or, is estimated to be $28 million and is increasing at 22%. Though luxury cars do not fascinate him much, he owns a luxury Maserati car for $0.32 million and Audi Q7 whose price tag is $45,000.
The superstar decided to hang his football boots in the year 2017, though he just plays for Juventus, a local team.