Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini celebrate after Sami Khedira (not pictured) scored their third goal. Photo: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters
Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini celebrate after Sami Khedira (not pictured) scored their third goal. Photo: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Buffon sets record with 648th Serie A appearance

By Reuters Time of article published Jul 4, 2020

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TURIN – Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set a record for the number of Italian Serie A appearances when he played his 648th game in the Italian top flight against Torino on Saturday afternoon.

The 42-year-old, who made his Serie A debut for Parma as a 17-year-old in November 1995, overtook the record previously held by former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini.

Buffon stayed with Parma for six seasons, making 168 Serie A appearances, before joining Juventus in 2001. He left the Turin side at the end of the 2017-18 season and joined Paris St Germain, where he spent one season before returning to Juventus.

He also played 37 times in Serie B after Juventus were relegated over the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal in 2006 and 17 times in Ligue 1 with Paris St Germain.

Saturday's match was his eighth of the season in Serie A and his first this year.

Reuters

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