This evening’s outing in the Europa League quarter-final takes the
club captain level with Bianconeri legend Bobby Gol on 482 appearances
in the black and white stripes
After reaching 700 club appearances with his outing in last week’s
Europa League first leg at the Stade de Gerland, Gigi Buffon has crossed
yet another prestigious appearance milestone in this evening’s return
tie with the French side.
His inclusion in the starting line-up for the Bianconeri’s crunch
European quarter-final return meeting sees him draw level with club
legend Roberto Bettega on 482 appearances in the black and white
In a season characterised by great performances and influential
saves, Gigi has also added several noteworthy records to those already
amassed over the course of a glittering career: 500 Serie A appearances
(Livorno v Juventus), 700 club outings and, at the Marassi, 476 Juventus
games – the same number as his legendary predecessor Dino Zoff.
And with a record third successive Scudetto trophy in his sights,
Buffon will be hoping to crown what has been a sensational campaign with
what would be one of his most treasured achievements of all.