It has been in the history books for 3 decades. Gianluigi Buffon won their sixth edition 22 years after his first Coppa Italia on Wednesday. A look at the adorable trophy cabinet of the 43-year-old indestructible goalkeeper.
It is now a living legend in Italy. 43-year-old Gianluigi Buffon refreshed his cupboard yesterday. With Juventus, he won his sixth Coppa Italia trophy in his career against Atalanta. Buffon showed his class with a good first-half sweep of the leg with Atalanta Palomino’s shot.
Remarkably, Buffon has now won an Italian Cup in three different decades. In the nineties with Parma and in the twenties and twenties with Juventus. With 6 pieces, he is also the absolute record holder.
Buffon won his first trophy with Parma in the 1998-1999 season. Then in the team was one Enrico Chiesa. After 22 years, Gigi won the Cup for the fifth time with his club, Juventus. Partly thanks to a goal by Frederico Chiesa … the son of former teammate Enrico.
Buffon’s trophy cabinet now looks impressive. With Juventus, he won 21 trophies, including 10 times the Italian League, 4 times the Coppa Italia and 6 times the Italian Super Cup. In 2006 he became world champion with Italy. However, there is another big prize that he doesn’t have in his wardrobe. The Italian could not win the Champions League, losing the final three times.
Buffon played a total of 685 matches for Juventus, but the final victory against Atalanta may have been his last for the club. He had previously mentioned that his Turin tournament had ended.
A finish like this makes me feel proud and I enjoyed sharing this adventure with my team-mates until the Final.
After winning the cup final, Buffon remained behind. “It was a great feeling today. A finish like this makes me proud and I enjoyed sharing this adventure with my team-mates until the final.”
It remains unclear where Gigi’s future lies. Buffon himself would like to like a sequel and so the rumor mill is running at full speed. For example, FC Porto and Galatasaray will be interested in the goalkeeper. But bigger clubs like Barcelona are mentioned. He might still be able to fulfill his Champions League dream there.
Buffon won the 1999 Copa with his father, and in 2021 with his son Chiesa:
Buffon won the honor to lift the trophy:
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