Gianluigi Buffon

Cristiano Ronaldo pips Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or for joint-record fifth time

Cristiano Ronaldo pips Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or for joint-record fifth time

Cristiano Ronaldo collected the trophy in a glitzy ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in the French capital. Lionel Messi came second while Neymar Jr - world's most expensive player - was adjudged third.

Dec 08, 2017, 07:48 AM IST
Teary Buffon ends international career after Italy's World Cup miss

Teary Buffon ends international career after Italy's World Cup miss

Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in a playoff by Sweden after a 0-0 second-leg draw at the San Siro, bringing an end to a 20-year international career that included winning the 2006 World Cup.

Nov 14, 2017, 09:08 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016/17; bags award for third time

Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016/17; bags award for third time

Coming into the night, Cristiano Ronaldo proved instrumental in helping his side Real Madrid win the Champions League trophy for the second consecutive time and 12 accounting overall results. He was, in fact, the top scorer in the tournament with 12 goals, two coming off in the final against Juventus at Cardiff, in June.

Aug 24, 2017, 23:10 PM IST

Gianluigi Buffon saves VAR penalty as Juventus overrun Cagliari

Juventus, who sealed a record sixth consecutive Serie A title last season but lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid, take a familiar spot at the top of the fledgling table.

Aug 20, 2017, 08:47 AM IST
Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for UEFA Player of the year

Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for UEFA Player of the year

Heading into the draw, the Italian goalkeeper played an instrumental role in guiding his side Juventus to the Champions League final, last season. Ronaldo, on the other hand, was part of the Real Madrid squad that not only lifted the La Liga title, but also their 11th Champions League trophy and the UEFA Super Cup.

Aug 15, 2017, 20:29 PM IST

Champions League final: Real Madrid aim to script history against defensive Juventus at Cardiff

The feted sides who have won their respective domestic leagues -- the Spanish La Liga (Real Madrid) and Italian Serie A (Juventus) -- have been in rampaging form going into the final and on Saturday it will be a battle between Real`s attack and Juve`s defence.

Jun 02, 2017, 16:29 PM IST
Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon knocking on Ballon d`Or door

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon knocking on Ballon d`Or door

Now 39 and heading towards retirement following the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Buffon remains one of the world`s best.

May 30, 2017, 09:35 AM IST
Champions League: 'Unbeatable' Juventus aim to hand Gianluigi Buffon his first tournament title

Champions League: 'Unbeatable' Juventus aim to hand Gianluigi Buffon his first tournament title

The headlines splashed across the front pages a day after rock-solid Juventus followed their impressive 3-0 first-leg win over the Spanish giants with a defensive masterclass that held Barca to a frustrating scoreless draw at the Camp Nou.

Apr 20, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Late penalty spares Italy's blushes following Gigi Buffon howler gifted Spain opener

2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Late penalty spares Italy's blushes following Gigi Buffon howler gifted Spain opener

Spain forward Diego Costa was lucky not to be sent off after the break.

Oct 07, 2016, 08:34 AM IST
2018 World Cup qualifier: Gianluigi Buffon smells wind of change as Spain arrive without Iker Casillas

2018 World Cup qualifier: Gianluigi Buffon smells wind of change as Spain arrive without Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas`s omission from the Spain squad by newly-appointed coach Julen Lopetegui has made Buffon realise he cannot go on forever.

Oct 06, 2016, 09:03 AM IST
HILARIOUS! When players give themselves and teammates a FIFA 17 rating – WATCH

HILARIOUS! When players give themselves and teammates a FIFA 17 rating – WATCH

EA Sports are set to launch the FIFA 17 very soon.

Aug 30, 2016, 20:51 PM IST
Euro 2016: Holders Spain knocked out by Italy in last 16

Euro 2016: Holders Spain knocked out by Italy in last 16

Chiellini forced home the winner from close range after goalkeeper David de Gea could only parry Eder`s fiercely struck free-kick.

Jun 27, 2016, 23:41 PM IST
UEFA Euro 2016: In-form Spain, Italy eye last 16; Croatia take on Czech Republic

UEFA Euro 2016: In-form Spain, Italy eye last 16; Croatia take on Czech Republic

Luka Modric`s Croatia could also get through win a win against Czech Republic.

Jun 17, 2016, 08:36 AM IST
Juventus captain Buffon bellows war-cry to Serie A rivals

Juventus captain Buffon bellows war-cry to Serie A rivals

Buffon feels Juve aren't the team to stay off pace.

Dec 05, 2015, 20:54 PM IST
Sergio Aguero can be Manchester City's Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo: Gianluigi Buffon

Sergio Aguero can be Manchester City's Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo: Gianluigi Buffon

Aguero has been in good form recently netting nine goals in 13 matches.

Nov 25, 2015, 17:18 PM IST
Eight Barca players nominated for UEFA Team of the Year

Eight Barca players nominated for UEFA Team of the Year

Bayer Leverkusen's Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 21, was the youngest player to make the list.

Nov 25, 2015, 12:27 PM IST
2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or longlist leaked; Ospina in with Messi, Ronaldo but no Buffon: Report

2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or longlist leaked; Ospina in with Messi, Ronaldo but no Buffon: Report

Legendary Italian goal-keeper Gianluigi Buffon found himself out of the 2015 Ballon d'Or 59-player longlist, which was apparently leaked on Friday.

Oct 03, 2015, 20:00 PM IST
Juventus need to find their identity: Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus need to find their identity: Gianluigi Buffon

Italy football giants Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon stressed that his club needs to "find an identity" after their terrible start to Serie A season.

Sep 28, 2015, 15:31 PM IST
Forget scudetto talk, Gianluigi Buffon tells stuttering Juventus

Forget scudetto talk, Gianluigi Buffon tells stuttering Juventus

 Juventus should shelve all talk of a fifth consecutive scudetto, said goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon after a latest Serie A reverse left them at risk of slipping 13 points behind leaders Inter Milan.

Sep 27, 2015, 22:56 PM IST
Premier League 2015-16: City's failure to sign Pogba victory for football: Gianluigi Buffon

Premier League 2015-16: City's failure to sign Pogba victory for football: Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester City's failure to rope in his teammate Paul Pogba was a victory for modern football.

Sep 15, 2015, 13:54 PM IST