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Gianluigi Buffon set to reach incredible milestone of 650th Serie A game in 24th season


Gianluigi Buffon set to reach incredible milestone of 650th Serie A game in 24th Italian top flight season with Juventus legend taking gloves from Wojciech Szczęsny for Crotone clash

  • Gigi Buffon is set to make 650th Serie A appearance as Juventus face Crotone
  • The goalkeeper is set to make his first start for Juve in the 2020-21 season 
  • It will also mark the 42-year-old’s 24th season in professional football 

Gianluigi Buffon is set to make his 650th Serie A appearance as Juventus face Crotone on Saturday evening.

The goalkeeper is set to make his first start for Juve in the 2020-21 season with Wojciech Szczesny expected to be rested after international duty.

The match will mark the Italian’s 24th professional season in football after his debut back in 1995 for Parma against Milan.

Gianluigi Buffon is set to make his 650th Serie A appearance as Juventus face Crotone

Gianluigi Buffon is set to make his 650th Serie A appearance as Juventus face Crotone

Buffon already holds the record for the most Serie A appearances after he surpassed Milan legend Paulo Maldini on 647 matches.

The 42-year-old has also played in Serie B with Juventus in 2006-07 and Ligue 1 with PSG in 2018-19 – with this set to be his 24th campaign in senior football.

In Serie A, he has achieved an incredible 296 clean sheets from his 649 showings.

The match will mark the Italian's 24th season in football after his debut back in 1995

The match will mark the Italian’s 24th season in football after his debut back in 1995

Across all competitions, Buffon has made 916 appearances for the three different clubs in his career and has a record 176 senior caps for Italy.

Juventus have won two and drawn once from their first three matches in the new season.

They will be without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday, after the Portuguese forward tested positive for coronavirus. 

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