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Is Gianluigi Buffon the GOAT of goalkeepers?

Without a doubt, Gianluigi Buffon is one of the best goalkeepers to ever graced the sport, and at the age of 43, the Italian is still proving himself to be the greatest of all time goalkeeper the world has ever seen. The 43-year-old shot-stopper is finding a new life in Serie B with Parma, the club where he started his career in November 1995.

The Carrara born man started his career at Parma in 1995, and went on to establish himself as one of the best players in the world in his position. Buffon broke into the starting line-up at a young age and continued his great form until old age. 

Firstly, at international level, he's won the golden glove and the Yashin award as well as being the 2006 Ballon d'Or runner-up. Also, the former Juventus legend is one of the three goalkeepers to concede the fewest goals in a single World Cup: 2 goals in 7 matches played at the 2006 World Cup, alongside Iker Casillas(2010) and Fabian Barthez(1998).

More so, at club level, he was the first goalkeeper to win the Golden foot award, was elected part of the FIFPro World11 three times and one of the three goalkeepers to win the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper a record five times, alongside Iker Casillas and Manuel Neuer. In addition, he was named the best goalkeeper of the 21st century and of the past 25 years.

Finally, the 43-year-old has kept over 400 clean sheets across all levels. In Italian top flight Championship, the Parma goalkeeper has won the league's best goalkeeper a record 12 times, Serie A footballer of the year once, Serie A team of the year twice and many more. 

In sum, taking into account his achievements at both club and international level, one would agree Gianluigi Buffon is the greatest goalkeeper to ever play football. 

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