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Buffon Reveals The Three Best Players He Has Ever Faced

Juventus Legend Gianluigi Buffon Reveals The Three Best Players He Has Ever Faced

By Keegan Kruger - May 10, 2018 09:40 AM @KeeganKruger

After Juventus beat AC Milan 4-0 in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday, Bianconeri legend Gianluigi Buffon has named the three best players he has ever faced.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see who Buffon rated as the three best players he has ever faced.

The Turin side were crowned the 2017/18 Coppa Italia champions after thumping AC Milan 4-0 in the final at the Stadio Olimpico, much to the delight of the Italy international.

The 40-year-old, who is about to conclude his 23rd season as a professional footballer, has insisted he could not remember all the fantastic players he has faced in his career, but was confident enough to say that Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo Nazario were his three most formidable opponents.

"I have faced great players, I cannot remember them all," Buffon said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. 

"But Messi, Cristiano and Ronaldo are probably the best three who challenged me during my career."

The veteran goalkeeper, who played for Parma before joining the Bianconeri in 2001, also admitted that this season has been one of the toughest he has ever had.

"It has certainly been an emotionally, complicated year, that is undeniable because it started too early to then have the strength to deal with everything that happened rationally," Buffon added.

"Even recently, I would wake up every morning, look at myself in the mirror and then, looking down at my feet, say: 'Either you are the strongest in the world or you are the most scummy, awful person in the world, because to stand here after everything that happened is not something everyone can handle.'

"I still haven't answered that question to myself. I still need to figure out if I am more strong or scummy. We will see."

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The Juventus stalwart has made 33 appearances for the Serie A giants so far this season, keeping 17 clean sheets along the way. 

What do you think of Buffon's three picks? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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mosesmu Joined: 24 Jul 2014
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mosesmu May 11, 2018 11:31 AM
Time to call it quit
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Vusi thwala May 10, 2018 11:12 PM
Buffon is the best
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Getso May 10, 2018 09:10 PM
That's hs pck....
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN May 10, 2018 12:56 PM
You forgot to mention Neymar.......he once abused you during that champions lig final when Barca won beat Juve 3-1 in 2015
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 May 10, 2018 12:18 PM
Buffon is just a bitter old man & trying to rub CR7, Zidane, Raul, Ruud Van Nistelrooy up the wall to name a few who went pass him like a hot knife through butter.
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Schweinstriker_31 May 10, 2018 11:55 AM
@Pirates_999 are you buffon?
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Pirates_999 May 10, 2018 11:43 AM
He is not telling the truth with Messi. By the way where Henry, Ronaldinho, Zidane, Villa, Eto'o, Drogba, Zlatan etc on the list?
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Limakhwe May 10, 2018 11:01 AM
Ha, no Zlatan? Iyaxoka le grootman.
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MfanoYellow May 10, 2018 10:56 AM
Ha ha ha, You got a hammering last season's Champions League.

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