Gianluigi Buffon Undressed
Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon (born January 28, 1978 in Carrara, Italy) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. He is a goalkeeper for Juventus and the Italian national team, regarded by many as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Buffon let in only 2 goals; one was an own goal by teammate Cristian Zaccardo in the game against the USA, and the other was from Zinedine Zidane in the final, from a penalty kick. Buffon kept his goal intact for 453 minutes at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, putting him fifth in the all-time ranking for unbeaten goalkeepers. Buffon was at the centre of a controversial incident in the 2006 World Cup Final when he ran some 40 metres to protest to a linesman about an off-the-ball incident involving Zinedine Zidane, who was subsequently issued a red card following his headbutt on Marco Materazzi which initially seemed to have gone unnoticed by the match officials.
FIFA has declared Buffon FIFA best goalkeeper of the 2006 World Cup.