The Juventus and team Italy goal-keeper leads the updated ranking, outscoring Casillas by 218 to 217, with Petr Cech in third position with 172 points, according to the results of the federation’s annual vote. (AGI)
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon dives during the penalty shoot-out in the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match England vs Italy. Buffon is a FIFA World Cup-winning Italian goalkeeper who plays for Serie A club Juventus. He is widely considered by experts to be one of the most dominant and successful goalkeepers in history. Buffon was declared by Pele to be one of the 125 greatest living footballers in the world.
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts during the penalty shoot out of the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match England vs Italy. Buffon has been named by the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics) goalkeeper of the year four times and was named goalkeeper of the 21st Century by the same organisation.