There is little doubt that Gianluigi Buffon is one of the finest goalkeepers in the history of the game, and he is now the most-capped Italian international of all time. His ability and longevity combine to place him at the center of any discussion concerning the world’s best custodians.
To this day, he remains a standout performer.
For a fifth consecutive World Cup, Buffon has been named to the Italy squad, although he failed to play a single minute in 1998. On top of winning the 2006 edition, the Azzurri have reached the knockout stages in all but one of those tournaments, meaning Buffon has had the opportunity to impress on numerous occasions.
Ranked in order on the following pages are the six finest moments the Italy captain has enjoyed on football’s grandest stage.