Gigi Buffon needs a bigger room, to accommodate all the trophies and prizes he has collected during his career. Today, to these trophies,is added another. Buffon has won the award as best goalkeeper of 2016 from the Arab media. Number 1 of Juventus received this award by a special jury of journalists, representing more than 100 media in the Arab world, united by Algerian Television “El Heddaf Tv”. Director General of the television, Nabil M. Amra, accompanied by journalist Brahim Hanifi handed over Buffon’s price at the training center Bianconeri.
“I am very happy and honored – said Italian goalkeeper. – I know that I admired in the Arabia and this for me is important. In terms is a personal honor. There is a great respect for the Arab countries, for their players and for their culture.
Buffon is in pursuit of some extraordinary records. If Juventus will win the championship for the sixth consecutive year, it will be up to the place of eight titles and equalizing the record of Rosetta, Ferrari (who played in the 30s’) and Furino, historic midfielder , who has dressed Juventus shirt for 15 years. But the historical record that follows the Italian national team goalkeeper is the sixth participation in the World Cup, an achievement that is not ever realized by any other player. Always with the Italian national team, trying to reach the record of 184 games set by Egyptian Ahmed Hassan. Buffon, for the moment,is stopped at 167 and European player with more matches played by the national team. In the background he is always in the Champions League, the only trophy that has eluded so far by hand.