Buffon to play 1000th game… here’s how he became a legend
Quiz time: in 1997 who was the first player to score against Gianluigi Buffon in international football?
Milan coach Fabio Capello, impressed but frustrated with the 0-0 result, told Italian TV 'Buffon was Parma's best player.
Buffon has appeared in two finals, losing the first on penalties to Milan in 2003 at Old Trafford.
If Buffon gets another opportunity to play in a Champions League or World Cup final, he can relax in the knowledge that old pal Cannavaro won't be around to spoil the party with an inopportune error.
And when Buffon eventually plays his final ever match, perhaps next summer, there will be one or two (hundred) photographers around to make sure Superman is in the team photo.