Legendary: Gianluigi Buffon posts about 24 Juventus team mates on Facebook after setting new record

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Gianluigi Buffon is not just a legendary goalkeeper but also rather good at social media if his latest post is anything to go by.

On Sunday, Buffon set a new Serie A record, as the Italian legend went past 930 minutes without conceding a goal in the early stages of Juventus’ win over Torino.

The record had stood in Serie A for 22 years.

Buffon was finally beaten in Serie A when Andrea Belotti scored a penalty for Torino but Juventus would go onto win the Turin derby 4-1.

After the game, Buffon took to Facebook and posted a message to every single one of his Juventus team mates.

It is a quite incredible gesture and shows the mark of the man that he did not want to take credit for the record despite having had a huge part to play.

Buffon also, noticeably, highlights his fellow goalkeepers first, which is hugely impressive.

A full translation of Gianluigi Buffon’s legendary Facebook post is below, followed by a fine Twitter translation and the original Facebook post.

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No record can come down to a single man and you can’t be number one outside the group. So, I want to say thank you to…

… Neto for the tranquility that you give the whole team every time he takes the field

… Rubinho, a patient silent leader

… Chiello [Chiellini] #finoallafine because he never gives up

… Caceres for the enthusiasm that he shows even in the most difficult times

… Alex Sandro because to see him jump the man is always a pleasure

… Barzagli: to clone, right away

… Bonucci, for its high personality, his upside always for the team

… Rugani, because listening is a rare gift

… Stephan [Lichsteiner], the legs and lungs of this Juve

… Evra, if we don’t have him, we ought to buy him

… Khedira: the right man in the right place

… Marchisio, the only player I know of white / black

… Pogba, because he does not live football but invents it

… Hernanes, because each team must have its own Prophet

… [Mario] Lemina, just one from Juve

… [Simone] Padoin, who does excellently wherever he is placed

… Asamoah, his football desire is stronger than any injury

… Sturaro, “fight, falls, gets up and will always win”

… Pereyra because imagination is the salt of the sport

… Zaza, born to score from any position

… Morata, for him there is always a need

… Cuadrado, because every time you get the ball you seem to say “catch me if you can”

… Mandzukic, first to attack and always first to defend

… Dybala, if after Thuram, Zidane, Pirlo [the number] 21 went to him, there is a reason

… And to Mister [Massimiliano Allegri], a winner in the temple of winning!

# G1G1 #Derbydellamole #finoallafine

Nessun record è figlio di un singolo e non si è numeri 1 fuori da un gruppo: allora voglio dire grazie a……Neto per la…

Posted by Gianluigi Buffon on Sunday, March 20, 2016