Anniversary match legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was a record.
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon came out in the starting lineup against Italy in the qualifying match of the 2018 world Cup with the team Albania, played its 1,000 th match in professional football.
In the asset Buffon 612 matches for Juventus, 220 – Parma, and for the “squadra Azzurra” now, on account of his 168-Yu games.
👏| Here it is! 1,000 appearances for club and country for our captain Gigi #Buffon! #G1G1000 #ItalyAlbania ￼🇮🇹🇦🇱 pic.twitter.com/YhGmDRxhu1
— Italy (@azzurri) 24 Mar 2017
Buffon also has the record for the number of matches among players of European teams. He was ahead of the Spaniard Iker Casillas (167) and the Latvian Vitaly Astafev (167).
World record belongs to the Egyptian Ahmed Hassan, who has played for the national team of his country 184 of the match.