Juventus star Buffon sets record with 648th Serie A appearance

Gianluigi Buffon, who made his Serie A debut for Parma in November 1995, overtook the record previously held by former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini.

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon has set a new record for the most number of Serie A appearances (File Photo).   -  Twitter

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set a record for the most number of Serie A appearances when he played his 648th game in the Italian top flight against Torino on Saturday.

The 42-year-old, who made his Serie A debut for Parma as a 17-year-old in November 1995, overtook the record previously held by former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini.

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Buffon stayed with Parma for six seasons, making 168 Serie A appearances, before joining Juventus in 2001. He left the Turin side at the end of the 2017-18 season and joined Paris Saint-Germain, where he spent one season before returning to Juventus.

He also played 37 times in Serie B after Juventus was relegated over the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal in 2006 and 17 times in Ligue 1 with PSG.

Saturday's match was his eighth of the season in Serie A and his first this year.

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