Lorenzo Buffon

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Lorenzo Buffon
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-12-19) December 19, 1929 (age 85)
Place of birth Majano, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1949 Portogruaro 34 (0)
1949–1959 Milan 277 (0)
1959–1960 Genoa 20 (0)
1960–1963 Internazionale 79 (0)
1963–1964 Fiorentina 1 (0)
1964–1965 Ivrea 11 (0)
National team
1958–1962  Italy 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lorenzo Buffon (born December 19, 1929 in Majano, Friuli) is an Italian former football goalkeeper. He played 277 times for A.C. Milan, and also played for their city rivals Internazionale. He was also capped 15 times for the Italian national team, and he represented his country as their captain and starting goalkeeper in the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile, where Italy were controversially eliminated in the first round. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation, and as one of Italy's greatest ever goalkeepers.[1]

Overall, he played 15 seasons (365 games) in the Serie A for A.C. Milan, Genoa C.F.C., F.C. Internazionale Milano and ACF Fiorentina. With Milan, he gained international prominence, achieving great success, as he won four Serie A titles, and two Latin Cups. With Milan, Buffon also notably reached the final of the 1957-58 European Cup, and the semi-finals of the 1955-56 European Cup, where the Italian club was defeated by eventual champions Real Madrid on both occasions. In his later career with Inter, he won another Serie A title during the 1962-63 season under legendary manager Helenio Herrera, who would famously coach Inter to greater domestic and European successes in later years. He also reached the semi-finals of the 1960–61 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup with Inter, although his best placement in the Coppa Italia was a quarter-final finish.[2]

Buffon is related to Gianluigi Buffon, the current captain and goalkeeper for Juventus and the Italian national team. Lorenzo is a cousin of Gianluigi's grandfather. Lorenzo Buffon is also remembered for his marriage to the late Italian actress and television personality Edy Campagnoli.[3]


External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Lorenzo BUFFON". Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Un rossonero da Raccontare… Lorenzo Buffon". Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ci ritorni in mente... Lorenzo Buffon". Retrieved 23 December 2014.