◼️ The Italian goalkeeper of Juventus returns to the Santiago Bernabéu in the return of the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
The colossal and almost eternal Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, returns with Juventus to the Santiago Bernabéu, for the return of the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Such is his football legend, that when Gigi donned Parma’s gloves in that historic debut on November 19, 1995, many of Real Madrid’s current footballers were not yet born.
What was the age of the merengue squad on the same day that Buffon debuted in professional football, in a mythical act announcing the birth of a star for Italian football?
|Player||Month/Year Brith||Age When Buffon Debuted|
|Keylor Navas||feb-86||9 years old|
|Kiko Casilla||oct-86||9 years old|
|Dani Carvajal||jan-92||3 years old|
|Jesús Vallejo||jan-97||Not Born Yet|
|Sergio Ramos||mar-86||9 years old|
|Varane||apr-93||2 years old|
|Nacho||jan-90||5 years old|
|Marcelo||may-88||7 years old|
|Theo Hernández||oct-97||Not Born Yet|
|Achraf||nov-98||Not Born Yet|
|Toni Kroos||jan-90||5 years old|
|Luka Modric||sep-85||10 years old|
|Casemiro||feb-92||3 years old|
|Mateo Kovacic||may-94||1 year old|
|Marcos Llorente||jan-95||10 months old|
|Marco Asensio||jan-96||Not Born Yet|
|Isco Alarcón||apr-92||3 years old|
|Dani Ceballos||aug-96||Not Born Yet|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||feb-85||10 años|
|Karim Benzema||dic-87||8 años|
|Gareth Bale||jul-89||6 años|
|Lucas Vázquez||jul-91||4 años|
|Borja Mayoral||apr-97||No había nacido|
It’s striking that up to six members of the first Real Madrid squad (Mayoral, Vallejo, Theo, Achraf, Marco Asensio and Ceballos) were not even born when Buffon began his career at the highest professional level.