“In my job I tried to fly, but always kept my feet on the ground”

A life dedicated to football: words from Gianluigi Buffon, for all Gigi. The sporting and human story of one of the strongest goalkeepers in football history, a protagonist for almost 30 years between the positions of Parma, Juventus, Paris St. Germain and above all the Italian national team, with which he became world champion in 2006 and runner-up in 2012. And now alongside Luciano Spalletti as head of delegation instead of Gianluca Vialli at the helm of the Azzurri. Prestigious assignment for the former goalkeeper, which he accepted with pride: “I still want to dream.”

After hanging up his boots last August at the age of 45, Buffon talks about himself in “Speciale Tg1”, broadcast on Sunday October 22nd at 11.30pm on Rai 1. Anecdotes and more. For better or worse, the words of an athlete and his long, unrepeatable career with ups and downs. Actor and protagonist of a world that he only left because of his age and the feeling of having to make a decision that is never easy for people like him to accept.

From the most difficult save to the most feared opponent, from his debut in Serie A at just 17 years old to the curiosities about the coaches who accompanied and trained him. But Buffon also talks about something else: family, friendship and the depression he experienced at the age of 25. A story that the athlete summarizes as follows: “In my job I tried to fly, but always kept my feet on the ground.”

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