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Buffon set to break Serie A appearance milestone this evening

Yet another record for Gigi.

Buffon tweeted this picture of his special captain's armband for tonight's match.
Buffon tweeted this picture of his special captain's armband for tonight's match.

JUVENTUS KEEPER GIANLUIGI Buffon is set to make his 500th Serie A appearance this evening when Juventus travel to face Genoa.

The 36-year-old will also wear a special captain’s armband to mark the occasion. He tweeted: ”Next match in black and white will be my 500th and to celebrate it I’ll wear this special captain’s armband.”

Buffon is still the most expensive goalkeeper in the world having completed a £38 million move from Parma to Juventus in 2001.

Soccer - UEFA Euro 2012 - Group C - Italy v Republic of Ireland - Municipal Stadium Buffon embraces Shay Given after Italy beat Ireland 2-0 at Euro 2012. Source: EMPICS Sport

He is no stranger to breaking records as he currently holds the title of the most capped Italian of all time and is one of only three players to take part in five World Cups.

He has helped Juventus to seven league titles and this evening will hope to make it clean sheet number 238 (a record which he also holds) to help Juve maintain their position at the top of Serie A.

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Final - Juventus v AC Milan Celebrating after making a penalty shootout save in the 2003 Champions league finals against AC Milan. Source: EMPICS Sport

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