The seven excellent keepers who just couldn’t displace Gianluigi Buffon

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Gianluigi Buffon has made more than 1,000 appearances during an illustrious career – and he’s had to fight off some serious competition along the way.

We have already published our very own tribute to one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time, but spare a thought for those who have had to compete with Buffon.

The Juventus hero has been a mainstay of the Italy team for almost 20 years and is comfortably the country’s most capped player.

So what about the goalkeepers who have missed out in that time? There have been plenty good enough to be number one for any other country in the world…

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