Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon revelled in his record-breaking appearance after eclipsing Paolo Maldini for most games at club level.
Buffon – back in Turin after a season with Paris Saint-Germain – made his 903rd appearance for Juventus in Saturday’s 2-0 Serie A win over SPAL to break Maldini’s appearance record.
The 41-year-old Buffon matched Maldini’s record in last week’s victory against Hellas Verona before returning to the bench for Tuesday’s trip to Brescia, however, the Juve star was back on the field for the visit of SPAL.
After surpassing fellow Italian great Maldini, Buffon told reporters: “It’s a great satisfaction, I wasn’t aware I was so close to this record two games ago, I found out at the last game. I was told I had reached Paolo [Maldini].”
Buffon returned to Juve during the close season after a one-year spell at Ligue 1 champions PSG, having also previously represented Parma.