Gianluigi Buffon , the former Italian and still Goalkeeper of Pharma and Juventus , also called The old lady of Turin. He will be reaching 40,forty years of age this week. He comes from a sporting family, his father was a weight lifter, his mother was a discus thrower, both his sisters play volleyball and his uncle played football. So you can rightly say sports was in his genes. It was in the year 1990, and Italy held the world cup. And Cameroon had a goalkeeper called Thomas Nkano , it was this goalkeeper that cast a big impression on Gianluigi Buffon. H started as the goalkeeper at pharma as a 17, seventeen tear old boy in 1995., and he played against the mighty A.C. Milan, which had strikers such as Roberto Baggio and George Weah.. Juventus then brought him from Parma for a then record fee of 33.5, thirty three and a half million pounds. He has won a world cup but never won a EURO cup or a champion league either.