He may have forged a stellar career using his hands, but Gianluigi Buffon has demonstrated that he’s (almost) as skilled with his feet too.
Indeed, the veteran Italy goalkeeper rattled through an impressive array of tricks and flicks during a brief kick-about with professional football freestyler Lisa Zimouche.
The pair met in Paris, with Buffon just about managing to go toe-to-toe with Zimouche in the juggling stakes before getting himself nutmegged into oblivion.
Playing with the legend BUFFON ??@pumafootball #NewLevels ! pic.twitter.com/oTKWawrKOU
— Lisa Zimouche (@Lisafreestyle) October 7, 2017
By captaining Italy in Friday’s draw with Macedonia, the Juventus stopper made his 172nd international appearance between the sticks for the Azzurri, therefore setting a new all-time European record.
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.