Soccer News Mon, 29 Jan 2018

Kwadwo Asamoah celebrates iconic Buffon as he turns 40

Ghana playmaker Kwadwo Asamoah shared in the celebration of the birthday of Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon as he turned 40 yesterday.

The Juventus legend, and arguably the oldest goalkeeper in a top flight league in the world is celebrating a milestone and the Black Stars midfielder couldn't wait but to join in the celebration.

Kwadwo Asamoah took to Instagram to celebrate the legend by posting a photo of the two during a Serie A clash.

It's almost certain that Kwadwo Asamoah will not be in Turin next season and with Buffon hanging his boots at the end of the season, it looks likely that the Ghanaian is bidding farewell to the Old Ladies.

Kwadwo Asamoah who has spent 5 years with Juventus is believed to have enjoyed a magnificent company from the Italian legend who has been with the side since 2001.

Buffon who is arguably Italy's greatest goalie in history holds the following records:

- Most Serie A appearances by an active player (629)

- Most Champions League appearances for Juve (111)

- Most international caps for a European nation (175)

- Joint-most clean sheets kept at a single World Cup (with Iker Casillas, Pascal Zuberbuhler, Oliver Kahn, Fabien Barthez and Walter Zenga - five, in 2006)

- Longest run without conceding a goal in Serie A (974 minutes)

- Most clean sheets in a single Serie A season (21 in 2011-12 and 2015-16)

- One of just three men to go to five World Cups (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014)

- Most expensive goalkeeper of all time (€53.5million)

- One of four players to win eight Serie A titles, all with the Bianconeri

- Most trophies won at Juve (17)

Source: Modern Ghana
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