Buffon was included in the for his performances. On 27 November, Buffon won the award, the first time a goalkeeper has won the award, along with the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year award for the twelfth time, while being named to the Serie A Team of the Year for the fifth time in his career. A version of this passed into in the form of a show,. Buffon conceded 17 goals in 27 appearances, and his consistent performances began to gain attention in Italy. On 23 December, Buffon made his 600th competitive appearance for Juventus in the ; following a 1—1 draw after extra time, Juventus lost 4—3 to Milan in a penalty shoot-out, although Buffon saved 's initial spot kick. In total he made 37 league appearances throughout the season.
Buffon lifted the Serie A title for the third consecutive year, captaining the team to their 30th league title. Playing behind a strong three-man defensive line under Conte's newly established , made up predominantly of , and , Buffon obtained a league record of 21 clean sheets in Serie A, and only conceded a personal best of 16 goals from 35 appearances an average of 0. Archived from on 8 August 2017. Charles later employed a jester called who was very popular and loyal. He was eventually beaten by a Francesco Totti penalty in a 3—2 home win over Roma on 5 October after going unbeaten for 616 minutes that season. Buffon was sent off for dissent after a confrontation with Oliver, as Juventus were eliminated from the Champions League as the resulting penalty kick was converted by for a final 4—3 aggregate loss. He was a key player in Italy's campaign as they finished top of their group, undefeated.
Jesters could also give bad news to the King that no one else would dare deliver. After Juventus won the Serie B title, earning promotion to Serie A for the 2007—08 season, Buffon signed a contract extension with Juventus until 2012. Most of the goalkeepers have had times when their form has not been so good, but Buffon has been at such a high level for so long. He's not a keeper like Marc-André ter Stegen, or Manuel Neuer. In the following league match against Atalanta on 6 March, he extended his unbeaten record by keeping another clean sheet in a 2—0 away win, also equalling Dino Zoff's and Sebastiano Rossi's league record of nine consecutive clean sheets in Serie A. In Italy's final group game against Uruguay, Buffon saved shots from and , as Italy were reduced to ten men following 's controversial red card.
On 24 November, Buffon made his 500th appearance in Serie A, keeping a clean sheet in a 2—0 away win against. Other earlier terms included fol, disour, and bourder. In addition to his decisive saves and record breaking unbeaten streak, Buffon was praised for his leadership, and his role in motivating the team following their defeat against Sassuolo on 28 October 2015, as Juventus subsequently went on a 25-match unbeaten streak to come back from 12th place after ten matches to win the title. They were knocked out of the semi-finals by eventual champions and of the Champions League in the by. The same week, Buffon was also nominated for the.
In 2015, the town of in appointed aka as the official resident jester of the town and its people, a post that had been vacant since 1295. Archived from on 12 January 2016. On 22 December, Juventus were defeated by Napoli in the 8—7 on penalties, following a 2—2 draw after extra-time. He earned his 100th cap on 14 November 2009 in a friendly match against the Netherlands. They entertained mostly through dancing and storytelling, and were at times counted on for strategic advice.
Originally the term was used to describe a ridiculous but amusing person. During the season, Buffon made his debut in the Italian second division in a 1—1 away draw against on 9 September 2006; later that year, he also received the first red card of his career in a 1—1 away draw against on 18 November. Following Juventus's punishment in the , in which their two most recent Serie A titles were stripped and the squad were relegated to and penalized with a point deduction, rumours spread that Buffon would be placed on the transfer market. He was also highly regarded for his handling, aerial ability, and command of the area on high balls; however, throughout his career, Buffon has occasionally been accused by pundits of being overly cautious on and of not always coming out to collect them, and has also drawn criticism for preferring to punch the ball out to his teammates at times rather than holding on to it. He was named by in the list of the world's greatest living players in 2004.
Parma finished in sixth place in Serie A that season, qualifying for the. Buffon was nominated for the and the following his performances throughout the calendar year. On 12 August, it was announced that he placed fourth in the. He also became the only goalkeeper ever to win the now defunct Most Valuable Player or award. On 19 August, Buffon made history by saving the first Serie A penalty awarded via in a 3—0 home win over in the club's opening. In Juventus' fourth Champions League group match of the season on 2 November, a 1—1 home draw against Lyon, Buffon made his. Italy reached the final of the tournament, losing once again to France.
Buffon is the only goalkeeper to have won the Award, which he won after reaching the ; he also won the award for best Goalkeeper that year, and was voted into the five times. On 21 October 2015, Buffon overtook Alessandro Del Piero's record for most minutes played with Juventus in the 73rd minute of Juventus's 0—0 home draw against , in the group stage. The team gave its all, but a human being cannot destroy dreams like that at the end of an extraordinary comeback on a dubious situation. After a discussion with management, he said he was reassured about the club's future and signed a contract extension to 2013. Throughout the , Buffon appeared in the called.
In the fixture against the , at in Turin on 10 September 2013, Buffon equalled Cannavaro as the Italian national team record appearance holder, with 136 caps. On 11 April 2018, in the quarter-final second leg match away to Real Madrid, Juventus needed a 3—0 win to force the match to extra time, which was the scoreline until the 97th minute after referee awarded a 93rd injury time penalty to Real Madrid. He recovered in time to help Juventus win their second consecutive and his fourth overall, returning to the starting line-up in January 2006, in a match against Fiorentina. In the process, he set a new personal best in the top flight, and the outright sixth-best unbeaten streak in the history of the Italian league, after going 746 minutes without conceding a goal in Serie A, overtaking and Marchegiani. On 30 May 2011, he joined the board of directors of the Italian textile company Zucchi Group S. .