Buffon: Totti is one of the best players in Italian football

Thursday, March 28th, 2013 10:17:24 by

The Italy international wrote to his former Azzurri team member to praise him after completing 20 years in the Serie A


Juventus FC star goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has written to his compatriot Francesco Totti to congratulate him on completing two decades of his Italian football. The attacking midfielder has played his entire career for his hometown club AS Roma, and is famous for his creative play, flair and amazing goals tally.


“Dear Francesco, you have made history in Italian football,” began the letter published by ANSA.

“Twenty years in Serie A, what an achievement … I still have the image of your first goal in my mind, it was a Roma-Foggia tie,” he continued.

“We’re friends, you know how much I care about you. We started together with the Under-15 side, we had some splendid years together in the national team and we continue to meet as opponents in Serie A,” he said.

“You often score against me (10 times to be precise, that’s how many goals you have netted) like a champion who has forgotten our friendship,” he mused.

“Then, at the final whistle, there are smiles between us again, like when I saved a penalty that I feared you would chip – it saddened me that was you,” he stated.

“You not only wrote football history, you are writing its present and its near future,” he revealed.

“The two of us are lucky,” added 35-year-old Buffon.

“Once you get past 30, every season is worth seven,” he finally concluded.


Buffon paid his respects to his dear friend and claimed he has made history by playing for so long and that too successfully. He stated that twenty years in top flight football is an achievement in itself. He revealed that he still remembers Totti’s first goal for Roma against Foggia.

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