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Gianluigi Buffon Adds Daniel Maldini's Shirt To Impressive Collection

Gianluigi Buffon Adds Daniel Maldini's Shirt To Impressive Collection

Gianluigi Buffon now has two Maldini shirts in his collection, one from his Italy teammate Paolo and now a second from son Daniel after last night's Coppa Italia game between Juventus and AC Milan.

The legendary Italian goalkeeper was in between the sticks last night as Juve snatched a 1-1 draw in the semi final first leg at the San Siro and when it came to swapping shirts, he only had eyes for Maldini Jr.

The 18-year old attacking midfielder, who recently became the third generation of Maldini to turn out for the Rossoneri, was a substitute in the game.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

But for sentimental reasons, Buffon wanted to continue his tradition of claiming the shirts of yet another father and son duo.

He posed with the Maldini #98 shirt in the mixed zone and old reporters: "In my collection I have [Enrico] Chiesa and son, [Lillian] Thuram and son, [George] Weah and son, and now Maldini and son. I'm waiting for their grandchildren!"

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Now 42 years of age, Buffon has outlasted all of his teammates and former opponents to mix it up with their sons in the professional game.

He played alongside Enrico Chiesa for Parma before crossing paths with son Federico Chiesa in Juventus-Fiorentina as well as turning out for the Azzurri together.

Even better, he thwarted Ballon d'Or winner George Weah on his professional debut in 1995 and went on to play in the same PSG side as his son Timothy, who now plays for Lille.

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What's more, he's also swapped shirts with Marcus Thuram after being colleagues with his old man Lillian during their days at Parma.

'Gigi' has now ticked off the Maldini clan and

Topics: Paolo Maldini, Gianluigi Buffon

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.