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Buffon wanted to be a Hammer

buffon-p11 Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon revealed in his book  that West Ham United is one of  five teams that he wanted to play for.

Buffon was declared by Pele to be one of the 125 greatest living footballers in the world.

He has been named the Serie A Goalkeepr of the year year a record eight times and was the winner of the 2006  Yashin Award following Italy’s World Cup victory. 

Buffon is the only goalkeeper to have won the UEFA club footballer of the year award.  He joined Juventus from Parma for £32.6m in 2001. He will  be in goal again for Italy for his fifth world cup.

Giving a reason why he wished he signed for West Ham he said:

“West Ham: Because of the supporters: I knew the West Ham supporters during my time as a supporter (Ultra): those guys (West Ham supporters) follow the Hammers with an extraordinary energy. And because of the logo (Symbol): Two crossed hammers. Almost communist, if I think about it”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Buffon wanted to be a Hammer

  1. Shame we can’t sign him because of the age rule!

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