Saturday January 5 2019
Buffon: 'When I faced Chiesa...'

Gianluigi Buffon admits when Federico Chiesa, son of former teammate Enrico, made his Serie A debut against him, “I thought it might be time to retire.”

Federico was born in October 1997, at a time when Enrico was teammates with Buffon at Parma.

He made his Serie A debut for Fiorentina against Juventus in August 2016, at the age of 18 years and nine months.

“The first time I faced Chiesa, I was disoriented. It was my first time playing against the son of a former teammates and I thought it might be time to retire,” 41-year-old Buffon told Eurosport.

“However, I’ve taken on a few now and consider it a gift from life, something to be happy about.”

Now at Paris Saint-Germain, Buffon has also taken on the son of old Juve teammate Lilian Thuram.

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