Thursday January 28 2021
Donnarumma and Handanovic: 'Happy birthday, Gigi'

Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma and Inter shot stopper Samir Handanovic sends messages to Juventus hero Gianluigi Buffon, who turns 43 today.

The veteran has kept four clean sheets in seven appearances for the Old Lady this term and continues to perform at the highest level.

Buffon, who has played 653 Serie A games since his debut with Parma in 1995, was congratulated by the current Italy No. 1 and rival at Milan.

“Happy birthday to Super Gigi! You have always been a model to follow and still today, your tenacity and your desire to never give up is an example for everyone,” Donnarumma told Tuttosport.

Inter goalkeeper Handanovic added: “I too want to join with my best wishes to Gigi Buffon.

“His way of being a goalkeeper was an inspiration for many of us who were starting in professional football.

“Over the years, as a colleague and opponent, I have continued to follow and admire him and after a few years I still remember his extraordinary saves. Happy birthday, Gigi.”