Buffon's family affair: how many father-son duos has Gigi shared a pitch with?

Gigi Buffon FourFourTwo
Photo: Shamil Tanna

As the cover star of FourFourTwo’s February 2019 issue (on sale now!), Gianluigi Buffon has plenty of interesting things to say. One answer, in particular, surprised us.

Buffon is team-mates with Timothy Weah at PSG, having played against Weah’s dad all those years ago on his 1995 debut. Parma and a 17-year-old Buffon famously kept out a Milan side featuring two Ballon d’Or-winning strikers, Roberto Baggio and George Weah; now he’s playing alongside the latter’s progeny (or at least was until Timothy joined Celtic on loan this week). We put it to Gigi that the situation must feel oddly unique and uniquely odd – but apparently not.

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