Faces of Football

Gianluigi Buffon
Finlay Mackay for TIME

Gianluigi Buffon, Italian Goalkeeper
Buffon, 32, will want to banish memories of an injury-plagued season with Juventus. If he can repeat his heroics from 2006, when he went 453 minutes without conceding a goal, he will have reclaimed the title of world's best keeper.

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