Gianluigi Buffon has been one of- if not- the best goalkeepers of the past two decades and has the privilege of coming up against the best strikers. So when he names the toughest opponents he’s had it’s worth listening…
It pretty much sums up who the best forwards in the last 23 years have been with Ronaldo often considered one of the best ‘out and out’ strikers of all time and would have proved it if it wasn’t for his injuries.
Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zidane are also considered the best players of their eras and even all time.
“I really hate strikers. I’d say the best I’ve played against are Ronaldo, the Brazilian one, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. These are the three who… and Zidane. Let’s add Zidane. These are the four who would start in any team.”