You would be hard pressed to find a more popular man in football than Gianluigi Buffon. Both fans and fellow players praise the 39-year-old for his loyalty, dedication and honesty in the game.
Therefore, it came as no surprise that after Juventus reached another Champions League final on Tuesday night, social media was awash with praise for the Italian goalkeeper.
A 4-1 aggregate victory over Monaco hands Buffon another shot at claiming a Champions League medal, something that he has somehow evaded in his illustrious career thus far.
The Juve stoppper pulled off some miraculous saves over the two legs and performed even more admirably in the previous round when he faced Barcelona, and the incomparable trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar.
In fact, until Kylian Mbappe scored for Monaco on Tuesday night, Buffon had not conceded a Champions League goal since November, in a group match against Sevilla.
After Juventus’ victory on Tuesday, football fans from all over the world took to social media to praise Buffon and has incredible attitude and accomplishments…
While the rest of his team celebrates, Gigi Buffon consoles Kylian Mbappe. Just 7631 days between them…
— David Kappel (@kappilinho) May 10, 2017
After the game Buffon came back pic.twitter.com/Tnt9aqB4dS
— JLaith (@LKM_juve) May 9, 2017
I hope Juventus win the Champions League for Buffon. He deserves it.
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) May 9, 2017
I hope Gianluigi Buffon win the UCL this time round. Tried twice failed. It's now or never GiGi hope u lift it this time.
— Daudi (@DaveWangari) May 10, 2017
— Dan Lamb (lambo) (@Lambo85Lambo) May 10, 2017
— Arjun Pradeep (@IndianRegista) May 10, 2017