'Superman' Returns - A Look At Buffon's Amazing 1990s Keeper Kits At Parma

As legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon officially returns to his boyhood club, we take a look at the kits that he wore during his first stint with Parma.





The Many Kits Of Gianluigi Buffon At Parma




One of his earliest picture at Parma, here is the 1993 keeper kit, which was made by Umbro. A bold pink background with graphic and subtle diamond all-over print.


Then in 1995, Buffon finally made his senior debut against AC Milan, at 17 years of age. Parma had then switched to Puma, but the design was still no less wild. Red splash and stripe graphic around the body as well as on the shoulders.


The 97-98 season saw Buffon wearing another crazy design from Puma. Hexagons were the theme with not just the print but also the texture of the kit. It made the keeper uniform look much more padded.


Buffon, and Parma, had the best season in the 98-99 iteration, winning the UEFA Cup, the Coppa Italia and then Supercoppa Italiana. Lotto replaced Puma and made probably one of the best looking kit at the time.



The players and keeper kits were identical in terms of design. Buffon sometimes used the home player shirt as well.


Lotto, however, only lasted one season before being displaced by American brand Champion. The keeper kits for Buffon last two season at Parma were not as crazy as the ones by Umbro and Puma or as memorable as Lotto's. But they were still great sight to behold.


Notable Champion's keeper kit were the sky blue/white of 99-00 season and the all pink of 2000-01.

Which were your favourite Parma keeper kit worn by Buffon? Tell us in the comment.
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