3. Gigi Buffon

Club: Juventus

Wage: £5.5 million-a-year

If you ever want to find the personified definition of ‘cult hero’ you can do a lot worse than looking at Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Still by far the most expensive goalkeeper of all time at £32.6m, Buffon is a club legend at Juventus as well as Italy. He stuck with Juventus when they were relegated and helped Italy to famous World Cup win.

Surely one of the best goalkeepers of all time, if not, the best.

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