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Top Facts about Ilaria D'Amico, Gianluigi Buffon's Wife

Sun 25 July 2021 | 9:00

Ilaria D'Amico is a TV host as well as a commentator who was born on 30 August 1973. This 47-year-old Italian woman is especially known to be the wife of one of the all-time greatest Italian goalkeepers, Gianluigi Buffon. Read on our top facts about Ilaria D'Amico.

Gianluigi Buffon

is a bright star in the infinite world of football whose name is familiar to the ears of almost all the football lovers. During these 26 glorious years of his professional career, this Italian footballer is still making progress and leaving his legacy behind.

Buffon was born on 28 January 1978 in the city of Carrara in Italy. He started his senior career as a goalkeeper with Parma in 1995 and as of 2021 and after switching many football clubs, he is playing for Parma once more.

However, in this article we are going to exclusively talk about Ilaria D'Amico, Gianluigi Buffon's wife and the mother of his youngest son.

This article includes top facts about Ilaria D'Amico:

Anything you need to know about Ilaria D'Amico, from her biography to her professional career is discussed here in this article.

Ilaria D'Amico’s Biography

The first

fact about Ilaria D'Amico

is that she was born on 30 August 1973 which means as of 2021 she is 47 years old and her zodiac sign is Virgo. D'Amico was born and raised in the capital of Italy, Rome.

She grew up in a Christian family and it also should be mentioned that Ilaria wasn't the only child, as a matter of fact she had an older sister called Catia who apparently passed away in 2019 due to cancer. Ilaria has barely talked about her sister in public because according to herself she gets strongly emotional and cannot resist.

"Catia was 12 years older than me. We learned that she was ill in January 2019, a nasty tumor in the intestine area, a bolt from the blue because she was the healthiest person in the world. We managed the disease together, choosing the whole path. Then last May, the news that he was bad again. It went away in a few months, last September 5th. I was with her."

"I can't talk much about Catia, because I have an emotion that comes immediately, my breath breaks immediately. It is very complicated, but I am grateful to have dedicated this time to my family, my mother and my niece Alessandra, absolute pride for us."

Also a few while after this unfortunate loss, D'Amico talked about how much mourning for her late sister affected her in different ways:

"I am more fragile. I feel that she has become a part of me. Today I give less importance to how I dress, I am moved to think of its dignity and privacy. This loss made me redefine my priorities: work is, but the need to look after my family is stronger."

Ilaria has never mentioned any other name of a family member, therefore it is not yet clarified whether she has any other siblings or not.

Ilaria D'Amico’s Professional Career

All your questions with regard to Ilaria D'Amico's professional career are going to be answered in this part of our facts about Ilaria D'Amico, Gianluigi Buffon's wife.

D'Amico is a widely known TV character in Italy. To support the previous statement it has to be noted that she is a commentator as well as a television host whose activities are mostly associated with sports or more specifically, football.

Another

fact about Ilaria D'Amico

is that for several years she had been working with Italian Sky Sports, one of the most popular TV channels based in Italy. Nevertheless, in 2018 it was confirmed that D'Amico had left this channel. Later in an interview D'Amico explained the reason why she left Sky Sports which was the fact that she had lost her sister, Catia.

D'Amico also added “I had wanted to change for a while, Catia gave me the push to really do it. When I was touring hospitals with her, I felt the urge to deal with service issues, to go back to telling what we are today. So when the proposal for Sky everything took shape for a prime time event.”

"I closed a long career chapter, I lived 23 years of sports journalism and I made all possible experiences and in the best places to do them. I learned the trade in Rai with important masters, I made Champions, and then the great adventure on Sky: with colleagues we made a revolution.

“It was my comfort zone, I could have continued another twenty years but I had no challenges to relaunch."

Ilaria D'Amico’s Personal Life

One of our top facts about Ilaria D'Amico is that before meeting the professional footballer, Gianluigi Buffon she used to be in a long-term relationship with Rocco Attisani, who is well known for being a real estate developer as well as an entrepreneur.

The result of Ilaria D'Amico's first marriage is her firstborn son named Pietro. However, D'Amico and Attisani found out that it is best for the whole family if they get separated from one another, but accordingly, D'Amico got custody of her son.

Nonetheless, this separation led to the start of a whole new relationship. In point of fact, Ilaria D'Amico and Gianluigi Buffon first started meeting each other back in 2014 and nearly a year later, the two of them officially announced that they were expecting their first baby together, Leopoldo Mattia who was born on 6 January 2016 and is 5 years old at the moment.

It took this couple only 2 years after the beginning of their relationship to publicly announce their engagement in the summer of 2017.

Ilaria D'Amico’s Social Media

For now let's talk about Ilaria D'Amico's social media. The first thing that you need to know on this subject is that the only social media platforms that Ilaria D'Amico is using at this moment are Instagram and Twitter.

3 years ago or more specifically on the first day of October 2018, Ilaria shared her first post on her Instagram page (

@ilariadamico_real

) which as of July 2021 consists of 46.6k followers.

However, Ilaria D'Amico doesn't post regularly on her social media accounts and only once in a while she shares pictures of a family gathering, her children, selfies or even pictures behind the scenes of her workplace.

As a matter of fact, the last post that Ilaria shared on her Instagram page goes back to the very first day of 2021 which was a picture of herself next to her children and her beloved husband, Gianluigi Buffon and in the caption she congratulated the start of a whole new year to her followers.

However, as mentioned before Ilaria also has a Twitter account (

@ilaria_damico

) that includes 391.4k followers and is the only place where she keeps updating people on the latest news both on and off-pitch.

Ilaria D'Amico’s Husband, Gianluigi Buffon

And now for this part of our top

facts about Ilaria D'Amico

, we are going to discuss the biography of her husband, Gianluigi Buffon who is also known by the nickname Gigi Superman.

Gianluigi Buffon was born on 28 January 1978 to his father Adriano Buffon and his mother Maria Stella Buffon. Buffon's hometown is the city of Carrara located in Tuscany, Italy. Buffon grew up in a sporty family.

As a matter of fact, his mother used to be a discus thrower while his father is a famous weight lifter. Also, it has to be mentioned that he is not the only child in his family but he surely is the last one.

In point of fact, Buffon has two older sisters called Guendalina Buffon and Veronica Buffon. Ever since he was just a kid, his family were genuine supporters of him which led to the creation of the strongest bond between the family members.

Actually, Buffon had the most powerful relationship with his mother. On the other hand, he started discovering the world of sports at the early age of 5, and accordingly, back then he was a little bit confused because of the diversity between the family, he couldn't figure out what suits him best.

However, the young Gianluigi made his decision and began training in one of the local football academies when he was 6 years old.

Gianluigi Buffon’s Professional Career

Buffon first started training in 1991 with the Italian football club

Parma

and also 4 years later in 1995, he began his senior career with the same club.

However, one fact that you need to know about Gianluigi Buffon is that he used to play in the midfield position but finally decided to switch to goalkeeper.

In season 1997-1998, while still playing for Parma, fans gave Buffon the nickname of "Superman" when he stopped a penalty by the former 

Inter

striker,

Ronaldo

and then after the match, showed his fans that he was wearing a Superman T-shirt underneath his jersey.

On 3 July 2001, Buffon moved to

Juventus

on a nearly €52 million deal which made him one of the most expensive goalkeepers of all time. Buffon remained in Juventus for 18 years and made 509 appearances on the whole, before moving to

Paris Saint-Germain

in 2018.

Also once more, he returned to Juventus in 2019 until 2021 when he signed a contract with Parma again which was announced on the club's official Twitter account.

On the subject of his retirement, Buffon once in an interview stated:

“Truthfully, I never imagined I would play on for this long. But these are beautiful stories, I think.”

“Look, in my head, there truly is a final stop sign, a maximum bar, which is June 2023, that is the maximum, really, really the maximum. But I could also stop playing in four months.”

Also in another interview, Buffon talked about the experience of going through lockdown with family and the ways it affected him:

“Look, I have to be honest, for me the first month of lockdown was really beautiful,”

“At first, the pandemic allowed me to have time to dedicate to myself. That’s something that hadn’t happened to me in my whole life.

“I got to stay with my wife, my kids all day long. To be able to dedicate myself to my hobbies, to my reading, to my things. It was a beautiful time that I never thought I would have, and I took full advantage and I loved it.

“Then, of course, as time goes, it becomes heavy. You think more and more about what others are going through.

“I’m a person who really doesn’t need anything when I’m home with my wife and my kids. We talk about everything, and I have time to dedicate to taking on information, seeing new curiosities. I feel like a person who continues to grow.

“I don’t know whether I’m getting better or worse. I hope better! But doing this makes me feel good.”

Gianluigi Buffon’s International Career

Gianluigi Buffon began his international career playing for

Italy

under-16, two years before starting his senior career. However, he received his first call-up for Italy's senior team on 29 October 1997 which also made him the youngest goalkeeper to feature for Italy post-World War II.

Buffon in his debut for the national team, helped Italy to qualify for the 1998 World Cup. Even in the early days of his career, Buffon proved to everyone that he was there to change the history of football.

And once people noticed this gifted and intelligent goalkeeper, they started saying things like "he is the

Maradona

of the goalkeepers." His name was also mentioned in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004 by the former Brazilian footballer,

Pele

.

Overall, Buffon made 176 international appearances for his country among which we could point out to the 2002 World Cup, the Euro 2004, the 2006 World Cup, the 2013 Confederations Cup, the Euro 2012 during which he remained the captain of the team the whole time, and so forth.

Also to talk about only a few of the trophies that Buffon has been awarded during his professional career, we have to mention the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award, which he achieved after making it to the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final. He is also the only goalkeeper in football history to win this award.

Additionally, Buffon was named as the best goalkeeper for the 2003 UEFA Champions League. He won the Golden Foot Award which again made him the first goalkeeper to ever win this award. Also, he was announced as the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper five times.

However, in 2018 Buffon officially announced his retirement from his international career.

Ilaria D'Amico’s Net Worth and Salary

And for the last part of our top facts about Ilaria D'Amico, let's together look into the specific details of

Ilaria D'Amico's net

worth and salary.

As previously stated, D'Amico is a well-known TV personality, a commentator and a TV presenter in Italy.

Now considering the fact about Ilaria D'Amico that she used to work with one of the most prominent TV channels in Italy which is called Italian Sky Sports, her net worth is said to be an estimated number between $1 million up to $3 million.

Nonetheless, this information has been updated regardless of Ilaria D'Amico's personal properties and her salary.

On the other hand. The specific details of

Ilaria D'Amico's salary

have never been the subject to be discussed by the media so far.

 

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