That victory guarantees Italy a place at the 2014 World Cup, and Buffon is pleased with how the night panned out for his country.
"I thank all the lads, as thanks to them I can celebrate 360 degrees tonight," Buffon told reporters.
"We have created so much together over these years and I thank the fans for cheering us on today, as it felt like a new atmosphere to have so much support for the Nazionale. That wasn't always the case."
Buffon is likely to break the record when Italy travel to Denmark in Group B next month.