May 20, 2018

Italy Great, Buffon To End 17-Year Juventus Career

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"Saturday will be my last match at Juventus and finishing my adventure like that, with two titles, with the support of (Juventus chairman) Andrea (Agnelli) and all the Bianconero people, will be the most lovely", Buffon told reporters.

Juve were dramatically knocked out of the Champions League by holders Real Madrid in the quarter-finals, though Buffon celebrated Serie A and Coppa Italia glory last week - his seventh successive Scudetto and fourth consecutive Italian cup triumph.

The 40-year-old has just won his ninth Serie A title after playing 1,050 games and 17 years for the Italian champions, but has not indicated he will retire with offers on the table from elsewhere.

He won the World Cup in 2006 and reached the final of Euro 2012, where Italy lost to Spain.

"The more I see him on the pitch, the less he seems to me like a player walking into the sunset", Veronica, 43, told Turin daily Tuttosport.

"In Wojciech Szczesny, Juventus have an excellent goalkeeper, who also has 13 years less than me".

Gianluigi Buffon admitted he fears retirement as the veteran Juventus captain looks set to make an announcement about his future.

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But whatever happens, Gigi Buffon will certainly realise how much he means to those fans as Juventus Stadium bids farewell to a legend. "I wish him all the best".

Buffon joined in 2001 from Parma and is Italy's most capped player with 176 caps.

"I make this decision in a calm and happy state of mind, which is not to be taken for granted for a sportsperson".

"I'm proud to have received many proposals for the future, but it's in my character to launch myself into the next challenge with the utmost dedication".

"I was one 20th of that and a lot of it was down to Giorgio, who was always a figure of certainty in front of me".

"He has always been a reference for me".

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