Legendary keeper Buffon, 43, to leave Juventus- again


Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on May 17, 2018 that he will leave the Turin giants after 17 ...
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on May 17, 2018 that he will leave the Turin giants after 17 years. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

In Summary

  • Veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he will leave the Serie A club at the end of the season.
  • Buffon, 43, has won 10 Serie A titles and four Italian Cups over two spells with Juve. He returned to Turin in 2019 after a season at Paris St-Germain.
  • The keeper told beIN Sports: "We have reached the end of a cycle and so it is right for me to take my leave.

Veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he will leave the Serie A club at the end of the season.

Buffon, 43, has won 10 Serie A titles and four Italian Cups over two spells with Juve. He returned to Turin in 2019 after a season at Paris St-Germain.

The keeper told beIN Sports: “We have reached the end of a cycle and so it is right for me to take my leave.

“This beautiful and very long experience with Juve will come to a definitive end this year.”

Buffon, who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy, added: “Either I stop playing, or if I find a situation that motivates me to play or have a different life experience, I will take it into consideration.

“I feel I gave everything for Juve. I have received everything and more than this cannot be done.”

The former Italy player, who won 176 international caps, holds the record for most Serie A appearances with 656 games in Italy’s top flight.

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