‘Retiring at 45,’ legendary GK Buffon ends 28-year career

World-class goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is hanging up his gloves.

Buffon announced the news on social media on Sunday, writing, “This is the end. You gave me everything, and I gave you everything. We have won together. We were together,” along with a short video announcing his retirement.

His club, Parma, also released a statement saying: “Buffon is forever. Thank you to him, he will be forever.”

Buffon is one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. He made his professional debut with Parma in 1994 and has been playing for nearly 30 years. He played for Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain before returning to Juventus in 2019.

He then headed back to Parma to finish his career where he started.

He won tons of trophies. He won 27 trophies in his career with Parma, Juventus, and Paris. Mostly with Juventus, Buffon won 10 league titles, five Coppa Italias, and six Supercoppa Italiana in a nearly 20-year career in a Juventus jersey.

He also won a World Cup. In the 2006 World Cup final in Germany, the Bianconeri defeated Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry’s France in the final to become the best team in the world.

Buffon is ending a long career. 28 years. “My entire career has been filled with so much passion, dedication and joy that it has gone by so quickly,” he told Parma, “From 토토사이트 November 19, 1995 (my professional debut) to May 30, 2023 (my last professional game) is my history and the story of all the fans who have given me support, tears and love. I would like to thank all the Parma fans for their support, tears and love.”

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