Buffon droops up gloves after 28 years

At 45, Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, declared his retirement from football on Wednesday.

The Juventus legend via Twitter, announced an end to a 28-year career. He said, “That’s all folks! You gave me everything. I gave you everything. We did it together.”

Despite finishing his illustrious career back at Parma, where it all began, Buffon won 10 Serie A titles with Juventus.

The PUNCH reports that Buffon won his only European club trophy with Parma in the 1999 UEFA Cup (now the Europa League), but never won a Champions League medal having featured in three finals and lost three times at Juventus.

Before returning to Juventus for two more years, he won the Ligue 1 championship with Paris Saint-Germain in the 2018–19 campaign.

Buffon participated in 657 Serie A games, setting a record, and has earned 176 caps for Italy (1997-2018).

Edited by Damilola Adeleke

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