Juventus Goalkeeper Buffon Says He Will Retire Next Year (Read Details) - 4 years ago
Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has admitted he is “99.9 percent certain” that next season will be his last as a player. The 39-year-old intends to retire from international football, after the World Cup in Russia and will also end his club career. “I’m 99.9 percent certain of that,” Buffon told Sky Sport 24. “I’m going to have one final, intense season, rich in big moments, and then it will be time to say enough is enough. “We’ve just left one small possibility open with the [Juve] president [Andrea Agnelli], and that is if we manage to win the Champions League I will carry on playing one more year to try to win the World Club Cup and other trophies.” Buffon began his career at Parma in 1995 and went on to make 168 appearances for them before joining Juventus in 2001. He is closing in on 500 Juventus appearances and is Italy’s most capped player with 169 appearances since making his debut in 1997. During his career, he has won eight Serie A titles, four Italian cups, the UEFA Cup and the World Cup.