Legendary 45-year-old goalkeeper Buffon to retire from active duty rejects Saudi offer

Retirement announcement via social media
Helped Germany win the 2006 World Cup 176 A matches

Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 45, has announced his retirement from active play.

Buffon announced his retirement on social media on Tuesday, saying, “This is the end. You gave me everything, and I gave you everything. We did it together,” Buffon said in his farewell to the club.

It is one of the most legendary farewells in soccer history.

Buffon made his Italian Serie A debut for Parma in 1995 and moved to Juventus in 2001, where he led the Bianconeri to their glory days. He led Juventus to 10 Serie A titles.

He then moved to Paris Saint-Germain (France) in 2018 before returning to Juventus a year later, 스포츠토토 and has been with Parma since 2021. Parma is currently in Serie B (2nd Division).

Buffon, who has represented Italy at every age group, has played 176 A-matches. He is the most capped Italian player of all time.

This means he’s been at the top of his game for a long time in a position where athleticism is as important as experience and judgment.

He also qualified for five consecutive World Cups, starting with France 1998, and was at the center of Italy’s victory in Germany 2006.

When the news of his retirement broke, the Serie A secretariat expressed their sadness at Buffon’s departure, calling it “a fairytale career that started and ended in one place (Parma).”

Kylian Mbappe (FRA), who played with Buffon at PSG, said, “It was a great honor to have had the opportunity to rub shoulders with you in your legendary career.”

Meanwhile, Buffon is reportedly on the verge of retirement and has been approached by a Saudi Arabian club. Last month, 토토사이트 Italian media reported that a Saudi Arabian club had offered Buffon £25 million a year.

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