Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season.
“My future has already been determined, I have spent a lot of time at Juventus and will leave the team at the end of the season,” Buffon said. The 43-year-old goalkeeper also admitted that he would decide to retire if he did not find a new motivation for himself to play football. “Either I stop playing or I’ll find something that will motivate me to continue my career,” he added.
“I feel like I gave everything I could to the club and I can’t do anything else. This is the end of the cycle, ”Buffon said.
Buffon joined Juventus in 2001 and played continuously for the Italian club until 2018, before joining PSG. In the French club, he spent only one season, after which he again became a player for Juventus.
As part of the Italian club, Buffon became the champion of the country 12 times, won the Italian Cup and Super Cup four times. While playing for PSG, he also became the champion of France, and as part of the Italian national team won the world championship in 2006.
Buffon became the second-largest player in the club’s history in terms of the number of matches played for Juventus, behind only another legend – Alessandro Del Piero.