May 24, 2018

Gianluigi Buffon to play final game for Juventus on Saturday

17 May 2018, 01:55 | Sandy Nunez

Buffon to decide future next week as Juventus great seeks new challenge

Buffon to decide future next week as Juventus great seeks new challenge

Since joining Juventus from Parma in 2001, Buffon has won nine Serie A titles, five Italian Super Cups and four Italian Cups with the Bianconeri.

He enjoyed his career highlight when winning the 2006 World Cup with Italy, but the total body of his work makes him arguably the greatest and most decorated keeper in history.

"In Wojciech Szczesny, Juventus have an excellent goalkeeper, who also has 13 years less than me".

"I am proud to have received many proposals for the future, but it is in my character to launch myself into the next challenge with the utmost dedication".

"It's the conclusion of a wonderful journey".

"I'm convinced that Juventus needs to plan for the future and, as someone who has spent many years as a player and several as club captain, I am the first to understand that". I felt this love and fought to deserve it, and tried to do my best.

With Buffon possibly hanging up his boots after his final Juventus game, click through the gallery above to see some other top players who retired from the handsome game over the past two years.

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Discussing the prospect of life after football, Buffon told Barcelona defender Gerard Pique in an interview with The Players' Tribune: "I think that at my age you have to evaluate the situation a month, a week, at a time". To end it with another two victories, which are truly important, and to end it with the closeness and accompaniment of Andrea and the whole Juventus populace.

"My fear was to end my spell at Juventus as a "finished" player".

"For now, I only know that Saturday I will play a game".

Asked if he had ever thought about playing overseas, Buffon said: "I would have liked to because I like being around different people, other ways of life, of thinking". I'm probably biased in saying that, but I have to say that if I became a champion, it's because Juve ensured that happened.

"I think after Saturday, when I have some serenity, I will take my final decision, which will be to follow what comes from within me".

"Until 15 days ago, it was clearly known that I wanted to stop playing". Buffon is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time. "A return to Parma is a romantic childhood dream, but nothing more than that".

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