Italian great Buffon set to announce retirement

Italian great Buffon set to announce retirement
Italian great Buffon set to announce retirement

Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is poised to announce at a press conference at 10:30am on Thursday that he has retired from football.

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The 40-year-old has just won his ninth Serie A title with Juventus and after playing 1,050 games in the greatest goalkeeping career in football history, is ready to hang up his gloves.

Buffon, who set the world transfer record for a goalkeeper when swapping Parma for Juventus for £32.6m in 2001, enjoyed his career highlight when winning the 2006 World Cup with Italy but the total body of his work makes him the greatest keeper in history.

As well as his nine Serie A titles, Buffon also has a Serie B title from 2007 after staying with Juventus following their demotion due to the Calciopoli cheating scandal.

Buffon has won four successive Coppa Italias and five Italian Supercoppas with Juventus. During his time with Parma he also won the Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup and Italian Supercoppa in 1999.

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