HomeSPORTSGianluigi Buffon celebrated his birthday and stated: "I could retire at 55"

Gianluigi Buffon celebrated his birthday and stated: “I could retire at 55”

He is considered a legend of Italian football

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The Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffonhas turned 45 years of age and not only remains active, but is not yet thinking about retirement.

He is playing for Italian Parma, in Italy’s Serie B, he has a contract until 2024 and has regained the leading role of ownership.

“Future? As long as I feel good and see that I am useful to the team, with my advice and my behaviour, I will continue”, said the goalkeeper a few days ago, after the Cup match at the Meazza against Inter.

Buffon has been coming out of injuries that took away time in the Parma goal.

In that game, Buffon left, as in the past, a one-on-one save to remember.

That day he also became the oldest footballer to play an official match at the San Siro. He surpassed the record held by Marco Ballota ”.

Buffon can boast of being the player with the most appearances in Serie A, ahead of defender Paolo Maldini and has said he wants to return Parma to Serie A.

I could retire at 55. I’ve spent a decade thinking about when I’m going to stop, but then I always continue “he commented last summer.

28 years have passed since his debut, on November 19, 1995 the young goalkeeper made his professional debut.

Since then he has been in more than 1,100 official matches distributed between Parma, the club where he made his debut, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain.

He won the World Cup with the Italian team at the World Cup in Germany in 2006, in which he played a decisive role. He is very reminded of his performance precisely against the local team in the semifinals of this tournament, he was on his day.

They beat France in the Final, and it was via penalties that Italy managed to embroider another world star.

He is the ninth player in history with the most games played, but the TOP 5 is within reach. It is said that if he can hold out at least until 2024, when his contract with Parma ends, he will be able to surpass them, as long as he plays regularly.

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