The World Cup winner goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed his exit from Juventus. The 43-year-old has won 10 Serie A title and 4 Coppa Italia over his 2 spells at ‘The old lady’. Buffon confirmed the news during an interaction with beIN sports and said, “We have reached the end of a cycle and so it is right for me to take my leave. This beautiful and very long experience with Juve will come to a definitive end this year.”
Gianluigi Buffon has announced he will leave Juventus when his contract ends at the end of the season.
He’s made 683 appearances and won 21 trophies with the club 👏 pic.twitter.com/4Ikctvwutl
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 11, 2021
Since his former teammate Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as manager, Buffon only played 10 games across all competitions. Nevertheless, the goalkeeper has featured in 656 (488 Juve & 168 Parma) matches, a record in the League for highest appearances in the history of Serie A. Even after featuring in the 3 UEFA Champions League final, he could not taste the silverware. This is the only trophy missing from his cabinet.
Gigi still has the chance to add one more trophy to his tally of 21 when Juventus will play against Atlanta in the Coppa Italia Final on May 19. Notably, he failed to win his 11th Serie A title with Bianconeri as Inter Milan had already sealed the League title last week. Juve was knocked out of the Champions League by Porto in Round of 16 ties.