Gianluigi Buffon leaves soccer at age 45

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Gianluigi Buffon leaves soccer at age 45

The news was in the air, now the officialdom is here: Gianluigi Buffon is leaving playing soccer at age 45.

The announcement was made by the Azzurri goalkeeper himself via a video released on his social profiles that traces the stages of his endless and glorious career, in which he boasts no less than 10 championships with Juventus and a World Cup with the national team, among the many titles he has won. “It ends here. You have given me everything. I have given you everything. We won together,” the message with which the Parma goalkeeper said goodbye.

The ducal club itself immediately wanted to pay tribute to Buffon through a statement, “It is November 19, 1995 when the world of soccer first met Gianluigi Buffon. It is the Ennio Tardini stadium that embraces him, Parma challenges AC Milan. It is his first game among professionals, his absolute debut in Serie A, the debut of a future great champion of Italian and world soccer. From that day, Gigi became Gigione, then he put on Superman’s wings, but he will forever remain Buffon. A Man, a Champion, a Captain. This is Gigi Buffon, for Parma and for Parma.”

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