After more than two decades of top-level soccer, goalkeeperGianluigi Buffon says next season will be his last.
Buffon tells Italy’s Sky Sport that if Juventus “were to win the Champions League I would continue playing one more season to try and also win the Club World Cup and other trophies.”
The 39-year-old Buffon has won eight Serie A titles with Juventus and the 2006 World Cup with Italy but he has never won the Champions League, coming runner-up three times.
Buffon says he promised Juventus president Andrea Agnelli that he would continue playing if he finally wins the elusive European trophy.
Buffon has made a record 169 appearances for Italy and plans to lead the Azzurri at next year’s World Cup.