Buffon To Retire From Football At 40

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Gianluigi Buffon sets Serie A record

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed his plans for the future, as he intends to retire at 40.

The 38-year-old shotstopper, who has won six scudettos and a world cup over his 22 years long career is still first choice goalkeeper for both club and country.

Buffon also stated he has no desire to go into coaching and would love to scout when he’s done.

He said: “After this year, I will play for two more seasons before quitting. I do not want to play after 40 years, but I want to get to 40 years.

“Even if I were to be offered twice the salary elsewhere, I would stay at Juve for life. Being part of it makes me proud, because it has a value. And now certain values seem out of fashion.

“I have a wealth of experience, but I do not want to coach. I rather like the role of recruiter. They are ambitious. I would go to nations like the United States or China, which have great potential for a large population.”

He added: “If I do something, I do it with the idea to get to the top – without that I would stop living.”



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