Gianluigi Buffon signs new contract with Parma which will see him play elite football at the impressive age of 46

Gianluigi Buffon has signed a new contract with Parma which will see him extend his playing career until the age of 46.

The Italian goalkeeper, who has won 176 senior caps for his country, is considered one of football’s greats with a 27-year career to date.

Buffon began his career in Parma in 1995 and will finish there

During this period, Buffon won 10 Serie A titles with Juventus, five times the Coppa Italia and finished second in the Champions League four times.

As well as winning the UEFA Cup in his first stint with Parma, he also lifted the Ligue 1 title after leaving Juve for Paris Saint-Germain, while winning the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

After making 685 appearances for Juventus, Buffon left Turin last summer and many expected him to retire, but he has made a return to his boyhood club Parma on a deal that was to last until the summer of 2023.

However, having made 23 appearances for the Serie B club so far this season, the 43-year-old has now extended his contract for a further 12 months which will allow him to continue his playing career until the summer of 2024. .

Speaking to the club’s official website, Parma president Kyle Krause said: “Buffon has renewed his contract until 2024, I’m very happy.

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“Gigi is a great player, one of the top three Italian goalkeepers. We are delighted with the renewal.

“In addition to his leadership qualities, he has great human qualities.

“For Parma, it’s an honor that he decided to continue with us. Gigi has clearly shown her passion and dedication to Parma and the city; you can see it whenever you meet it.

“We are delighted with this news and are really happy to be able to count on the commitment he shows every day towards Parma Calcio.”

Krause added: “Gigi was previously under contract until 2023. His decision to renew is good news for the future and confirms that he wants to continue playing at a high level.

“It makes me particularly happy to hear him talk about the future at 44, it’s really fantastic. His teammates see him training every day and know how enthusiastic he is.

Gianluigi Buffon signs new contract with Parma which will see him play elite football at the impressive age of 46
Buffon shows no signs of slowing down after signing a new contract that will see him move on at the end of his 40s


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