The goalkeeper confirmed his return to Parma, the club where he began his professional career in 1995.
The Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi buffon, 43, officially formalized this Thursday, at 43, his return to the Parma, the club where he began his professional career in 1995.
“He has returned to the place he deserves, he has returned home,” reports Parma, mentioning Gianluigi Buffon and the club’s president, American Kyle Krause.
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The Parmesan club, which will play the next Serie B (Second Division), also attached a video in which Buffon, in the Tardini stadium field, says in English “I’m back”.
Buffon was released after not renewing his contract with Juventus Turin and, after taking a few weeks of reflection, he accepted the proposal of a Parma in which he already played from 1995 to 2001, winning the UEFA Cup in 1999.
The Italian goalkeeper will continue to compete until at least 44 years old, and will fight to return the Parmesan club to Serie A.
It is not excluded that Buffon will continue competing for another two seasons, something that could potentially allow him to play his sixth World Cup with the Italian national team and set an absolute record.
It’s an idea that the meta has suggested on a few occasions in recent months, after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In his career, Buffon conquered 26 trophies and achieved the record for matches in Serie A (657) and in the “azzurra” team (176).