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Buffon now expected to play till 46

Italian legend Gigi Buffon to play for ANOTHER two years after extending contract

February 28, 2022 By Michelle Bonsu
The 2006 World Cup and multi-Scudetto winner has no intention of hanging up his gloves anytime soon.

Everyone is probably familiar (perhaps way too much so) with the phrase "age ain't nothing but a number," and clearly, Gianluigi Buffon fully ascribes to that belief 100 per cent.

The Italian icon may now be in his 40's, but has showed no signs of slowing down in a business where many of his contemporaries have already decided to call it quits.

Currently back at Parma, in a truly coming full circle narrative as the Crociati are the club he first started his professional career at the age of 17 in 1995, the 44-year-old has hardly been riding the bench since his return. In fact, he's made over 20 appearances for Parma so far this season, thus securing his position as the no. 1 man in between the posts, and as a result of his solid showings, Parma have decided to extend his contract by another two years.

That means that Buffon is set to keep playing professionally until 2024, when he will be 46 years old. Parma currently sit in 13th spot, a whopping 17 points away from league leaders Lecce and Cremonese, but certainly, he'll be hoping to help steer them back into the top flight before his new contract expires in two years' time.


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