Gianluigi Buffon, the great Italian custodian and FIFA World Cup winner, announced his retirement from sport on Wednesday at the age of 45.
“That’s all for now, folks!” You gave everything to me. I gave you all I had. Buffon wrote on X, previously Twitter, “We did it together.”
He also released a video from his time with Parma, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and the Italian national team in the same tweet.
Buffon spent two seasons with Parma in Italy, from 1995 to 2001 and again from 2021 to 2023.
He was a Juventus mainstay from 2001 to 2018, and again from 2019 to 2021, however he spent one season at PSG before returning to Turin.
Buffon departed Juventus in 2021 to join his childhood club Parma, where he finished his career.
He was Italy’s custodian when the team won the FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006.
Buffon made 975 appearances for Juventus, helping them win 10 Italian Serie A championships, five Italian Cups, and six Italian Super Cups.
In 2019, he also assisted PSG in winning the French Ligue 1 title, as well as an Italian Cup, an Italian Super Cup, and the 1999 UEFA Cup with Parma.