Yuri GROMOV, “FACTS”
42-year-old goalkeeper of Juventus Gianluigi Buffon extended his contract with the club, which expired him at the end of the season 2019/2020. Under the new agreement, the legendary goalkeeper will be in Turin until the summer of 2021.
Note that a large part of his career Gianluigi took place in Juventus. The goalkeeper played for “Old Lady” from 2001 to 2018, and then after a short “business trip” in “Paris Saint-Germain” for one season back in Turin.
Quite possibly, the world champion-2006 and nine-time champion Italy do not give rest laurels of his colleagues of Marco Ballotta, who last took the field in the match of Serie A at the age of 44 years and 38 days is the oldest player to have ever played in the top division of the country. Here only in the summer of next year, Buffon was 43.5 years (Gigi was born 28 January 1978), and in order to beat the record of Ballotti need to remain in professional football at least until March 2022.
We will add that in total, the composition of Juventus Buffon has played in all the tournaments almost 700 matches (total for his career, with the performances for the national team, this figure is chosen for 1100 games at the highest level).
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Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that “Barcelona” and “Juventus” have exchanged players in a total amount of 130 million euros.