Gigi Buffon signs contract extension with Juventus

Marco Luzzani

Gianluigi Buffon, who has been with Italian giants Juventus since 2001, has signed a two-year extension with the club.

In today's "News that surprises absolutely no one," goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has signed a two-year contract extension with Juventus. Buffon began his Serie A career with Parma way back in 1995, moving to the Old Lady in 2001. Since then, "San Gigi" has recorded over five hundred appearances in all competitions for the club.

In addition to being one of the best goalkeepers in football, Buffon has earned the loyalty of his club. He was one of the few stars who stuck around when the club was relegated to Serie B following the calciopoli scandal of 2006. Buffon helped Juve win the Serie B title the following year. The 'keeper has also won the scudetto three times with the bianconeri (plus the two titles revoked by the FIGC), the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup with Parma, and the World Cup with Italy.

With Juventus set to enter the knock-out stages of the Champions League for the first time in eight years, the club was wise to secure the still-excellent services of their captain and faithful keeper.

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