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Gianluigi Buffon tipped to announce retirement this week

Buffon tipped to announce retirement
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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reportedly gears up to announce his retirement later this week.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been tipped to announce his retirement this week.

The 40-year-old, who has made a record 176 appearances for Italy, is expected to call time on his playing days at a news conference at the Allianz Stadium in Turin this Thursday, according to BBC Sport.

Buffon, who captained Juve to a league and cup double this season, could make his 640th and final Serie A appearance for the club against Hellas Verona this weekend.

The legendary stopper has continued to turn out for the Italy national team, and could make his final appearance for them on June 4 in a friendly against the Netherlands.

Buffon made his senior debut for Parma in 1995.


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1Juventus19172038112753
2Napoli19142337172044
3Inter Milan19123431141739
4Lazio199552821732
5AC Milan198742620631
6Roma1986534241030
7Sampdoria198563223929
8Atalanta BCAtalanta1984739271228
9Torino196942419527
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11Parma197481723-625
12SassuoloSassuolo196763032-225
13CagliariCagliari194871725-820
14Genoa195592535-1020
15Udinese194691623-718
16SPALSPAL1945101527-1217
17Empoli1944112237-1516
18Bologna1927101529-1413
19FrosinoneFrosinone1917111237-2510
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo1918101435-218

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