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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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2Napoli86021510518
3Inter Milan8512126616
4Lazio8503119215
5Sampdoria8422124814
6Roma84221610614
7Fiorentina8413146813
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20AC Chievo VeronaChievo8026619-13-1

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