Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is feeling his young age after renewing his contract with Parma, with his new contract set to expire when he turns 46.
The 2006 World Cup winner returned to Parma last summer after a 20-year absence, making his career complete after successful spells with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. He is Parma’s number one and has consistently featured this season, performing incredibly well despite his age.
Buffon wrote on Twitter after renewing his contract: “Today is a good day for me and all of my family. I renewed my contract with Parma until 2024. A few months ago I came back here because of the deep bond I’ve always had with the city and the people. Now this bond is even stronger.”.
He added: “I believed in the president’s project and this new club from the beginning, and for this reason I was convinced that I could make my contribution and wanted to continue to make it for the years to come.”
He continued: “I hope the fans and the city are happy, as well as my children, today they were all with me thanks to them, but exceptionally for Ilaria, I have never felt old! Only new energy, positive energy and beautiful dreams to achieve together!”
The 43-year-old has made 23 appearances in all competitions so far this season, with a total of 2001 minutes, in which time he has conceded 23 goals and kept eight clean sheets.
The Italian goalkeeper made 685 games with Juventus in his career, and kept 322 clean sheets, as he proved that he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.