Former Italy and Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon will likely remain in active professional football when he is 46 years old.
The 44-year-old World Cup winner, who made his Italian topflight debut at Parma in 1995, has on Monday extended his contract with the Serie B club until 2024.
Recall that the veteran goalkeeper rejoined the club on a two-year deal last summer after many years with Juventus followed by a short stint with Paris Saint-Germain.
Buffon won 10 Serie A titles with Juventus and has played a record 657 games in the Italian top flight.
“For me and my family, this is a wonderful day. I hope that the city and all fans will be happy,” said Buffon.
“My return to Parma was linked to the relationships and the deep bond I have always had with this city.
“If I hadn’t believed in what the president has in mind and in what we are doing, I would not have accepted this proposal.
“I am optimistic for the future of this club. It is a beautiful and exciting challenge for me.”
Buffon has played 23 league games this season for the club, who are 13th in the 20-team Serie B after 26 matches.
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