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Reports: Buffon Set To Join Another Club At Age 43, Sparks Reactions From Fans Online.

If there is any word that can best describe Italian veteran goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon's football career, it certainly has to be the word "longevity".

The 43 year old shotstopper has proved countless times that age is just a number when it comes to the beautiful game of football, as he shows no signs of slowing down nor backing out from the world of soccer.

"Gigi" as he is fondly called by sports lovers, is regarded by many as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, if not the greatest.

Buffon's career has stretched out to almost 3 decades, as he made his very first outing as a goalkeeper with Parma way back in 1995, and has made well over 1100 competitive appearances in his career, a feat that only few players has achieved alongside the 43 year old shotstopper.

The veteran has not only maintained a lengthy career in between the sticks, but has also remained consistent and perfoms at a very top level, such that you will barely believe he is 43, as Buffon can still give a whole lot of young goalkeepers a run for their money.

Gianluigi Buffon began his football career with Fc Parma, where he played from 1995-2001, and thus joined Juventus for a then world record fee for a goalkeeper in the region of 53 million in 2001.

He will eventually go on to achieve a legendary status at the Turin based club, where he spent 17 seasons between 2001-2018, making well over 509 Seria A appearances.

While at Juventus during his first spell, he held the record for the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history, which still stands at 974 minutes. Buffon also holds the record of most consecutive cleansheets in the Seria A with 10.

He then joined French club Psg in 2018 at the age of 40, winning two trophies in his only season in France before resigning for Juventus in 2019. Buffon played for two more seasons with the Italian giants, before calling it quit after the end of last season.

He is the most capped Italian international with 176 appearances for Italy, 7th most capped footballer of all time, and second most capped European amongst numerous records held by the veteran shotstopper.

Despite such achievements, many will be expecting Buffon to call it quit with football, but his passion for the game still keeps him going, as latest reports now suggest that the veteran shotstopper is close to joining his former club Parma 26 years after leaving them.

The news has sparked reactions from fans as many felt the 43 year old should consider retiring from football at his age, or probably consider trying out coaching, so as to pass on his vast knowledge of the game to the youngsters. Check out a couple of reactions from fans online.

What do you think about Buffon, should he retire at this point in his career?

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