Gianluigi Buffon, goalkeeper and captain of Juventus and the Italian national football team, denied the fact that he is evaluating retirement. He added that after the World Cup in Brazil next year, he would like to play abroad.
As reported on Thursday morning, Buffon addressed the media about his future, which is not retirement. Instead, the great Italian goalkeeper wants to play outside the Italian league, Serie A, after the World Cup next year, that is if Italy qualifies.
Gianluigi Buffon, World Champion in Germany 2006, is only two games away to equal, defender Fabio Cannavaro, the record of 136 appearances for Italy. This figure can be reached on Tuesday when the Azzurri faces the Czech Republic in Turin for a World Cup qualifier.
The Italian goalkeeper stated to the press to never turn down an invitation to play for the national team. He added that it something to be fortunate about, to be part of the elite from Italian soccer.
Buffon has been playing with the Italian national team since he was 16 years old, and became a starter in 1998.
He stated that the key to his career was to always be humble. With that he was able to dream of making it into soccer history.
Buffon stated that his attendance record with the Italian national team makes him happy and proud.
It would be nice to see a star like Gianluigi Buffon come play in the MLS! Yes, he is old but he man has moves and could bring inspiration to the new upcoming goalkeepers in the United States.