Godfather of goalkeeping Gianluigi Buffon retires

Gianluigi Buffon, former Italy goalkeeper and World Cup winner, has retired from football at the age of 45

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In social media post, Buffon said: "That's all folks. You gave me everything. I gave you everything. We did it together"

Buffon's illustrious career includes 10 Serie A titles with Juventus, a World Cup victory in 2006, and a Ligue 1 title with Paris St-Germain

He began and ended his career at Parma, making his Seria A debut for the club in 1995 and retiring there in 2023

Despite injuries, Buffon made 19 appearances for Parma in his final season, where he had a deal until 2024

In 2001, Buffon joined Juventus in a record 32.6 million pound deal, setting the world record for a goalkeeper at the time

Buffon made 657 appearances in the Italian top flight, setting a record and holds the most-capped goalkeeper title with 176 appearances for Italy

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