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Gianluigi Buffon wins Serie A Best Player award as Juventus dominate star-studded ceremony in Milan

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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has added to his huge silverware collection after winning the Serie A Best Player award at the Gran Gala del Calcio. The legendary Italian picked up the award for his performances during the 2016-17 season at a star-studded ceremony in Milan on Monday, organised by the Italian Football Federation. And it was another brilliant night for Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus side as they dominated the Serie A awards ceremony at the Megawatt ...

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Juventus beaten by Sampdoria after resting Buffon


Gianluigi Buffon was left on the Juventus bench in their defeat by Sampdoria, along with defender Andrea Barzagli, because “they need time to get over” Italy’s World Cup exit. Massimiliano Allegri rested the pair, who retired from Italy duty following the play-off defeat by Sweden. Sampdoria led through Duvan Zapata’s looping header, with Lucas Torreira and Gianmarco Ferrari making it 3-0. Gonzalo ...

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Gianluigi Buffon to retire unless Juventus win Champions League

Gianluigi Buffon has played 633 times for Juventus and 173 matches for Italy (Image credit: Reuters)

Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will retire at the end of the season unless his club win the Champions League. The 39-year-old hopes to play in next summer’s World Cup and would extend his career for the Club World Cup if Juventus won Europe’s elite trophy. The Serie A side have been beaten in the Champions League final twice in ...

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Buffon, Messi and Ronaldo on Player of the Year shortlist


Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid) are the three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 24 August. The shortlist of three players was selected by a jury comprising the ...

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Buffon:Man City’s failure to land Pogba is a blessing to football


Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has stoked the flames ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League encounter with Manchester City by claiming the Premier League leader’s failure to land Paul Pogba was ‘a victory for football’. The France international was among several names on City’s wishlist, which saw them spend over £150 million on players, including Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas ...

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