Buffon confirmed his retirement at the end of the season

Buffon helped Juventus to a sixth consecutive Serie A title and the Champions League final

Buffon helped Juventus to a sixth consecutive Serie A title and the Champions League final

The now 39-year-old has spent over 15-years playing for the Bianconeri, while also recording well over 150 appearances for the Italian national team.

As well as Spanish league and Spanish Super Cup success, Ronaldo scored twice in the Champions League final against Juventus to win European soccer's elite competition for the third time in four seasons. Cristiano was pivotal in Real Madrid's successful pursuit to win UEFA Champions League and Spanish league La Liga in season 2016-2017. His swansong will be the World Cup finals with Italy next summer - if they can qualify by beating Sweden in next month's playoff.

Buffon, recognized the best goalkeeper of 2017 by Federation Internationale de Football Association, at the ceremony of the awards confirmed that the current season will be the last in his career.

"This is my last season and I'm pretty sure of the choices I make". I will face my next test with enthusiasm. One or two years, nothing will add to my achievements.

"But I think with a goalkeeper like him behind it is normal that next year I'll stand aside", he told Sky Italia. At that point, to try to win the Club World Cup, maybe (deputy goalkeeper Wojciech) Szczesny could play one game and me another.

His coach Massimiliano Allegri was beaten to The Best FIFA Coach award by Zinedine Zidane, but he hopes to be back in the running next year, since that will mean he has achieved something even greater than last season.

'The only way would be to win the Champions League.

Juventus played in two Champions League final over the past three years and unfortunately faced a similar fortune.

"I would love to finish football with fantastic victories".

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