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Italy great Buffon to leave Juventus

AFP  |  Turin 

Juventus announced on Thursday that he will leave the giants after 17 years but did not call time as expected on his playing career.

Buffon, 40, captained Juventus to a seventh straight title and fourth consecutive Italian Cup triumph this season.

"To end this adventure with two new victories was important," the Italian told a press conference at the Stadium.

"Saturday will be my final match with Juventus." The former Parma will make his 640th and final appearance for Juventus against in

holds the record for going 974 minutes in football without conceding a goal and has kept 300 clean sheets in 655 competitive club matches.

Italy's most with 176, could make his international farewell on June 4 in a friendly against the

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 15:55 IST
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