Gianluigi Buffon Signs Juventus Contract Extension

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Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon has extended his contract with Juventus by two years, running until the end of 2015, the club confirmed today.

Buffon, 34, “has extended his deal with the club for two further years through to June 2015. Juve will always be home for him,” chairman Andrea Agnelli told a news conference.

Having started out with Parma, Buffon joined Juve in 2001 and stayed loyal even when, having just lifted the 2006 World Cup with Italy, the club were relegated following the “Calciopoli” match-fixing scandal.

“Juve is a way of life,” explained Buffon. “I hope to play as much as I can and that I will always be able to give my best. I know when it will be time to stop. I will be on the top of my game for the (2014) World Cup and the Euros (in 2016).”

Buffon, 123 caps for his country, says he hopes he will ultimately “above all land the title I am still missing – the European Cup (Champions League).”

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