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Official: Buffon rejoins Parma after two decades

Gigi Buffon - Parma, Juventus
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Having firmly cemented his status as one of the all-time greats of the game, the 43-year-old returns to his roots.

Gianluigi Buffon has re-signed for Parma two decades after originally leaving the club in 2001.

Buffon has committed to a two-year contract with his boyhood club. However, should he desire to leave the club even after just one year, a clause in the contract would allow him to do so.

The former Italy international has signed for the Serie B side on a free transfer after parting ways with Juventus at the end of his contract.

Buffon’s Juventus record

Buffon joined Juventus as the world’s most expensive goalkeeper back in 2001 after making a name for himself at Parma.

The €52 million had already won the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year before arriving at the Allianz Stadium, and would go on to win 11 more of those awards. A brilliantly bright Juventus CV of his also includes UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year, UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, Best European Goalkeeper, Serie A Footballer of the Year, The Best FIFA Goalkeeper, among others.

10 Serie A, five Coppa Italia, and six Coppa Italiana titles are listed in the collective accomplishments section of that glowing CV of his.