Second-tier Italian club, Parma have re-signed legendary goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, 20 years after he joined Juventus.
The 43-year-old called time on his career in Turin this season after he joined them in 2001 for €52 million, a then world record fee for a goalkeeper.
“Superman returns,” Parma said in a tweet to confirm the deal.
Juventus vs Parma: Pirlo reacts to Ronaldo’s failure to, jump, block free-kick
Buffon, with over 1,100 career appearances, holds the record for the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history, achieving over 12 league matches; he did not concede a goal in 974 consecutive minutes during the 2015–16 season, achieving the most consecutive clean sheets (10) during that run.
He also holds the record for most clean sheets and most appearances in both Serie A and with the Italian national team.
Although Buffon joined French side Paris Saint Germain in 2018, he returned to Juventus the following season, where he won his 10th Serie A title.
He’s very nice to me – Buffon criticizes Juventus over Ronaldo