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Goalkeeper Great Buffon
Blowing out of 40 candles on his birthday cake this Sunday should be a mere formality for Gianluigi Buffon. The classic Italian could likely blow out a couple more if need be, therefore lively is he for one who's now in its fifth decade. It's tough to envision this youngest of fortysomethings - the figurehead of one of Europe's greatest clubs - hanging up his gloves this coming June, when his contract with Juventus expires. The winner of the inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award last October, Buffon spent 2017 showcasing his capability to withstand the passage of time. 

Just how long will the Juve legend carry on for? . It's an obvious question to get a keeper reaching such a mature age, and one that many other fantastic custodians have answered in the past. While he still has some way to go to emulate Peter Shilton, who murdered in 47, Buffon seems likely to overtake Dino Zoff, Thomas Nkono and Lev Yashin, who called time on their careers in the age of 41. Ever the competitor, Gigi cares about performances than records. I am going to meet with the president soon and we'll speak about it, said the disarmingly modest keeper in a latest interview with La Repubblica. 

I need what is good for the team. If Juventus think I can nonetheless be significant&hellip, I hope so, but we only need to find the right solution. We need to construct something together. The one thing I can tell you is that I do not want to be a problem for the club and my team mates. Not all the 5 World Cup he graced bring memories to get Buffon. Aged 20 at that time, he spent France 1998 watching Gianluca Pagliuca from the bench. At Korea/Japan 2002, meanwhile, Italy were knocked out in the Round of 16, plus they failed to advance beyond the group stage in the South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. His other World Cup appearance at Germany 2006, nevertheless, saw him become a legend. Had it not been for his superb save out of a flashing Zinedine Zidane header in the Closing, Italy would not have made it to the penalty shootout where they got a 4th star for the famous blue jersey. That exceptional stop was merely one of many that got him the Yashin prize for the best goalkeeper of the tournament, deserved recognition of his job As one of the primary architects of Italy's success.