Buffon to retire unless Juventus win Champions League in 2017-18

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-The 39-year old has never won the trophy in his career.

Gianluigi Buffon will call time on his incredible, handsome career at the end of the season, unless Juventus win the Champions League.

Buffon also suggest he is retiring because of competition from Juve second choice Wojciech Szczesny.

Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, the stopper has confessed that the ongoing season will be last, but should the Old Lady manages to get hands on the Champions League, he will consider his options as he wants to win the Club World Cup as well.

This year the Italian goalkeeper added another feather to his wings on Monday night when he was named FIFA Best Goalkeeper of the Year at the London Palladium theatre. I'm not afraid of the future, face it with enthusiasm as an opportunity to prove myself.

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Buffon won the World Cup in 2006 with Italy and has so far claimed ten Serie A titles, four Italian Cups and a Uefa Cup.

"But I think that, with a goalkeeper like him behind you, it's normal that I step aside from next year". As a outcome, playing on for one or two more years would not take anything away from or add anything to what I have already done.

'I think previous year was outstanding for me and for the team. "It was not enough to win in Europe and I hope that this year we can go one better, both with Juventus and the national team", he added. The only way would be to win the Champions League and, at that point, to try to win the Intercontinental.

Despite all the domestic silverware he's lifted, the Champions League is the one everyone associated with the club craves, Buffon has suffered three lost final: 2003, 2015 and most recently this year to a ruthless Real Madrid in Cardiff.