Gianluigi Buffon is very popular name in World football who is the Italian international stopper. He has played 20 long years with the national team and now his time has come to make move for Gianluigi Buffon retirement.
According to the report, Buffon reveals his retirement plan and he stated that he will take retirement from football after 2018 World Cup. But just one thing can prevent him to take this certain steps which Champions League. If his team Juventus will grab Champions League title, he may continue his football career.
Currently listed at 20/1, Juventus is not among the top five favorites for the 2017-18 Champions League. Ahead of them, the barely believable super-teams of Paris St Germain, Manchester United, and Barcelona, plus the finely-tuned machines of Man City, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid. Whoever you think the best player in the world is, he’s almost certainly on one of the teams ahead of Juventus in the UCL futures.
Juve didn’t get an easy draw in the Group Stage, getting lumped in with Barcelona, Olympiacos, and Sporting CP. While they ousted Barca last year and are certainly better than the other two clubs, making it to the Knockout Stage is just the first step. Navigating their way to the final will require something very special. The sports analysts at MyTopSportsbooks think the listed odds of 20/1 are reasonable, and have the odds that Gianluigi Buffon remains with Juve at 30/1.
In the other hand, Sky Sports Italy is saying this World Cup winner goalkeeper stated that this is his last season with his team Juve and he has made the choice after thinking a lot.
Buffon, who is currently 39 years old was announced as the best goalkeeper of the year at the presentation of FIFA Best Awards, he yet to lift any Champions League title. So, this is the only thing could stop him from taking retirement.
However, Juventus won European Championship in 1985 and 1996 but after that in the era of Buffon, till now, he made his team to the final couple of times but unfortunately missed the touch of the title. In last three years, his team finished Champions League with runner up awards twice times so far.
This Italian goalkeeper is regarded as one of the best goalkeeper in the World who is not just the new comer in the FIFA Best Awards function. In 2015, he was rated as one of the top ten footballer in the World Club with the age of over 36 and in the following next year, he was declared again as the best goalkeeper in the history ever by the same news portal. Besides, in the same year, Buffon also was announced as the best stopper of all time in UEFA Champions League.
His achievements are so many. 26th season of UEFA Champions League is going on after changing the name from European Champion Clubs’ Cup. Juventus is placed in the group D with Spanish giant Barcelona. Rest two teams are Sporting CP and Olympiacos.
So, excluding Barcelona, they did not face any same ranked competitor in the group this season and also they are one of the most potential team in this season. However, in last season, they went to the final and faced Real Madrid but faced and unfortunate defeat.