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Buffon and Chiellini extend Juve deals until 2021

Published : Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 at 12:00 AM  Count : 76

ROME, JUNE 30: Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have extended their Juventus contracts until 2021, the Serie A leaders announced on Monday.




The new deals, long expected to be confirmed by Juve, mean that former Italy captain Buffon will stay with the Turin-based club beyond his 43rd birthday.
"Bianconeri since the beginning. Bianconeri forever. And to confirm it, in case there is a need, today their contract renewals have become official, for another: 2021!," Juve said in a statement.
Buffon returned to Juve last summer after a disappointing season at Paris Saint-Germain and is the club's all-time record Serie A appearance maker, turning out 479 times in the league since arriving in 2001.
With Juventus he has won the league nine times but his only European trophy came when he won the UEFA Cup with Parma in 1999. He is Serie A's joint record appearance holder with Paolo Maldini, playing in Italy's top flight 647 times, and also holds the appearance record for his national team, with 176 caps between 1997-2018, winning the 2006 World Cup.    -AFP



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