Buffon extends Juventus contract for another season

Juventus veterans Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon have penned one-year contract extensions with the Serie A champion on Monday.

Gianluigi Buffon has returned to Juventus in 2019 after one season in Ligue 1 with PSG.   -  Getty Images

Juventus' legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will continue playing for Juventus for another season -- during which he’ll turn 43.

The Serie A champion announced on Monday that both Buffon and club captain Giorgio Chiellini extended their contracts for one more year.

Buffon returned to Juventus a year ago after one season away at Paris Saint-Germain. He joined the Bianconeri in 2001 after beginning his career with Parma.

Used in a reserve role behind first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, Buffon has made 13 appearances for Juventus in all competitions this season.

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With 10 league games left this season, Buffon needs only one more appearance to break a tie with AC Milan great Paolo Maldini for the Serie A record at 647 matches each.

The 35-year-old Chiellini has been a mainstay at center back for Juventus since 2006-07, when the Turin club spent a season in Serie B as punishment for the Calciopoli refereeing scandal. He joined Juventus on a full-time basis in 2005.

Both Buffon and Chiellini are expected to take on front-office positions with Juventus when they retire.

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