5u4ve8j8_gianluigi-buffon-giorgio-chiellini-afp_625x300_29_June_20 Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini Prolong Juventus Contracts To 2021

Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini signed new one-year offers with Juventus.© AFP

Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have prolonged their Juventus contracts till 2021, the Serie A leaders introduced on Monday. The brand new offers, lengthy anticipated to be confirmed by Juve, imply that former Italy captain Buffon will stick with the Turin-based membership past his 43rd birthday. “Bianconeri for the reason that starting. Bianconeri ceaselessly. And to substantiate it, in case there’s a want, right this moment their contract renewals have grow to be official, for one more: 2021!,” Juve stated in an announcement. Buffon returned to Juve final summer time after a disappointing season at Paris Saint-Germain and is the membership’s all-time document Serie A look maker, turning out 479 occasions within the league since arriving in 2001.


With Juventus he has received the league 9 occasions however his solely European trophy got here when he received the UEFA Cup with Parma in 1999.

He’s Serie A’s joint document look holder with Paolo Maldini, enjoying in Italy’s high flight 647 occasions, and in addition holds the looks document for his nationwide staff, with 176 caps between 1997-2018, profitable the 2006 World Cup.


He has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season, with Wojciech Szczesny now Juve’s first-choice keeper.

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The 35-year-old Chiellini, who succeeded Buffon as Juve and Italy captain, joined the membership in 2005 and has since grow to be a stalwart in one of many Turin giants’ most profitable intervals.

He has received eight league titles and 4 Italian Cups, though he has missed most of this season because of a cruciate ligament harm suffered in August.

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