Former Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has announced his retirement from football at the age of 45.
The World Cup winner made the announcement on social media on Wednesday, bringing to an end a 28-year illustrious career.
He wrote: "That's all folks. You gave me everything.
"I gave you everything. We did it together."
That's all folks!
You gave me everything.
I gave you everything.
We did it together. pic.twitter.com/bGvIDsoFsG— Gianluigi Buffon (@gianluigibuffon) August 2, 2023
Buffon, who played in well over 1000 matches at club level, is considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.
He began his career at Parma, now a Serie B club, in 1995 before completing a huge €52 million switch to Italian giants Juventus in 2001, where he spent a 17-year spell with The Old Lady.
The 45-year-old won ten Serie A titles, five Coppa Italias, and six Supercoppa Italias, as well as reaching three Champions League finals with Juventus.
He had a stint at Paris Saint-Germain in 2018-19 and won the Ligue 1 with the Parisians before returning to his boyhood club Parma until 2024, where he made 19 appearances last season as he struggled with injuries.
Buffon also helped lead Italy to World Cup glory in 2006 and is the most-capped goalkeeper of all time with 176 appearances for Italy.