It was a rollercoaster season for Buffon with Italy failing to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time in six decades.
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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced Thursday that he would leave the Turin giants after 17 years but did not as expected declare the end of his playing career.Buffon, 40, captained Juventus to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Italian Cup triumph this season.Buffon said he would like to take more time to reflect on his future, which could be either on or off the pitch.It was a rollercoaster season for Buffon with Italy failing to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time in six decades.A tearful Buffon had called time immediately after Italy's World Cup exit in a playoff last November.Buffon made his Serie A debut with Parma in 1996, winning the Italian Cup, Italian Super Cup and UEFA Cup before joining Juventus for 51 million euros in 2001 .
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