On monday evening, the Juventus shot stopper who was picked after winning a vote conducted by the Football governing body for the 2017 Best FIFA Goalkeeper award.
The 39years old Juventus shot-stopper, picked up the award on Monday evening after beating follow contestant . the award happens to be the latest addition to the Italian icon’s ever-growing trophy case.
In his acceptance speech, Buffon said and I quote “This is a great honour to receive this award at my age,”
“I want to thank my club, my coach and my teammates, because they help make this possible. I want to say thanks to all the people who voted for me. I would like to finish with a fantastic victory if it’s possible.”
Buffon enjoyed a strong 2016-17 season, helping the Bianconeri to a sixth consecutive Serie A title, a berth in the Champions League final, and a Coppa Italia victory.
Apart from this award, he has other awards which he won during his struggle with the series A side, this includes serie A Goalkeeper of the Year on 11 occasions, the FIFA World Cup Yashin Award in 2006, the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year awards in 2002-03 and 2016-17, and was a Ballon d’Or runner-up in 2006.