Gianluigi Buffon gave an interview recently where he admitted to not holding any regret for not winning a UCL trophy in his otherwise distinguished career.
When we discuss the greatest goalkeepers to ever grace the sport of football, one of the go-to names is Gianluigi Buffon, the Italian legend. Buffon boasts of a career that very few footballers in history managed to even get close to. His accomplishments include a World Cup win in 2006, alongside multiple individual and team honors in the Serie A and Ligue 1. However, despite such an accolade-filled career, the Parma goalkeeper is yet to win a Champion League trophy.
The Champions League is considered the greatest competition in European club football. Yet, Buffon is unfazed about him not winning a UCL. In an interview with Football Italica, the 44-year-old reflected on his long career and commented on the issue of UCL.
“I’ve won so much in my life, but also gave up on other titles. I’m happy to have fought to win them, but personally, I also achieved success with the affection of the fans,” he said. “And I don’t need for example eight Champions League trophies to know how good I am. Even without winning those, I know what I’m worth.”
Even at the age of 44, Buffon’s career is still going strong. The Italian signed up with Parma last season following his departure from Juventus. As per the latest contract extension deal, Buffon is set to be part of Parma till 2024.