Gianluigi Buffon has extended his contract at Juventus which will take him beyond his 40th birthday as he targets a tenth Serie A title at the club.
The 38-year-old signed a new two-year deal at the club on Tuesday and was joined too by veteran centre-back Andrea Barzagli.
The Italian legend has had a glittering career since making his debut for Parma in 2001, and the new deal will take him into a 17th year with Massimiliano Allegri’s side.
Since Barzagli’s arrival in 2011, the duo have won five consecutive Scudetto titles, three Italian Super Cups and one Coppa Italia, as well as a single Champions League final appearance.
Speaking in a press-conference on Wednesday, Buffon said: “I’m proud of this further act of trust that the club and the world of Juve have placed in me.
“I think everyone knows my history with Juventus, I hope it will end in the best way and with more successes.
“The last time I was here to celebrate a renewal it was with the President [Andrea Agnelli] and [Giorgio] Chiellini, today I’m with the President and Barzagli.
“I’m very proud of that, to share something so important with my teammate, because in the end I think there’s a bond that unites us both on the pitch and off.”
The Italy captain has played 579 times for Juve since his record-breaking transfer in the summer of 2001 and is one game away from making his 800th professional appearance.