Gianluigi Buffon is the best goalkeeper in the world according to who you ask, but he’s never won the Champions League.
The Juventus legend has reached the final of the black-and-white competition three times, but he was on the losing side each time.
It’s a cup he still wants to win, but he’s approaching 45 now and playing in Serie B for Parma.
The keeper has spent almost his entire career at Juve which should have given him the best chance of winning the trophy but it never happened.
After winning the World Cup and several Serie A titles, the former Azzurri number one insists his career won’t be defined by not winning the Champions League.
He said, quoted by Soccer Italy:
“I have won so much in my life, but I have also given up other titles. I’m glad I fought to win them, but personally I also succeeded with the affection of the fans.
“And I don’t need, for example, eight Champions League trophies to know how good I am. Even without winning them, I know what I’m worth.
Juve FC says
Buffon will go down as a footballing legend and he doesn’t need to win the UCL to achieve that status.
For him to keep going at his age alone shows what a great athlete he is.
He will always be remembered as one of the best players in his position the game has ever seen.