Collecchio, 17 June 2021 – Parma Calcio 1913 can confirm having reached an agreement with Gianluigi Buffon for a contract that will sign him to the Club until 30 June 2023.

As such, exactly 20 years after his last game for Parma, Gigi will wear the Gialloblù colours again. He does so having won pretty much everything there is to win in the game.

His career started in the Youth Teams here, in Summer 1991, and has led him to leave a lasting mark on the history of world football.

It all took off when he made his Serie A debut as a mere teenager, on Sunday 19 November 1995, against Milan. Buffon was Man of the Match that day at Ennio Tardini Stadium.

His 220 games with us made him known around the world as Superman. He made his debut in the Champions League here, won an U21 Euros, appeared for the Azzurri aged just 19 and joyously lifted a Coppa Italia, a Supercoppa Italiana and a UEFA Cup with the Club.

Later, with the National Team he added a World Cup, and at Juventus he won ten Scudetti, five Coppe Italia and six Supercoppe Italiane, whilst he also secured a Ligue 1 title and a Trophée des Champions at PSG. All this is not to mention a host of individual awards he has won throughout his career.

“We are thrilled to welcome Gigi Buffon homesaid Kyle Krause, President of Parma CalcioWe are going to bring this legendary club back to its rightful place. Buffon’s return is another validation of that ambition. It’s a really special moment for all of us.”

“From the first moment I shared the idea of a return to Parma with Gigi – said Javier Ribalta, Managing Director of Sport at the ClubI understood from looking him in the eyes that it was an emotional one for him. He is committed, he wants to work, he knows this place – Parma is his home. We are proud that we can count on him. Seeing him come back to the club where his incredible career began will be a beautiful thing, and we know there are more pages still to write in his story.”

Further information on the presentation of Buffon at Parma will be communicated to fans and the press in the next few days.