Gianluigi Buffon shows why he’s idolized with The Best award speech (Video)

Brilliant Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon is the man. His status as a legend on the pitch can never be in question. At the age of 39, he picked up the award for Best Goalkeeper at FIFA’s The Best awards gala, as voted for by his peers.

Some might argue that the vote had a touch of sentimentality about it but Buffon has had another fantastic year.

He helped Juventus to another Serie A title and the Champions League final. Although they lost that game against Real Madrid, Buffon set a new personal best when it came to clean sheets in the tournament.

His speech after collecting the award reminded everyone of what a dignified man he is. Buffon wished to speak English rather than rely on a translator and came across as charming and genuinely likeable.

Elusive UCL medal

He’s been fiercely loyal to Juventus over the years and will be retiring one day soon. While he has a World Cup winner’s medal under his belt, a Champions League title continues to elude him.

Defeat to Madrid meant a third runners-up medal for the Italian great.

We hope that he gets that elusive silverware before hanging up his gloves.