January 23, 2013
Gianluigi Buffon has made more than 300 appearances with Juventus since 2001.
Antonio Calanni/AP

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has extended his contract with the Serie A club through 2014-15.

Buffon and Juventus President Andrea Agnelli announced the news Wednesday.

Buffon says "there were no offers from other clubs, because they knew I would never leave.''

The Italy goalkeeper has reportedly taken a ?1.5 million ($2 million) pay cut.

Buffon, who turns 35 next week, is in his 12th season with Juventus after beginning his career at Parma. He has helped Juventus to three Serie A titles, plus two that were revoked in the 2006 match-fixing scandal.

During Italy's run to the 2006 World Cup title, Buffon allowed only two goals in seven matches. He has made 123 appearances for the Azzurri, third all-time behind record-holder Fabio Cannavaro (136) and Paolo Maldini (126).

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