By 90Min
November 28, 2017

Juventus and Italy living legend Gianluigi Buffon added the latest accolade to his personal collection on Monday evening after taking home the Serie A 'Best Player' prize at the annual Gran Gala Del Calcio ceremony held in Milan.

It is the sixth straight year in which a Juve player has won the award, following on from Andrea Pirlo (2012 - 2014), Carlos Tevez (2015) and Leonardo Bonucci (2016).

Overall, Juve dominated the awards recognizing the last year in Italian football. Alongside Buffon, Alex Sandro, Miralem Pjanic, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala were all named in the Best XI, while the club as a whole also scooped 'Team of the Year' for the sixth consecutive time.

At club level, Buffon has had a phenomenal few months. The end of last season saw him win a 10th Serie A title with Juve, as well as a third Coppa Italia. 

He also helped the team reach the Champions League final once more and was later recognised as the competition's best goalkeeper by UEFA.

The 39-year-old's illustrious career is winding down, with retirement expected at the end of the 2017/18 season, by which time he will have celebrated his 40th birthday.

Unfortunately, there will be no final and magical farewell at the World Cup with Italy in summer after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time since 1958.

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