Gianluigi Buffon wins FIFA best goalkeeper of the Year

10/24/2017
Gianluigi Buffon wins FIFA best goalkeeper of the Year

Gianluigi Buffon wins FIFA best goalkeeper of the year award after helping Juventus to sixth straight title.
Gianluigi Buffon, Keylor Navas and Manuel Neuer were shortlisted for the award.
Best FIFA goalkeeper is a new award introduced for the 2017 ceremony.
Peter Schmeichel presented the award at the London event in Westminster .
Gianluigi Buffon wins FIFA best goalkeeper of the Year

Gianluigi Buffon has been named as the goalkeeper of the year at FIFA's The Best awards on Tuesday. The legendary Italian stopper picked up the prize having been named on a final shortlist of three alongside Real Madrid's Keylor Navas and Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer. Former Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel was on hand to present the award to the 39-year-old. 

Buffon was offered a translator on stage after admitting he was going to struggle speaking in English, but politely declined before thanking those who helped him win the award.

'It's a great honour to receive this award at my age. I'm proud of it but I want to say thanks to my club, my coach and team-mates because they help me to make it possible,' Buffon said.  'I want to say thanks to all the people who voted for me and I think the last year has been a fantastic season for Juventus but it wasn't enough to win in Europe. 

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