Napoli's Maurizio Sarri was named the best coach in the Italian football awards. Buffon quit international football last month as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden on Monday. "Italy-Sweden was the biggest disappointment of my life," he told Sky Sports Italia. "But we need to move on, the season must end in the best way and with Juventus there are so many goals to be achieved."
Legendary Gianluigi Buffon has been named the best player in Serie A at the Gran Gala del Calcio. ?? pic.twitter.com/dxfDuvBivq— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 27, 2017
Buffon won a tenth Serie A title with Juventus, as well as a third Italian Cup title as well as helping the Turin side reach the Champions League final for the second time in three years. And he left the door open on a future return for the national side. "I've taken a period of rest, I'm getting on, I've always been a soldier signed up for the national side and Juventus, so I can't desert," he said. "Even at the age of 60, if there was a dearth of goalkeepers I'd be available because that's how I conceive the idea of a nation."
Buffon Wins Serie A Best Player Award. https://t.co/JED15yESP1— Channels Television (@channelstv) November 28, 2017
Gianluigi Buffon may not have played his final game in an Italy uniform after all ... pic.twitter.com/A5BzDm5kac— Goal (@goal) November 28, 2017