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PARMA, Italy (AP) — Former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon rejoined second-division Parma on Thursday more than a quarter century after beginning his legendary career with the team.
Parma posted a playful video on social media of Buffon digging up his old Parma shirt and a Superman outfit in one of the goals at Ennio Tardini stadium.
“I’m back,” Buffon said.
The 43-year-old Buffon recently left Juventus, where he was being used as a reserve to Wojciech Szczęsny.
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Parma did not immediately release details about the contract.
Buffon first tasted international glory with Parma by helping the team win the UEFA Cup in 1999.
He then was a key player in Italy’s run to the 2006 World Cup title and won numerous titles with Juventus.
Parma was relegated after finishing last in Serie A in its first season under new American ownership.
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