Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has opened the Buffon Football Academy, to ‘offer boys and girls aged eight to 16 a highly specialised goalkeeper course’.

The 43-year-old’s own future is uncertain, but he has opened an academy to train youngsters by transmitting his experience and bringing boys and girls closer to the role of being a goalkeeper.

The World Cup winner has won 10 Scudetti, five Coppa Italia and seven Supercoppa Italiana with Juventus, whilst he helped Parma to the UEFA Cup in 1998-99 and picked up the French Ligue 1 during his one-year stint at PSG.

Now, his exclusive academy aims to improve and perfect the technique of many young aspiring footballers.

“The Buffon Football Academy was created to offer boys and girls aged eight to 16 a highly specialised course, aimed at improving the technical skills of those who dream of a future in the world of football,” Buffon explained in a statement.

“I have always believed in the value of training, even more so in this complicated period for each of us. It’s a complete package, with a personalised training programme created specifically for each goalkeeper.

“We hope to be able to kick off the ‘Buffon Summer Camp’ as early as June and my wish is to be able to meet the guys on June 13 in Marina di Pietrasanta, but obviously the start of the activities is subject to the COVID emergency.”