Gianluigi Buffon has won the Golden Foot award in Monaco.

The award is given to a player – at least 28 years old – on a yearly basis on the basis of achievements both personal and collectively as part of a team. Their personality also factors into the decision of which player wins the award.

38-year-old Buffon won the scudetto and coppa double with Juventus and reached the quarter finals of the European Championship’s this past summer and beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney to the award.

On winning the award, he firstly spoke to calciomercato saying,

Long live Monte Carlo, where I hope to win more awards. I hope that I’ve won this one on merit, The national team? The signs are positive, we have seven points [in World Cup qualifying] that we don’t deserve, but it’s still a good thing.

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Buffon is the first goalkeeper to pick up the award in it’s history and he took time to think of another goalkeeper when speaking with tuttomercatoweb,

Donnarumma? He’s a prodigious goalkeeper, he’s doing extraordinary things and I think he’ll have an extremely-prominent career. There are also other goalkeepers, however, who deserve to be nominated for what they’ve done in their careers.

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