Buffon deserves Ballon d'Or for current form, not past achievements - Chiellini

Buffon deserves Ballon d'Or for current form, not past achievements - Chiellini

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon deserves the
Ballon d'Or based on his current form, not his
reputation, according to team-mate Giorgio
Chiellini.
Buffon will lead Juve out in Cardiff for the
Champions League final on Saturday at the age of
39, having showed no signs of slowing down in
another fine season for Massimiliano Allegri's men.
And centre-back Chiellini feels any plaudits coming
the Italy shot stopper's way should focus on his
recent performances, rather than what he has
previously achieved in a storied career.
"I don't agree with people claiming Buffon should
win the Ballon d'Or for what he's achieved - he
deserves it for the level he's showing now,"
Chiellini told a news conference.
"I've been fortunate to play in front of him for
almost the entirety of my career and I can't even
remember what it's like not to have him behind me
making the hardest saves look easy."

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