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Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon wins 2017 FIFA best goalkeeper of the year award

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It’s the first time FIFA has handed out this award.

The Best FIFA Football Awards - Show Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Gianluigi Buffon is continuing to build his trophy case.

The 39-year-old Juventus legend was named the FIFA goalkeeper for 2017 at FIFA’s the Best awards Monday. Buffon edged out Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer for the award.

Former Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel presented the award to Buffon. It’s the first time FIFA has handed out this award.

Buffon posted 22 clean sheets last season, including nine during the Champions League. His stellar work in net helped Juventus reach the Champions League final for the second time in three years. Domestically, Buffon had 13 shutouts in 30 games as Juventus completed a double with Serie A and Coppa Italia titles for the third consecutive season.

Buffon previously earned Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year on 11 occasions (including the past three seasons), the FIFA World Cup Yashin Award in 2006, the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year awards in 2002-03 and 2016-17, and was a Ballon d’Or runner-up in 2006.