Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon plans to retire in two years

Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has announced he will retire in two years, once the Italy and Juventus great turns 40 years old.

Buffon, 38, recently broke Sebastiano Rossi's Serie A record of 929 minutes without conceding a goal. And the Juve captain has his side poised to collect their fifth straight league title this season.

The Italy international, who has won a World Cup and six Scudettos in his illustrious career, hasn't shown many signs of slowing down. However Buffon, while revealing interest in a post-playing career in football, has set the date for his retirement.

"After this year, I will play for two more seasons before quitting. I do not want to play after 40 years, but I want to get to 40 years," Buffon told So Foot Magazine.

"Even if I were to be offered twice the salary elsewhere, I would stay at Juve for life. Being part of it makes me proud, because it has a value. And now certain values seem out of fashion.

"I have a wealth of experience, but I do not want to coach. I rather like the role of recruiter. They are ambitious. I would go to nations like the United States or China, which have great potential for a large population."

Buffon added: "If I do something, I do it with the idea to get to the top -- without that I would stop living."