Congratulations to Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon, winner of the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year award at the Champions League Draw ceremony on Thursday night in Monaco.
The Italian legend earned the award over fellow finalists Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich and Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid.
Buffon had perhaps his best season yet in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League, starting 12 out of Juve’s 13 matches. He played 599 of the Bianconeri’s stunning 689-minute streak without conceding, including five clean sheets in a row through the knockout stages. The defensive streak was the second-longest in Champions League history.