Buffon is No. 1 in Italy, see the team of the year
Veteran Gianluigi Buffon won the best A-series season’s best player. He received his award at the traditional gala evening, which features the winners in several categories. Coach No. 1 is the coach of Napoli Maurizio Sari, but he did not attend the ceremony. Instead, the statue was received by the Vice President of the Naples club, Edoardo De Laurentias.
Juventus was chosen as the best team, and six ideal players of the “old lady,” four of Napoli and Raja Ningolan of Roma came in the perfect season. On the eve of the big clash between Juve and Napoli, the legend of “bianconers” Alessandro Del Piero was awarded a special prize for the most beautiful goal in the matches between the two teams.
“I am very happy and I am proud of this recognition,” Buffon said. He responded to some of the most recent questions about Italian football, and one of them was whether he would be back at the door of the national team. “I’m already serious, so it was time to give up. If I’m in good shape and there are no good goalkeepers in Italy, I would go back to 60 years, “Buffon said.
Asked about the appointment of Gennaro Gatuzo as Milan’s senior coach, he commented: “Gatuzo has been linked to Milan for many years and is sure he knows what to do to improve the team’s performance.”
Here are all winners in the different categories:
Ideal Team of the Year in Series A: Buffon (Juventus); D. Alves (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus / Milan), Kulibali (Napoli), A. Sandro (Juventus); Ningolan (Roma), Pianich (Juventus), Hamshik (Napoli); Mertens (Napoli), Iguaine (Juventus), Dibala (Juventus)
Player of the Year: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Team of the Year: Juventus
Coach of the Year: Maurizio Sari (Napoli)
Footballer of the Year: Alia Guanyi (Fiorentina)