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Italian soccer legend Gianluigi Buffon recently confessed in an interview that he had made many mistakes in his life. In particular, he spoke of a diploma he bought at the age of 18.
“I’d like to think that my imperfection gives others an idea of humanity and makes me close to people, with people. I’ve made a lot of mistakes, especially when I was young. The one I’m least proud of is buying myself a diploma at the age of 18. I wouldn’t do it again because there’s a hint of impropriety and shortcuts, and I’ve never been a fan of shortcuts,” said Buffon, as reported by L’Eco di Biella. The current Azzurri head of delegation revealed what prompted him to retire from international football. “I decided to stop at the precise moment when, at Cagliari, during the play-off match against Parma, for the second time in a year and a half, I felt a stretch in my calf. I said to myself: let’s stop here, because these are injuries that don’t come back at a certain age, and this discontinuity between training and finding a routine, I felt that I was enjoying myself but no longer playing hiccup football,” concluded Buffon.