Buffon, who captained Juve to a league and cup double this season, could make his 640th and final Serie A appearance for the club against Hellas Verona this weekend. And when I'm not myself anymore, I'll go.
"Over the next three days, full of emotion, I will after two or three days of reflection make a definitive decision, on whether I'll keep playing". Is this the best Bianconeri side of all time? Several young keepers need to gain experience to grow.
'I'm very happy at the moment. "For that, I have always tried to do my best", Buffon said, according to Juventus' official Twitter account. "Until the end, despite being 40, I performed above my standards".
Last November a tearful Buffon appeared to announce his retirement from global football following Italy's World Cup playoff defeat to Sweden, although he did pull on an Italy shirt - and the captain's armband - again in their 2-0 defeat to Argentina in a friendly in March. He played five World Cups, helping Italy lift the trophy in 2006 and holds a record of 176 caps with the Azzurri.
He also celebrated capturing Serie A and Coppa Italia glory last week - his seventh successive Scudetto and fourth consecutive Italian cup triumph.
The Italian is still facing the prospect of a European ban over comments he made on the performance of English referee, Michael Oliver.
"The only problem is that my life has been organised for me for 23 years".
Buffon's career has nevertheless been more about the highs than the lows and, nearly 23 years since making his debut on November 19, 1995, for Parma against AC Milan, he bows out considered as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. It is a very emotional day for me, and I am here off the back of an extraordinary and wonderful journey, shared with people who have cared about me greatly. "Over the years, I think we developed a unique rapport of closeness, of sharing and I can say of friendship, if I may be so bold", Buffon was quoted by Juventus website.