Gianluigi Buffon has been named the winner of this year’s Golden Foot award.
The Juventus goalkeeper beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney to the prize and will leave a permanent mould of his footprints in Monaco
The Golden Foot is handed out to footballers aged 28 or over based on their athletic achievements and personality, with each winner leaving a permanent mould of their footprints on the ‘Champions Promenade’ in Monaco.
It is organised by the World Champions Club under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The other nominees were Edinson Cavani, Frank Lampard, Iker Casillas, Kaka, Thiago Silva and Andrea Pirlo.
The Golden Foot can only be won once, with Samuel Eto’o, Andres Iniesta and Didier Drogba joining the list of those honoured in the past three years.