Gigi Buffon has won the Italian footballer of the year at the ripe old age of 38. Buffon won 37% of the public vote for the Pallone Azzurro (Blue Ball), decided on by over 15,000 Azurri fans ahead of Torino’s Andrea Belotti and Juve star Leonardo Bonucci.
Other Blue Ball Award Winners 2016–
Women’s Football- Melania Gabbiadini
Beach Soccer- Gabriele Gori
Futsal- Stefano Mammarella