New Delhi: Chelsea on Thursday confirmed that John Terry has signed a new one-year contract, which will keep the club captain until the end of 2015-16 season. His previous deal expires at the end of the current season.
Terry, who made his club debut in 1998, continues to defy both age and critics performing at top level. The 34-year-old has helped the Blues to the top of the English Premier League table. He has so far made 661 appearances, scoring a club record 63 goals for a defender. He has already won three EPL, three League Cup, UEFA Champions League, Europa League and five FA Cup trophies in a glittering career.
The club website reported the defender as saying, "I'm delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea. After adding another major trophy to my collection this month I hope myself, the players and manager can continue to bring success to our club. Playing for this great club makes me so proud. And as always I would like to thank the fans who have continually supported me."
Club manager Jose Mourinho said that, "This new contract is not to say “thank you very much”; it is because John continues to perform. He is a top defender. I am happy that he completely deserves this new contract after a season where he has already played 40 matches."