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Terry makes Chelsea commitment

Published: Tuesday 9 November 2004, 23.18CET
England central defender John Terry has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea FC until 2009.
Published: Tuesday 9 November 2004, 23.18CET

Terry makes Chelsea commitment

England central defender John Terry has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea FC until 2009.

England defender John Terry has signed a new five-year contract keeping him at Chelsea FC until 2009.

Champions League goals
The 23-year-old Chelsea captain agreed a four-season deal in July 2003, but since then has helped his club to a second-place Premiership finish and this term has scored three goals in helping the west Londoners secure first place in UEFA Champions League Group H with two games to spare.

New deal explained
Terry said: "I have been here since I was 14 and I would love to stay at Chelsea for the rest of my career and hopefully I will do that because I love playing for the club." He added that the arrival of José Mourinho as coach helped him make the decision. "He has been a key figure in it really," Terry said. "He has come in and he has made me the club captain this year, so on the pitch things are going well."

Last updated: 10/11/04 11.34CET

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