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Cris to carry on at Lyon

Published: Thursday 22 July 2010, 23.29CET
Central defender and club captain Cris has signed a new deal at Olympique Lyonnais as the French side prepare for an 11th successive UEFA Champions League group stage campaign.
Cris to carry on at Lyon
Cris is embarking on his seventh season with Lyon ©Getty Images

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Published: Thursday 22 July 2010, 23.29CET

Cris to carry on at Lyon

Central defender and club captain Cris has signed a new deal at Olympique Lyonnais as the French side prepare for an 11th successive UEFA Champions League group stage campaign.

Olympique Lyonnais captain Cris has signed a new contract, extending his stay with the UEFA Champions League group stage entrants until 2013.

The 33-year-old's fresh terms represent a two-season extension to his existing deal, which was due to expire next summer. The defender said: "We agreed it on Wednesday night. Talks went smoothly and finally we came to an arrangement. I feel happy at Lyon and so do my family, as I start my seventh campaign with the club." Former Cruzeiro EC and Brazil centre-back Cris has scored 17 goals in 182 league games for Lyon, winning four French titles. In 2010/11, Lyon will compete in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 11th successive season.

Last updated: 23/07/10 21.22CET

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