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Coentrão renews commitment to Benfica

Published: Monday 27 September 2010, 19.10CET
Left-back Fábio Coentrão has signed a one-year extension to his contract at SL Benfica, tying the 22-year-old Portuguese international to the club until 30 June 2016.
Coentrão renews commitment to Benfica
Fábio Coentrão (left) has signed a new deal with Benfica ©Getty Images

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Published: Monday 27 September 2010, 19.10CET

Coentrão renews commitment to Benfica

Left-back Fábio Coentrão has signed a one-year extension to his contract at SL Benfica, tying the 22-year-old Portuguese international to the club until 30 June 2016.

SL Benfica have announced that they have extended Portuguese international Fábio Coentrão's contract by another year, tying him to the club until 30 June 2016.

The Portuguese champions, who are away to FC Schalke 04 in UEFA Champions League Group B on Wednesday, have kept the 22-year-old's release clause at €30m. Coentrão, who can play either at left-back or on the left wing, enjoyed a superb season in 2009/10 as Benfica marched to the title.

He made his Portugal debut on 14 November 2009, and went on to play all four matches for his country at the FIFA World Cup in June. Benfica kicked off their UEFA Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC a fortnight ago.

Last updated: 27/09/10 19.48CET

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