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Lyon lengthen Caçapa contract

Published: Friday 14 January 2005, 22.32CET
Olympique Lyonnais captain Claudio Caçapa has signed a two-year contract extension with the French champions.

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Published: Friday 14 January 2005, 22.32CET

Lyon lengthen Caçapa contract

Olympique Lyonnais captain Claudio Caçapa has signed a two-year contract extension with the French champions.
Olympique Lyonnais captain Claudio Caçapa has signed a two-year contract extension keeping him with the French champions until June 2007.

Return nears
The 28-year-old full back has been out of action since 30 October with knee ligament damage, but should be back in a fortnight and now has a further boost before his comeback.

President's promise
"Everything was decided that night," said club president Jean-Michel Aulas of the day the defender was injured against RC Strasbourg. "Claudio was crying. I saw his distress and said to him that, whatever the situation with his knee, he would be given a contract extension."

'A good job'
The Brazilian, who joined Lyon from Clube Atlético Mineiro in January 2001 and has helped them to three league titles, said: "This extension proves I have done a good job." Caçapa can look forward to leading his side in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League against Werder Bremen, beginning with the away leg on 23 February.

Last updated: 15/01/05 17.36CET

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