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Del Piero delighted with new Juve deal

Published: Friday 17 July 2009, 18.59CET
Juventus captain and forward Alessandro Del Piero has extended his contract until 2011 and will in all likelihood end his career with La Vecchia Signora – though not necessarily in two years' time.
Del Piero delighted with new Juve deal
Alessandro Del Piero's name is now synonymous with Juventus ©Getty Images

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Published: Friday 17 July 2009, 18.59CET

Del Piero delighted with new Juve deal

Juventus captain and forward Alessandro Del Piero has extended his contract until 2011 and will in all likelihood end his career with La Vecchia Signora – though not necessarily in two years' time.

Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero has extended his contract until 2011 and will end his career with La Vecchia Signora, though not necessarily in two years' time.

Record
The 34-year-old forward, who in April 2008 broke Gaetano Scirea's Juventus appearance record of 552 matches and has now passed 600 – scoring more than 260 goals – has added 12 months to his existing deal. Del Piero joined the Bianconeri in 1993 from Calcio Padova 1910 and has won five Scudettos and the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League, as well as helping Italy to 2006 FIFA World Cup glory.

'Never in doubt'
Del Piero said: "We can now have two more wonderful years together. This contract is the best possible solution for both parties, it was never in doubt. I am really happy to stay and I want to keep writing the history of this club. I don't know if I will retire in 2011 – I will think about it in due course. I want to play for as long as I retain all the qualities I have now." Last season's Serie A runners-up, Juventus will enter the UEFA Champions League in the group stage.

Last updated: 18/07/09 14.00CET

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