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John Terry Signs New Contract With Chelsea

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John Terry

London, England – Chelsea Football Club and veteran John Terry have come to terms on a new one-year contract that will extend the center-back’s stint at Stamford Bridge, the club announced in a statement.

In an emotional speech after his side’s final league game against Leicester on Sunday, the 35-year-old, who was out of contract in the summer, said he wanted to remain at the club.

“Everyone knows I’m Chelsea through and through,” said the ex-England international.

“I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one.”

Terry has made 703 first-team appearances for the Blues, having started his professional career at Stamford Bridge in 1998.

Chairman Bruce Buck said: “We are delighted John will spend another year at the club. He has been the leader of the Chelsea squad throughout the most successful period in our history. He recently reached the 700-appearance mark, which is testament to his professionalism and dedication as well as his undoubted talent.”

Since his debut with the Blues in 1998, Terry has won all possible major honors with Chelsea, including Champions League, Europa League, four Premier Leagues, five FA Cups and three League Cups.

John Terry