John Terry signs one-year contract extension with Chelsea

13:20 | Planet Futbol
Under The Crest: Chelsea FC
Thursday March 26th, 2015

Chelsea has signed John Terry to a one-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season, the club announced on Thursday.

Terry, 34, who has played for Chelsea since debuting in 1998, owns the club record for goals by a defender with 63 and has made 661 appearances. Terry has played in 29 Premier League matches this season, helping the club to its first-place standing. 

Earlier this month, manager Jose Mourinho guaranteed that Terry would return to the team next season.

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“I'm delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea,” Terry said. “After adding another major trophy to my collection this month I hope myself, the players and manager can continue to bring success to our club. Playing for this great club makes me so proud. And as always I would like to thank the fans who have continually supported me.”

Chelsea has a 20-7-2 record and 67 points, six ahead of second-place Manchester City. The Blues also have a game in hand. 

The club’s next match is on April 4 against Stoke City.

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