Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero has signed a two-year contract extension with the Turin club.
Del Piero, Juve’s all-time leading goalscorer, has been with club since 1993 and is now tied to the outfit until June 2010.
“Today I have undertaken a decisive choice in my career and my life,” said 32-year-old Del Piero, whose wife is expecting their first child. “Juventus has given me so much and it is here where I wish to continue to win.
“I share a project which I am confident will help us return to give great satisfaction to our fans.”
Juve president Cobolli Gigli admitted he was delighted that Del Piero had signed a new deal.
“We are extremely satisfied,” he said. “This agreement consolidates our trusting relationship with a great champion.
“Del Piero represents our values and our projects. Throughout his career he has always given passion and professionalism while honoring with great performances our colors. I am certain he will be crucial in the coming years.”