Spain international Carlos Marchena has signed a six-year contract extension with Valencia.

The new deal will keep him at the club until 2011.

The 25-year-old defender helped Valencia to league titles in 2002 and 2004 and last season’s UEFA Cup.

“I am very pleased with the agreement we have reached and would like to thank the club for the confidence they have shown in me. It was always clear that my future lay here with Valencia,” Marchena said on the club website.

“I am enjoying some great times at this club, and I hope to continue winning titles in the future.”