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Terry: 'Playing for this great club makes me so proud. And as always I would like to thank the fans who have continually supported me'

Terry: 'Playing for this great club makes me so proud. And as always I would like to thank the fans who have continually supported me'

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Terry: 'Playing for this great club makes me so proud. And as always I would like to thank the fans who have continually supported me'

John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea, which will see him remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2015-16 season.

The 34-year-old's existing deal was set to expire at the end of this season and the new contract is in line with Chelsea's policy of offering those over the age of 30 only one-year deals.

Terry lifted the League Cup with Chelsea on March 1 - his 13th major honour with the Blues - and is on course to lead the team to the Premier League title.

Chelsea entered the international break with a six-point advantage over Manchester City and with a game in hand.

Terry has made 661 appearances for the Blues, scoring 63 goals, and winning the Champions League, Europa League, the Premier League three times and the FA Cup on five occasions.

Irish Independent