Alessandro Del Piero signs one-year extension at Juventus

All-time club top scorer signs one-year contract extension to keep him at Serie A side until 2012

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
alessandro del piero
Del Piero has made more than 660 appearances for Juventus Photo: James Adams

alessandro del piero

Veteran Italian forward Alessandro Del Piero has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Juventus until 2012.

His new deal will mean the 36-year-old Bianconeri captain will take his time at the Turin club into a 19th year, having joined Juve from Padova in 1993.

A Juventus statement read: “Juventus Football Club announces it has renewed the contract of Alessandro Del Piero. The new agreement signed today by club president Andrea Agnelli and the player is valid until June 30, 2012.”

Del Piero, who has made more than 660 appearances for the club and holds the club’s all-time goalscoring record with 283 goals, has netted seven times in Serie A this season.

The striker has enjoyed immense success in Turin, having won five Serie A titles, four Italian Supercups and one Champions League crown. He also won the 2006 World Cup with Italy.

Juventus currently lie in seventh place in Serie A this season, the same disappointing position they finished in last year.

Frank Lampard
‘He’s got great talent’: Frank Lampard raves about Chelsea FC star
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Aston Villa v Man United
Christian Pulisic
‘Quality’: Ashley Cole heaps praise on 21-year-old Chelsea FC star after Palace win
Martin Keown
Martin Keown claims 21-year-old isn’t good enough for Arsenal
Charlie Nicholas
Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Aston Villa v Man United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
BBC Sport pundit states his prediction for Aston Villa v Man United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Mikel Arteta
‘Very good’: Ashely Cole gives verdict on 23-year-old Arsenal defender
Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw: Teenage forward can become a Man United legend for sure
Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham sets out Chelsea FC contract demands – report