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

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Del Piero has made more than 660 appearances for Juventus Photo: James Adams

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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.

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