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Cech signs new Chelsea deal

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until June 2016.

The 30-year-old stopper has been in scintillating form in the latter half of the 2011-12 campaign, and played a leading role in the club's Champions League final triumph against Bayern Munich earlier this month.

After arriving in west London in 2004, Cech has gone on to make 369 appearances for the Blues, and has played more games than any other overseas player.

"I am really happy to be part of this great club for another four years," he told Chelsea's official website.

"I hope the next four years will be as successful as the last eight years I have been at the club."

In addition to this season's European Cup, Cech has also won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cup trophies. Over the course of his Chelsea career, the Czech international has also kept 178 clean sheets.

Speaking in reaction to the extension, chief executive Ron Gourlay added: "Chelsea fully appreciates the highly significant contribution Petr has made to the most successful period in the club's history, and it is very important to our aim of continuing this level of achievement that he has committed himself to the club until 2016.

"It is clear to anyone who watched the climax to the season just completed that Petr continues to perform as well as any goalkeeper in the world."

After a short break from a long, hard season, Cech will return to action when he travels with his national side to Poland and Ukraine for Euro 2012 this summer.

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