Branislav Ivanovic signs new one-year deal at Chelsea

Published Add your comment

Football News

Branislav Ivanovic has signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The 31-year-old Serbia defender was entering the final months of his existing deal, but will now stay on until the summer of 2017.

The new 12-month contract is in line with Chelsea's policy of offering only one-year deals to players aged 30 and over.

Ivanovic joined from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2008 and has been a key component of many Chelsea successes, winning every major club honour.

He was suspended for the 2012 Champions League final win, but scored the decisive goal in the 2013 Europa League success.

That was one of 32 goals in 341 appearances to date.

Ivanovic said on "I am very happy to stay with Chelsea for another season.

"After eight years here this is my home and there is no other place I would rather play football.

"I have enjoyed so much success since moving to the club and I am determined to help the team achieve more in the last months of this season and next year as well."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again