John Terry has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea FC, the Premier League club have announced.
The 34-year-old’s previous deal was due to end this summer, but will now stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2015/16 campaign.
The ex-England skipper, who has lifted the League Cup already this season, told his club’s website he was “delighted” to have penned a contract extension.
“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 has won 13 major trophies with the Blues since making his debut in 1998, including the Uefa Champions League, Europa League, three Premier League titles, Five FA Cup winner’s medal and three League Cup trophies.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho recently said he could “guarantee” Terry would be offered a new deal.
The Portuguese boss said: “This new contract is not to say ‘thank you very much.’ It is because John continues to perform.
“He is a top defender. I am happy that he completely deserves this new contract after a season where he has already played 40 matches.”
Chelsea lead the Premier League standings by six points, ahead of Manchester City in second place. They were knocked out of the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain, and of the FA Cup by Bradford City.