Puyol, renovat, i Rosell. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

This Tuesday afternoon the Barça captain signed his contract extension that will keep him at the Club through June 30 of 2016. The ceremony was attended by Carles Puyol, his representative, President Sandro Rosell, vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.

The captain’s dream

Speaking with Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.com, the Barça captain said he was “very content, very pleased” to extend his contract with the Club. “My idea was to continue here, I want to be here as many years as I can. I’m thankful for the effort the Club has made, signing this contract is important, but what’s really important is finishing it.” Puyol also talked about his longevity in the sport: “Staying in shape is very important and I’m very aware that I have to take care of myself on and off the pitch. That’s what I try to do.

“I have to take this one season at a time, but my hope is to keep on playing until I’m 40.” The agreement to extend the player’s contract was made public on December 18. The defender’s contract was due to expire on June 30 of this year.

The agreement to extend the player's contract was made public on December 18. The Puyol's contract was set to expire on June 30 of 2013.

Clué legend
 
Puyol, 34 years old, made his debut with the first team in the 1999/00 season. Since then, first as a wide right defender then as a centre back, he’s become one of the best defenders in the world. He’s been the team captain since 2004, he’s won - among other titles - 3 Champions Leagues, 5 Ligas and 2 Cups and he’s the second player in Barça history to play the most games in the Blaugrana strip.