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Daniele de Rossi extends his contract with AS Roma

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AS Roma captain Daniele de Rossi has signed a new two-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 30, 2019.

The 33-year-old midfielder has made a total of 40 appearances for I Giallorossi in all competetion, helping them finish second in the Serie A, thus ensuring an automatically qualification to the Champions League group stages.

De Rossi was born in Rome and is a product of Roma’s youth academy. He made his first team debut in 2001 and since then he has made a total of 561 appearances, scoring 59 times. He has also won over 100 caps for the Italy national team and has helped them in winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

De Rossi has also won the Coppa Italia twice with Roma and has helped them finish runner-up in the Serie A eight times. In terms of individual awards, De Rossi has won the Italian Young Footballer of the Year in 2006 and Footballer of the Year in 2009.

Speaking after signing the contract extension in an interview that went live on Roma’s official Facebook page, De Rossi said:

“We had agreed on the contract some time ago, but on Sunday I did not want it spoken about it with respect to another story that was just about to finish.

“I thought, after Francesco, I could not leave the club as well. It would have been too big a blow.”

A statement on the club’s official website read:

“The club is pleased to confirm that midfielder Daniele De Rossi has signed a new two-year contract with AS Roma.”