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Totti signs new Roma contract

Francesco Totti has signed a two-year contract extension at Roma and set his sights on winning another Serie A title with the club.

The 36-year-old made his Roma debut in 1993 and has been rewarded with a new deal in recognition of his performances and commitment to the club over the past two decades.

Totti has started all three games in Serie A this season – scoring in Monday’s 3-1 victory over Parma – as Roma have started the campaign with three wins out of three.

The Italy international forward has made over 500 appearances for Roma, winning Serie A in 2000-01, and he spoke of his pride at extending his career at the Stadio Olimpico.

“I thank the club for giving me the opportunity to wear still the only link that I have always loved and cheered,” he said. “I have two more years of responsibility and I know that in these two years will do great things together

“A favorite memory? 17.06.2001 (when Roma won the title), as if it were today. The memories I still have to create? Hopefully even better.

“This year we started on the right foot, we are a good team and our coach is really competent.”

Club owner James Pallotta expressed his delight that the club captain had signed a new deal, as he said: “I’m honored that Francesco Totti is staying here and I’d like to toast to a great future for Roma and Francesco.”

Totti, ca
pped over 50 times for his country, is expected to captain Roma against their city rivals Lazio on Sunday.

Fri 20 Sep, 2013
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