Giorgio Chiellini: Juventus and Italy captain signs new two-year deal with Serie A club

Last update on. From the section European FootballGiorgio Chiellini, who had previously played for Fiorentina or Livorno, joined Juventus in 2005.Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus' defender, has signed a two-year contract that will bring his career to 18 years.Chiellini will continue to play after his 38th birthday under the new contract.When he led Italy to the European Championship title, in July, 36-year-old was not under contract.The club released a statement saying that "he forms a large part of Juve’s history, but also the present and future."Chiellini won 15 major trophies with Juve in 16 years, including nine consecutive Italian league titles from 2011-12 to 2019-20.He was also part the Juventus team that won promotion to Italy's top flight for 2006-07, after they were relegated from Serie B in the Calciopoli scandal.Juve made a passionate statement about his new deal - using Chiellini's name as a way to explain why he is important to the club."Giorgio Ciellini is the embodiment of everything Juventus stands for. It is because of his dedication and outstanding performances over the past 16 years that he has been awarded a contract renewal," said the club."There is a overlap between Giorgio's DNA, and Juve's."