10 Jun 2014

Tottenham sign Friedel again

5:38 pm on 10 June 2014

The veteran Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has signed a new one-year contract with the English Premier League club.

The 43-year-old moved to White Hart Lane from Aston Villa on a free transfer in 2011 and has often been used as back-up for France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, making just one league appearance last season.

Although the US international is mostly a reserve in the twilight of his career, Spurs are keen for Friedel to help promote the club in America in an ambassadorial role.

Friedel became Tottenham's oldest player in May 2012 when he started his team's Premier League match at Bolton at 40 years, 350 days.

Friedel, who has been capped 82 times by the US, has also played for Liverpool, Blackburn and Aston Villa during his 17-year spell in the Premier League.