The Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him playing football at Stamford Bridge until the end of next season.
The Blues lead the English Premier League with nine games to play, and look well on course for domestic glory.
The 34-year-old central defender has made more than 600 appearances for the London club.
His Chelsea career looked like it was coming to an end in the 2012-13 season under former boss Rafa Benitez.
Even under current manager Jose Mourinho, Terry has not been guaranteed first-team football, yet has played some of the best football of his career this season.
One-club-man Terry has a remarkable goal record for a defender, having netted 63 times for Chelsea.
Mourinho says there's no sentiment in the decision to award Terry a fresh deal.
"This new contract is not to say 'thank you very much', it is because John continues to perform," the Portugese says.
"He is a top defender. I am happy that he completely deserves this new contract after a season where he has already played 40 matches."