Chelsea Re-Sign Keeper Hilario On One Year Deal

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Chelsea have resigned their former third choice goalkeeper Hilario on a one year deal, Sky Sports reports.

The 37-year-old looked set to be leaving Stamford Bridge after his name appeared on a list of players set to be released by the club this summer, though he had been included in the squad for their pre season tour of the United States.

“It feels really good to sign a new contract for another year at the club, I’m very proud,” said Hilario, who joind the Blues during Jose Mourinho’s first reign in 2007.

“I’m really pleased to be part of this great squad and I’m looking forward to working once again with Jose Mourinho.”

It will now be the Portuguese stopper’s seventh season at the club, and he will provide cover for Peter Cech, Mark Schwarzer and Jamal Blackman for another year.

Though he has spent seven years with the club, in a span that has outlasted eight different managers he still only managed to make 39 appearances, 19 of which were, impressively, clean sheets.

He had been signed from Portuguese club Nacional and even won a single cap with the national team in 2010 when he came on as a substitute for first choice Eduardo during a 2-0 friendly victory over China.

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