Albelda signs extension at Valencia

Valencia announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with defensive midfielder David Albelda for a contract extension to keep him at the Mestalla until June of 2013.

The deal will make the 34-year-old Valencia staple the longest-serving active player at the club as he will become the only player in the current squad to complete 15 seasons as a Valencianista.

Albelda has enjoyed a impressive level of success at the Mestalla. His list of achievements at the club level includes one UEFA Cup, one European Super Cup, two Champions League runners-up medals, two La Liga titles, one Spanish Super Cup, and one Copa del Rey. Albelda has also featured 51 times for Spain and helped his country to a silver medal in the 2000 Olympics.