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OFFICIAL: Veteran Joaquin extends contract with Real Betis until 2021

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Veteran Joaquin extends contract with Real Betis until 2021
191027, Fotboll, La Liga, Granada - Betis: Joaquin during match Granada CF versus Real Betis at Los Carmenes stadium Friday 27 October 2019 Cordon Press © Bildbyrån - COP 95 - SWEDEN ONLY

The veteran will continue his association with the club.

He is expected to stay for at least another season.

Spanish La Liga club Real Betis on Thursday extended the club’s veteran player Joaquin Sanchez’s contract until 2021.

“Real Betis Balompié and Captain Joaquín Sánchez have extended the contract existing between them. The winger, a Green and White icon, will continue in the Club until 2021,” the club said in a statement. “Joaquín arrived to Betis Academy aged 16 to become one of the main Spanish footballers in the last two decades. His great football, commitment and love for the Thirteen Stripes have created for him a special place in the Club’s history. A legend that will continue growing with this contract extension,” they added.

The Spanish winger confirmed that he will stay in Real Betis for one more year: “I scored 21 goals and 23 assists in 156 matches over the last four years. I believe I am in my prime”. The 38-year-old player is a vital part of the green-white team, producing six goals and two assists in 17 matches with the Spanish club this season. He became the oldest player to score a La Liga hat-trick earlier this month, grabbing three goals inside the first 20 minutes of a match against Athletic Bilbao.

When he plays his next game after La Liga’s winter break, he will have represented Betis in three different decades. He first represented the club from 2000 to 2006 and went on to play for Valencia, Malaga and Fiorentina before returning to Andalusia in 2015.

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