Van Nistelrooy extends contract with Real Madrid to 2010
MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has signed a one-year contract extension that keeps him with the Spanish champions until 2010, the Primera Liga club said on Wednesday.
"I am delighted to be staying here for two more years. It's an honour for me to be a part of the history of Real Madrid," Van Nistelrooy told the club's Web site (www.realmadrid.com).
The Dutch international joined Real from Manchester United in 2006 and fired in 25 league goals in his debut season to lead the side to their first Primera Liga title in four years in June.
The 31-year-old has been a central figure in driving Real seven points clear at the top of the table in the current campaign as well, and is their leading scorer with nine league goals.
(Reporting by Mark Elkington)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- UPDATE 7-Court orders Russia to pay $50 bln for seizing Yukos assets
- UPDATE 3-Judge allows $2 bln sale of NBA's Los Angeles Clippers to proceed
- UPDATE 5-Property website Zillow to buy rival Trulia to cut costs
- Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border
- UPDATE 6-Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar to stave off competition
Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole won the Commonwealth Games 100 metres gold in a time of 10 seconds on Monday. Bailey-Cole made a slow start but his long stride helped him claw his way back into the main group at the midway point. Full Article