Van Nistelrooy extends contract with Real Madrid to 2010

MADRID Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:04am IST

Real Madrid's Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates a goal against Real Zaragoza during their Spanish First Division soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 6, 2008. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

Real Madrid's Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates a goal against Real Zaragoza during their Spanish First Division soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 6, 2008.

Credit: Reuters/Felix Ordonez

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)

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