Spurs extends contract of veteran Brad Friedel
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
At 41, goalkeeper Brad Friedel (C) is the oldest player in the Premier League. According to his new contract, Friedel will remain at the Spurs until 2014. AFP photoVeteran American goalkeeper Brad Friedel has extended his contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2014, the Premier League club announced yesterday.
At 41, Friedel is the oldest player in the Premier League and he is also the only man in the history of the division to start 300 consecutive matches.
He started the season as the first-choice goalkeeper at White Hart Lane but has since lost his place in the side to close-season signing Hugo Lloris, the France international.
Friedel, who has 82 international caps for the United States, has been playing in England since 1997, has also played for Turkey’s Galatasaray during the 1995/96 campaign.
He failed to make a name for himself at Anfield and joined Blackburn Rovers three years later, going on to make 300 appearances for the Ewood Park club.
Aston Villa acquired his services in a 2.5 million-pound deal in 2008 and he spent three years there before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2011.