Gabi extends with Atlético until 2017

The Atlético captain is handed new deal after fantastic season

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If it were up to AtléticoFans, this man would have been handed a deal till 2070.

Nevertheless we’re incredibly excited by the news that Gabi Fernández has signed a new contract and will continue with the club for another three years.

On Friday the captain signed until 2017.

Gabi came through the ranks of our cantera and made his first team debut in 2004. After spells with Getafe and Real Zaragoza, the 30-year old returned to the Vicente Calderón in 2011, where he’s been hugely successful under coach and former teammate Diego Simeone.

On the club’s website, Gabi said he wanted to sign an extension with Atleti as quickly as possible.

“I want to continue making history and helping this team”, the midfielder said.

Since returning, Gabi has led his team to victories in the Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey and the Liga BBVA.

Watch Gabi talk about his extension on YouTube (English captions available).

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I hope many more follow in his footsteps

  • Chewie

    There is a common misconception that players aged 30+ are too old for excellent football. Many examples both recent and past prove this to be wrong yet the belief still stands. I think it is more a mental than a physical issue. People over 30 have played for many years, have seen it all and also have families to support and to attend to so they are probably not that motivated to give their all on the field.

    But that is surely not Gabi’s case. I believe that our captain will perform outstandingly for another 2-3 years and even after that he will be useful to the club as a substitute or in any other role. He has all the qualities to become a living legend, just like his mentor Simeone.

    Great news for all of us.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Godin, Arda, Koke, Juanfran & Gabi were responsible for more than 80% of our success in the last 2 seasons, and all of them are staying, so it really doesn’t mater if Jorge Mendes took all his players out of the club this summer .. the better players are staying

  • John Sutherland

    Gabi Gabi Gabi 😀

  • Abdullah Karam

    Hi ,, when the news is talking about bring Navas , Ochoa or Oblak i did a research about them and i fall in love with Oblak cuz he is young with great Positioning and he reminde me of oliver kahn style, i mean the german goalkepping style if you know what i mean 🙂 ,, so well done bring this boy and i hope to be a very good goolie for Atleti

  • Abdullah Karam

    And i hope that we can sing Nico Gaitan as well he will be very good wuth us with Koke Arda ,, and about filipe , Negredo , and the second striker that we need lets see what will happend ,, Aupa Atleti

  • Kris

    A footballing icon leaves us today. Even though his body fades away, his legacy will remain forever. Gone but never forgotten. RIP Alfredo di Stefano. Great leader and a great person.