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Atletico Skipper Gabi extends contract till 2018

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Atletico de Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez has renewed his contract with the club until the end of the 2017-2018 season.

"It's a great challenge to be able to be in the team when we move to the new stadium. A new and exciting stage starts for the club and being the captain of the first team in a moment that will go down in history is a source of pride for me," Gabi told the club's website on Friday.

Gabi, whose contract was supposed to end by the end of this season, expressed his happiness to continue for another year at the Spanish club.

"I always say that playing with Atletico de Madrid was my childhood dream, so I cannot ask for more than what I am living these years. I also want to thank the fans for their unconditional support both for me and for the team," he added.