Uruguay Defender Godin Extends Atletico Contract To 2018

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Uruguay defender Diego Godin has agreed to extend his contract with Atletico Madrid by three years to June 2018, the La Liga club said on Friday.

Lionel Messi of Argentina challenges Diego Godin and Jose Nartin Caceres of Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Mendoza

Uruguay defender Diego Godin has agreed to extend his contract with Atletico Madrid by three years to June 2018, the La Liga club said on Friday.

A fixture at centre back under coach Diego Simeone alongside Brazil international Miranda, the 27-year-old Godin has made a key contribution to Atletico's success since he joined from Villarreal in 2010.

"This is my home," he said on the club's website (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com).

"They make me feel amazing even though I am a long way from my country, from my home, from my friends," he added.

"We are building a group, strong and solid, based on togetherness, work and solidarity.

"That is not easy to achieve and shows how serious the club is and that they want to take this project forward. It gives all the players a lot of confidence."

King's Cup winners last season, Atletico have begun their latest La Liga campaign in imperious form with 10 wins in 11 matches and are second, a point behind unbeaten champions Barcelona.