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Friedel re-signs with Tottenham through 2013-14
December 26th, 2012 11:17PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Brad Friedel isn't ready to hang up his boots. Already the oldest player in the English Premier League at 41, the American keeper signed a new one-year contract that will keep hm at Tottenham until June 2014. He recently lost his starting job to Frenchman Hugo Lloris after making a record 310 consecutive appearances in England's top division.

In recent weeks, Friedel started Europa League games and watched Lloris from the bench when Spurs played in the EPL.

There had been speculation that Friedel might return to Blackburn Rovers, the club at which he started his streak.

In 2011, Friedel filed for bankruptcy protection after the failure of Premier Soccer Academies, which he started in his native Ohio.

Friedel's pro career began when Milan Mandaric bought his rights with the hope of selling him to an EPL club. After failing to obtain a work permit to play for Newcastle, he moved to Brondby in Denmark and Galatasaray in Turkey before joining the Columbus Crew for the launch of MLS in 1995.

After two seasons, he was transferred to Liverpool, but he never was able to nail down the No. 1 job and then moved to Blackburn Rovers, where he made a name for himself under Scottish manager Graeme Souness.

In 2008, Friedel moved to Aston Villa, where he stayed three seasons before moving to Tottenham.



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  1. Richard Broad
    commented on: December 27, 2012 at 5:48 p.m.
    His longevity speaks volumes. Brad Friedel has not only distinguished himself in the Premiership but has contributed immensely to the success of the U. S. National Team.


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