Roma captain Totti signs on for 25th and final season

Francesco Totti. (Riccardo De Luca/AP)

ROME — Roma captain Francesco Totti has penned a one-year extension to his contract, tying him to the capital club until 2017.

It will be a 25th and "final" season with Roma for Totti, who turns 40 in September.

Totti said Tuesday "I strongly wanted this contract, which represents the realization of my dream."

He adds: "I always wanted to end my career having only worn one shirt — the Roma one."

Totti, who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy, has made 758 appearances for Roma, scoring 304 goals. He tops both categories in the club’s all-time records.

Roma’s American president Jim Pallotta, says: "He’s earnt this contract and now we want Francesco’s final season on the pitch to be the start of a new era of success for AS Roma.’

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