Goalkeeper Friedel signs new Tottenham deal at 41

Veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel has signed up for another season

at Premier League club Tottenham.

Tottenham says the 41-year-old American, who joined the London

club in June 2011, has signed a new contract through to 2014.

The deal was agreed despite Friedel’s place in the starting

lineup for league matches no longer being guaranteed since Hugo

Lloris joined from Lyon in August.

Friedel’s run of 310 consecutive matches in England’s top

division, stretching back to May 2004, came to an end in October

when Lloris broke into the team.

Friedel made 82 appearances for the United States. He played for

the Columbus Crew, Galatasaray and Brondby before moving to England

in 1997 to join Liverpool.

He spent eight years at Blackburn, then three years at Aston

Villa before joining Tottenham.