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Distin extends Everton stay

ESPN staff
May 25, 2012
Sylvain Distin has made 91 Premier League starts for Everton © PA Photos

Everton defender Sylvain Distin has signed a new one-year contract at Goodison Park.

Distin, 34, joined Everton from Portsmouth for £5 million in 2009 and has since made 91 Premier League starts for the Toffees.

His previous terms on Merseyside were due to expire this summer but the club have agreed a deal which will keep him at Everton for the 2012-13 season.

Distin arrived on English shores in 2001 after he spent time on loan at Newcastle from PSG, before sealing a switch to Manchester City in 2002.

The defender spent five years at City, then moved on to Portsmouth where he lifted the FA Cup in 2008.

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