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Real Madrid extends contract for defender Pepe until end of 2016-17 season

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MADRID — Real Madrid says defender has agreed to extend his contract until the end of the 2016-17 season.

The Spanish club made the announcement on Friday, four days after it renewed fellow defender ' contract through 2020.

, 32, has helped Madrid win the Champions League and two Spanish league titles in eight seasons.

Madrid starts the league season at promoted Sporting Gijon on Sunday.

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