The defender’s contract was due to expire at the end of the 2021-2022 season, with this new deal keeping him at the Club until the summer of 2026.
Stones, who joined City five years ago, finalized the extra time after returning from EURO 2020, in which he put in an exceptional performance to reach the final with the England side.
The 27-year-old arrived at City five years ago and has since made 168 appearances, winning all trophies in English football: three Premier Leagues, two League Cups, one FA Cup and two Community Shields.
“I couldn’t be happier,” Stones said. “I love being part of this team. There are so many quality players here and I know we can continue to win trophies which is my main goal. «
“Working with this coach is a dream – he taught me so much about the game, I feel like I am learning something new every day. «
“The success we have had over the past four years has been incredible. Being a part of it is a dream come true and I just want to keep winning. «
“It’s the best place for me to play my football and achieve my ambitions. «
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Football director Txiki Begiristain added: “This is great news for our club. «
« John is an exceptional footballer and a fantastic defender, whose qualities are suited to our style of play. »
“We knew when we signed him that we were getting a talented center-back, but he’s really matured in his five years here and, as we saw last season, he’s at the top of his game in this area. moment. «
“John has been instrumental in our recent successes and we believe he can continue to help us achieve our goals, so having him with us in his prime is a big help for the club. «
Everyone at Manchester City congratulates John on his new contract and wishes him the best of luck for the rest of his career here.
John Stones: Defend to win
« Shocked ». That’s the word John Stones chose to describe how he felt arriving at City from Everton five days before the start of the 2016-17 season.
Then 22, he was one of eight players recruited to help usher in Guardiola’s new style of play.
He made his debut in the 2-1 win over Sunderland on Matchday 1 and made 41 appearances, scoring two goals.
But, with Guardiola trying to transform City’s playstyle, it’s first of all a transitional season, including for the defender. Stones recognized he could improve and he did so by starting his second campaign with a bang with City.
Stones toughened up his game and, paired with his skill on the ball, he performed very well in the early months of the season, before successive injuries limited his contribution thereafter.
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Stones still managed to make 29 appearances and finished 2017-18 with their first League Cup and Premier League winners’ medals, as City claimed the title with a record 100 points.
The following year, Stones put in an exceptional performance to help Guardiola’s men complete an unprecedented season. He has played 39 games, has started 32 times and provided one of the most defining moments of the season when City beat Liverpool to retain the title.
A point separated the two teams after 38 games, but things might have been different without Stones’ superb clearance to the goal line in the 2-1 win over the Reds earlier this year.
The Yorkshireman prevented a certain goal, the slowdowns showing that only 1.12 centimeters separated the ball from the line.
After an injury that kept him out of the League Cup final that season, Stones came off the bench in City’s 6-0 FA Cup victory over Watford and, with the retirement of Vincent Kompany, the Yorkshireman’s status within City’s backline seemed set to grow, but 2019-2020 did not go as he would have hoped.
He was started in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa at Wembley to add another League Cup medal to his collection, but hampered by a string of injuries he was limited to just 16 starts.
However, the 27-year-old has rebounded dramatically to achieve the best season of his career in 2020/21.
With 35 appearances, Stones formed a shocking duo with Ruben Dias, who was the foundation for the success of Guardiola’s side, who reclaimed the Premier League, won a fourth consecutive League Cup and reached the final of the Champions League for the first time.
Stones’ performances made him an iconic figure and earned him the nomination for the PFA Team of the Year for the first time, before committing to the EURO 2020 campaign with the ‘England, which ended in a defeat in the final, but which saw City number 5 break 55-year-old Bobby Moore’s record for the number of consecutive clean sheets (5) kept by a defense during a tournament.
In total, Stones played 168 games for City, scoring 10 goals.
3 x Premier League (2017-18, 2018-19, 2020-21)
2 x League Cup (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21)
1 x FA Cup (2018-19)
2 x Community Shield (2018, 2019)
Statistics by season
- Played: 29
- Goals: 3
- Titles: Premier League, League Cup
- Played: 39
- Titles: Premier League, FA Cup, Community Shield
- Played: 24
- Titles: League Cup, Community Shield
- Played: 35
- Goals: 5
- Title: Premier League
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