Last Updated: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 09:01
Angel Rangel is eyeing European glory with Swansea after signing a new three-year deal to keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2016.
The 30-year-old Spaniard, who joined the club from Terrassa in his homeland six years ago, was due to fall out of contract in June 2014.
However, he has become the latest in a line of Swans players to put pen-to-paper on a new contract following the most successful season in the south Wales outfit's history.
Rangel has helped the club march to the League One title in 2007-8, pick up a Championship Play-Off final winners' medal at Wembley against Reading in 2010, before helping Brendan Rodgers' side finish 11th in their first season of Premier League football.
Under Michael Laudrup this season, they have secured the club's first major trophy in the Capital One Cup and are currently aiming for a top-ten finish in the league.
Rangel told the club's website: "It shows how well things are going here that so many of the squad have signed new contracts.
"The club realises the players are doing a great job and the board and chairman are rewarding us for that.
"We are getting better and better as a club again this season and everyone here is keen to play their part in helping Swansea City grow.
"It has been a great story for me since my debut at Oldham in League One.
"There was the promotion as champions in League One, then we did so well in building our reputation as a passing team in the Championship during a time when people said we couldn't do it.
"Then we got through the Play-Offs in the Championship against Reading at Wembley, and that was an amazing achievement.
"After an incredible first season in the Premier League, people doubted whether we could do the same again or even stay up - but look at what we have accomplished already.
"We are in the top half of the Premier League, we have 40 points already and we have a first major trophy for the club. What a story this is.
"We have shown what we can do in the Premier League, now we are looking forward to showing what we are capable of achieving in Europe."
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