In January, a signature was squiggled at the bottom of a crisp new contract. The name read Carles Puyol.
He turns 35 in April and is in his 14th season in the Barcelona first team, but with the new deal signed and the intention that he stays at the club until 2016, it seems there is plenty of life left in La Blaugrana's captain.
If ever proof was needed of how popular Puyol is at Camp Nou, look no further than when he began his warm up before coming on against AC Milan in the recent Champions League encounter.
If the stadium had a roof, it would have lifted.
Sadly, an injury looks set to keep him out for the majority of the rest of the campaign.
While he focuses on his recovery, let's take a look at some of his memorable moments for Barca.