Juliano Belletti To Leave Chelsea

Alan McGuinnessSenior Analyst IJune 9, 2010

Chelsea have announced that defender Juliano Belletti will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the month.

The Brazilian joins midfielders Michael Ballack and Joe Cole, as players heading for the exit door as their contracts come to an end.

A statement released by the club on its official Web site said, "Juliano Belletti joins Joe Cole and Michael Ballack as players leaving the club when current contracts run out at the end of this month. A thoughtful and popular figure, Chelsea Football Club would like to thank Juliano for his contribution."

Belletti, 33, arrived at the club from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2007.

His most memorable moment at the club was his long-range effort against Tottenham in 2008, a goal that gave him his own terrace chant to the tune of "Seven Nation Army" by White Stripes.

In total he played 94 times for the Blues, scoring five goals.

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