Carlo Cudicini extends Tottenham contract until 2012

Carlo Cudicini
Carlo Cudicini has signed despite limited first-team chances at Tottenham

Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has signed a one-year contract extension, tying him to the club until 2012.

The 37-year-old, whose last deal was due to expire this summer, has been used as cover for Heurelho Gomes since joining from Chelsea in January 2009.

But with Gomes sidelined with a back injury the Italian played the last three matches of the 2010/11 Premier League season as Spurs finished fifth.

Cudicini, who began his career with AC Milan, has played 25 times for Spurs.

However he faced a lengthy spell out of the game as he recovered from from wrist and pelvis injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in November 2009.

He returned to action as Spurs beat Young Boys at White Hart Lane to qualify for the Champions League proper and went on to make 13 appearances last season, including coming on during the 4-3 defeat by Inter Milan at the San Siro following Gomes' dismissal.