Former Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa rejoined Trabzonspor earlier in the year after signing a one-and-a-half year deal.

Bosingwa, who was released by the Turkish Super Lig club in November last year following an injury, confirmed the news through the club’sTwitter account on Saturday.

The 33-year-old has struggled for fitness since he left Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers nearly three years ago.

Despite his relatively injury-plagued career, the Portuguese international is one of the most successful full-backs in European football. Before he arrived in England and West London, Bosingwa spent five years at Porto.

He made over 100 appearances for the Portuguese side, played in the team that won the Champions League in 2004 under manager Jose Mourinho and won four consecutive PrimeiraLiga winner’s medals.

Bosingwa featured 89 times in four years with the club but Chelsea supporters will always remember him from his involvement in the successful Champions League campaign in the 2011-12 season.

He was key in the semi-final second leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp after coming on to replace injured Gary Cahill after just 12 minutes.

He helped keep things tight at the back and the Blues went on to draw 2-2 on the night but win the tie 3-2 on aggregate.

He also won the English Premier League title once and the FA Cup three times for the London club.

Jose Bosingwa and Trabzonspor made the news of his return to the club official on Twitter on Saturday. Bosingwa won the UEFA ChampionsLeague withChelsea in 2012after playing avital role in thesemi-final.

He scored three goals for Chelsea throughout his stay in the club from 2008 – 2012. He has made 12 appearances for Trabzonspor and the player insists that he is enjoying life with the club in the Turkish Super Lig.