Hilario returns to Stamford Bridge on a one-year deal.
Chelsea have re-signed veteran goalkeeper Hilario on a one-year deal.
The 37-year-old was released by the Blues at the end of last season but was part of the club’s 25-man squad that travelled to the US for a second pre-season tour earlier this week.
The goalkeeper initially joined Chelsea during Jose Mourinho’s first reign at Stamford Bridge in 2007 and the Portuguese tactician has decided to bring his compatriot back to West London.
“It feels really good to sign a new contract for another year at the club, I’m very proud,” Hilario told the club’s official website.
“I’m really pleased to be part of this great squad and I’m looking forward to working once again with Jose Mourinho.”
Hilario has made 39 appearances – keeping 18 clean sheets – over six years, is one of four goalkeepers in Mourinho’s squad, alongside number one Petr Cech, fellow veteran Mark Schwarzer and youngster Jamal Blackman.
Chelsea’s promising Belgian international Thibaut Courtois is spending a third consecutive season on loan at Atletico Madrid.