Tony Hibbert and Leon Osman have given Everton a double boost by agreeing new long-term deals keeping them at the club until 2012.
Osman (left) and Hibbert (right) with old team-mate Wayne Rooney
The duo, both aged 26, are the longest-serving members of Everton's first-team squad and both came up through the Academy ranks.
"I'm made up that I'm here for another five years," defender Hibbert told the Everton website.
"I'm very happy to be here and carry on playing my football here."