Today BVB extended Roman Weidenfeller’s contract, due to terminate at the end of the season, another year, which will now run until the 30th June 2017. “I am happy and grateful to be able to play a further part in the new and positive development of BVB,” explained the 35 year old goalkeeper. 

Weidenfeller, who was part of the German national team squad that won the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, has played for Borussia Dortmund for nearly 14 years. He is by far the longest-serving player in the squad and comes in 2nd place in the list of the most-capped BVB players in the Bundesliga.

“Roman, with his footballing and personal attributes, was and still is an important part of our squad and always displays high standards of professionalism,” emphasised Sports Director Michael Zorc, and added: “We are very pleased that’ll we’ll be moving forward in the future together”.

Weidenfeller, who moved from FC Kaiserslautern to Dortmund in 2002, won the Bundesliga with BVB in 2011 and 2012, as well as the DFB Cup in 2012 and reached the Champions League final in 2013, and described “the allegiance to the team because of my longstanding affiliation with the club the decisive factor in my contract renewal”. The goalkeeper added; “after 14 years I feel at home in Dortmund”.