Borussia Dortmund have followed up the renewal of midfielder Gonzalo Castro's services by prematurely extending the contract of another experienced performer, Lukasz Piszczek, until 30 June 2019.
"I am absolutely delighted with the trust that BVB have shown in me and am honestly very proud to be able to pull on the Black and Yellow shirt and play in front of our wonderful fans for at least two more years," the 31-year-old said.
BVB Sporting Director Michael Zorc added: "Piszczu is the perfect professional, which makes him a role model for our many young players. Both on a sporting and personal level, he has developed into a very highly regarded leading player in his time at the club."
Lukasz Piszczek joined BVB from Hertha Berlin in 2010. The defender, who represented Poland at EURO 2016, has not only featured in 31 of BVB's 39 competitive games so far this season, but has also established himself as an attacking force with five goals and four assists.