Eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund today agreed a long-term deal with another key player: Lukasz Piszczek has prematurely signed a new contract keeping him at the club until 30 June 2020.
At 32, the Pole, who represented his country at EURO 2016, is the oldest outfield player in the squad and an important leadership figure. For 16 months – since 26 November 2016 to be precise – BVB have not lost a single Bundesliga match in which Piszczek has played.
“In addition to Marco Reus, we’re happy to announce that we’ve agreed a long-term contract with Lukasz Piszczek, another player who strongly identifies with Borussia Dortmund,” said Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke. “Lukasz is a really extraordinary character. A player who absolutely wants to win on every occasion and even in the most difficult of conditions. He’s an institution on the right side of our defence. It’s not without reason that we’re now unbeaten in the last 31 Bundesliga matches in which Piszczu has played,” said Sporting Director Michael Zorc.
Lukasz Piszczek joined BVB from Hertha BSC in the summer of 2010, becoming a two-time Bundesliga and DFB Cup winner with the Black & Yellows as well as finishing second in both competitions on three occasions. He was also part of the team that reached the 2013 UEFA Champions League final.
“I might not be a Dortmund native, but I have grown so fond of this club and its fans over the years that I now feel like a true Borusse and have never felt any desire to leave BVB. I would like to finish my career in Dortmund and am looking forward to many, many more emotional moments in Black & Yellow.
Here’s to plenty more matches and wins in Black & Yellow before that day comes!