Roman Weidenfeller will remain a Borussia Dortmund player for a further year! The DFB Cup finalist on Tuesday signed a one-year contract extension with their oldest player to keep him at the Westphalian club until 30 June 2018.
The goalkeeper, who turns 37 this August, is the club's longest-serving player having arrived in Dortmund back in 2002. "I have made the conscious decision to extend my contract with my club for a further year. I would like to continue to support Roman Bürki as he progresses and, in the process, to help with the development of a young goalkeeper. I will be here to soak up every single emotional moment in Black and Yellow until the end of the 2017/18 season and would like to kick that off with a victory in Berlin on 27 May," the veteran shot-stopper said.
Without Weidenfeller's saves from the penalty spot in the second round of the DFB Cup against Union Berlin, Borussia Dortmund would not have made it through or reached the showpiece event in the capital at the end of the month.
Weidenfeller, who was part of the Germany squad that became world champions in Brazil in the summer of 2014, has been at Borussia Dortmund for almost 15 years. He is by some distance the club's most senior player and has made the second-most appearances of any BVB player in history.
"Roman Weidenfeller is not only a role model whose experience is of great benefit to us, but also a strong goalkeeper in top physical condition. He is an absolute credit to our club," said Borussia Dortmund's Sporting Director Michael Zorc. "Roman has been an integral part of the BVB family for well over a decade now. We are absolutely delighted that he will remain between the sticks at BVB for a further year and will do everything in our power to ensure that this deserving and strong individual will remain associated with the club in another function beyond the end of his career."
Weidenfeller joined Borussia Dortmund from 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the summer of 2002. He helped the Black and Yellows lift the Bundesliga title in 2011, the league and cup double a year later and has reached seven major finals with the team.