Manuel Neuer has signed a one-year contract extension with Bayern Munich that will keep him at the club until June 2025.
The Bundesliga champions also announced that fellow goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has also agreed a year’s extension.
It comes after Neuer had been sidelined for approximately 10 months after he broke his leg in a skiing accident in December 2022.
The 37-year-old, who first signed with the German club in 2011, underwent surgery to fix the fracture and had to overcome some difficulties during his recovery.
He would eventually make his return in October, helping Bayern claim an 8-0 victory against Darmstadt.
Speaking on his contract renewal, Neuer told the club’s website: ‘I’m happy to be staying at FC Bayern for another year.
Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich have signed year-long contract extensions with with Bayern Munich
Neuer joined the club back in 2011 and has enjoyed a decorated career with the German champions
It comes after he has been ruled out with an injury for most of this year after breaking his leg while skiing in December 2022
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‘After my long injury, I’m back in full swing. It’s immense fun for me to be on the pitch with this team.
‘I’m sure that, together with the fans, we can achieve our big goals in the coming years – and obviously the 2025 Champions League final in Munich is one of them. Knowing that I still have Sven by my side makes it even nicer.’
After rising through the youth system at Schalke, Neuer has gone on to enjoy a storied career with Bayern, winning two Champions League trophies and a staggering 11 Bundesliga titles.
He has also represented his country with distinction, earning 117 caps for the German national side, notably winning the FIFA World Cup with Die Manschaft in 2014.
Astonighsingly, Neuer has made 494 appearances across all competitions for Bayern side, keeping 236 clean sheets during those matches.
Ulreich, meanwhile, joined Bayern in 2015 from Stuttgart, staying at the club for five years before joining Hamburg in 2020. He would return to the German Champions in 2021 on a free transfer and has stepped in for Neuer during his recent injury absence.
‘When I came to FC Bayern from Stuttgart in 2015, I never would’ve thought I’d stay here for so long,’ Ulreich said.
‘Now I’ve extended my contract until 2025 and will continue to do my bit to help us achieve our aims.
‘I’m pleased to continue working together with Manuel and also Daniel Peretz and our goalkeeping coach Michael Rechner.
‘I’ve had much more in common with Manuel than just a passion for football – we’re friends
The news comes as Bayern prepare to take on FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Bayern currently sit top of Group A having claimed four wins from four at the start of the tournament. Despite that they sit second in the Bundesliga, two points behind Leverkusen, despite having not lost a game so far this season.
Neuer made his comeback from injury back in October after undergoing surgery on his leg
He has enjoyed a decorated career with Bayern, winning 11 Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues
Ulreich has stepped in for Neuer this season, after he returned to the club in 2021 following a stint with Hamburg
The club’s CEO, Jan-Christian Dreesen, said: ‘Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich are simply a dream team.
‘It’s a pleasure to watch them in their daily work. They support and motivate each other and exemplify the values that characterise FC Bayern. Sven was more than worthy cover for Manuel during his injury lay-off, and we know we can count on him.
‘Manuel has shown since his comeback that he’s not lost any of his ability. We’re therefore delighted that this magnificent combination will continue to play for FC Bayern.
‘They’re not just colleagues but also friends, and their shared fair play is exemplary.’