Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him with the club until 2024, according to the Bundesliga champion.
Since joining Bayern from Schalke in 2011, the 36-year-old goalkeeper has won 10 consecutive league titles, two Champions League trophies, and a slew of other domestic and European honors.
Until 2024, Manuel Neuer’s Contract With Bayern Munich Has Been Extended
“Manuel is a defining figure in FC Bayern’s history,” said chief executive Oliver Kahn in a statement. “(He) has been setting the global standard for years.” Being consistently world-class is a huge accomplishment.”
Germany captain Neuer, who has made over 470 appearances for Bayern in all competitions, is the club’s second longest-serving player, following forward Thomas Mueller, who extended his contract until 2024.
“We’ll have a very good team again, and we’ll be able to compete for every title,” Neuer said. “As a goalkeeper, captain, and leader, I want to be a support and a key factor in helping us achieve our big goals.” We want to extend our winning streak and compete for the German Cup and Champions League once more.”
About Manuel Neuer
Manuel Peter Neuer (born March 27, 1986) is a German professional football goalkeeper who captains both Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the German national team.
He is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in soccer history. Neuer has been dubbed a “sweeper-keeper” due to his quickness when rushing off his line to anticipate opponents and exiting the goalkeeper box. From 2011 to 2020, he was named the best goalkeeper of the decade.
Neuer began his career with Schalke 04, where he won both the DFB-Pokal and the DFL-Ligapokal. He joined Bayern Munich in 2011 and has since won 27 trophies, including ten Bundesliga titles and two UEFA Champions League titles, both as part of trebles, in 2013 and 2020.
In 2014, Neuer finished third in the FIFA Ballon d’Or voting, trailing only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He was named UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year five times and IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper five times.
Neuer was named Germany’s starting goalkeeper for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. During the group stages, he only allowed one goal.
He assisted Miroslav Klose’s opening goal in Germany’s 4–1 victory over England. Four years later, Neuer won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Germany, as well as the Golden Glove award for the tournament’s best goalkeeper.
Further, In the 87th minute of the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, Neuer saved a one-on-one chance from Sevilla’s YoussefEn-Nesyri, which Bayern Munich won 2–1 after extra time. Neuer won the German Super Cup six days later.
Neuer recorded his 200th clean sheet with Bayern in 394 matches on October 21, 2020, in a 4–0 win over Atlético Madrid in the 2020–21 UEFA ChampionsLeague. Sepp Maier now has a better record than Neuer. On August 28, 2021, Neuer recorded his 205th clean sheet in 441 Bundesliga games, breaking Oliver Kahn’s record of 204 clean sheets in 557 games.
Neuer’s 300th Bundesliga victory came on October 23, 2021, in his 447th Bundesliga game. Bayern won the Bundesliga with three games to spare in 2021–22.