The storied goalie Manuel Neuer’s contract with Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich has been renewed as of this morning, November 28.

Sven Ulreich, the team’s backup goalkeeper, who filled in for Manuel Neuer while the latter was sidelined due to a protracted injury, has had his contract renewed by Bayern Munich.

Ulreich and Neuer agreed to a contract extension that will keep them with the all-star team in the German Bundesliga through June 30, 2025.

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At 37 years old, Manuel Neuer has played 117 games for Germany’s national team and won 11 trophies with Bayern.

Now that Neuer’s one-year contract extension has been announced, it is certain that he will stay with the team until after he turns 39.

After extending his stay at the Munich club, Neuer said, “I’m happy to be staying at FC Bayern for another year. 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.”

However, Ulreich, 35, has shown himself to be a very good backup goalie for Manuel Neuer after starting the first eight games of the 2023–24 Bundesliga season as the team’s first choice. He gave up just seven goals in five contests while Neuer recovered from his injury.

The youthful goalie Daniel Peretz is projected to lose out to the former VfB Stuttgart and Hamburg stopper as Neuer’s backup.