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Roman Weidenfeller extends his contract

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Not ready for retirement yet

Real Madrid CF v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Roman Weidenfeller has extended his contract for one more season until June 2018.

The 36-year-old who is a part of the black and yellows since 2002 decided to postpone retirement for one more year to back-up Roman Bürki and help young players with his wealth of experience which he confirmed in his statement: "I have consciously decided to stay another year with my club, I want to support Roman Bürki with his development and on top of that I want to help to develop a young goalkeeper. I want to savor every moment in black and yellow until the end of the 2017/2018 season and I'd love to start with that on May 27th in Berlin."

The goalkeeper has appeared in 450 games for Dortmund across all competitions and he will look to add a few to that tally until he retires in 2018. Weidenfeller has won two Bundesliga titles, one DFB-Cup and became a World Champion with Germany in 2014. After his playing career he will most likely continue to work for the club in some other capacity.

Good to see a a club legend stay for a bit longer before he hangs up his boots...or gloves.