FC Bayern has extended the contract of national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and his deputy Sven Ulreich by one year. Both signed until June 30, 2025. Neuer is 37 years old, Ulreich is 35. “Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich are simply a dream team. It’s fun to watch them in their daily work. They support and motivate each other and live the values that distinguish FC Bayern,” said club boss Jan-Christian Dreesen.
Neuer said he was “happy” to stay at FC Bayern for another year. “After my long injury, I’m fully attacking again. Knowing Sven is still by my side makes it all the better,” he said. Ulreich represented Neuer until four weeks ago after he broke his leg in a skiing accident in December. The Munich team has now signed Israeli Daniel Peretz, 23, from Maccabi Tel Aviv as an additional goalkeeper.
“Manuel Neuer has shown since his comeback that he hasn’t lost any of his skills,” added Dreesen. Sports director Christoph Freund also emphasized the importance of the duo: “Manuel is our captain and has been the best goalkeeper in the world for many years,” he said. Ulreich is also “an important integrative factor with his calm and open manner in the dressing room.” Neuer came to FC Bayern from Schalke 04 in 2011. He has also led the team as captain since 2017 and won the treble of the Champions League, championship and DFB Cup twice with FC Bayern (2013, 2020). Ulreich came from VfB Stuttgart in 2015.