Lukasz Piszczek will be staying at Borussia Dortmund for another year, after signing a contract extension with the club.
Piszczek’s new contract will keep him at the club until 2021, when he plans to retire from professional football. Michael Zorc hinted last month that the club would like to offer Piszczek a contract extension. Now the veteran defender will be staying on for his 11th season with the Black and Yellows.
Piszczek, who joined Borussia Dortmund from Hertha Berlin in 2010, has been one of the very few constants at the club over the last decade. He has won two Bundesliga titles and two DFB Pokals with the club, and has played a total of 355 games for Der BVB. He continues to be an important part of the team even as he nears his 35th birthday.
This season, the former Poland international has made a total of 30 appearances in all competitions, and has one goal and four assists to his name. His position change to centre back as part of a back three has helped solidified Borussia Dortmund’s defence. He has hardly put a foot wrong since switching to his new role.
Piszczek’s performances have proven that he is still more than capable of playing at the highest level, and his new contract is excellent news for Borussia Dortmund. He is not only the ultimate professional, but also a leader both on and off the pitch. His presence in the dressing room can only be a good thing, especially for the club’s younger players.