Arjen Robben, Rafinha signs new Contract

The news comes hot on the heels of Franck Ribery's decision to prolong his stay at the Allianz Arena for another year

Arjen Robben, Rafinha signs new Contract

The news comes hot on the heels of Franck Ribery's decision to prolong his stay at the Allianz Arena for another year

11 May 2018 Friday 16:40
Arjen Robben, Rafinha signs new Contract

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben and full-back Rafinha have signed one-year contract extensions that will keep them at the club until summer 2019.

The news comes hot on the heels of Franck Ribery's decision to prolong his stay at the Allianz Arena for another year.

"We're delighted that we've extended for another year with these two players - they've earned it," commented Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. "Arjen Robben and Rafinha have an important role to play in our plans for next season."

Robben, 32, has made 209 competitive appearances since joining Bayern from Real Madrid in summer 2009, producing 138 goals and 99 assists. The Dutchman is a seven-time Bundesliga winner and has also lifted four DFB Cups, the 2013 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

He holds the all-time record for most league title wins by a Dutch player (11), moving ahead of Johan Cruyff on the back of Bayern's triumphant 2017/18 campaign.

Two years Robben's junior, Rafinha is entering his eighth season as a Bayern player.

The Brazil international - formerly of Schalke and Genoa - is in the matchday squad for the champions' final outing of the season at home to VfB Stuttgart, but Robben will play no part after aggravating a hip adductor problem sustained 10 days ago in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg defeat to Real Madrid.

The former Netherlands captain is not thought to be at risk of missing the DFB Cup final meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt on 19 May, however.

Updated: 11.05.2018 17:36
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