National team captain Manuel Neuer will continue his career in goal at FC Bayern until at least 2024. The 36-year-old prematurely extended his contract in Munich, which ran until 2023, by another year on Monday. At the end of the new contract on June 30, 2024, Neuer would be 38 years old. Most recently, Thomas Müller had extended until 2024.
“Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the world and has been setting international standards for years. It is an enormous achievement to be able to call up world class so consistently over such a long period of time. We are very happy to have extended his contract. Manuel is one of the defining figures in the history of FC Bayern,” said CEO Oliver Kahn.
This means that the 2014 world champion will be in the Munich goal at least until the home European Championship in 2024. The exceptional goalkeeper switched from FC Schalke 04 to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2011, with whom he has won the German championship every year since 2013. Neuer’s biggest goal with the club is to win the Champions League for the third time after 2013 and 2020.
“I’m very happy that my path at FC Bayern is continuing. We’ll have a very good team again, with whom we can play for all titles. As a goalkeeper, captain and leading player, I want to be a support and a decisive factor in our big goals,” said Neuer. “We want to extend our championship record and attack at the top in the DFB Cup and the Champions League.”
Neuer’s contract extension also influences Alexander Nübel’s further calculations. He moved from FC Schalke 04 to FC Bayern on a free transfer in the summer of 2020 to succeed Neuer. The 25-year-old is on loan at AS Monaco until June 30, 2023, while his contract in Munich runs until June 30, 2025. Nübel will not want to line up as a substitute goalkeeper behind Neuer.