NEWS: 07.03.2019

Raffael extends Borussia contract until 2020

Raffael extends Borussia contract until 2020
Raffael with sporting director Max Eberl

Borussia have extended striker Raffael’s contract for a further year.

Raffael will remain a Foals player for at least one more year, after signing a one year extension with the club today. The 33-year-old’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the current season. “Raffael has been our most dangerous attacker in recent years, and still has the quality to make a difference, so we’re very happy that he will be with us again next season,” declared sporting director Max Eberl. Next season will be Raffael’s seventh as a Gladbach player after joining from Schalke 04 in summer 2013. The Brazilian has been directly involved in 106 goals in 185 competitive games for Gladbach, scoring 72 times and laying on 34 goals for his teammates.

A dangerous weapon

In his first season in Monchengladbach, Raffael played in every Bundesliga game and registered a career high of 15 goals. In addition to a goal threat, the attacker also has creativity in his game. In the same season, Raffael registered seven assists and was equally impressive in the following two seasons. In 31 league games in 2014/15, he scored 12 goals and created two more, as well as managing two goals and a further four assists in the UEFA Europa League.

Borussia’s most prolific attacker

In the 2015/16 season, Raffael was directly involved in the more goals than any of his teammates, finding the back of the net 13 times and registering ten assists in the Bundesliga, as well as two goals and an assist in six UEFA Champions League outings. He managed 13 goals and four assists in the 16/17 season and scored on ten occasions in all competitions last campaign, in addition to three assists. The attacker has struggled with a number of injuries this season and has only featured on nine occasions, scoring four goals and picking up one assist.