Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer has extended his contract at the club from 2021 to June 2023.
“We’re proud that Yann has decided to extend his contract with the team. He arrived here in 2014 to replace Marc-André ter Stegen in goal, so he had big boots to fill. But Yann has developed into one of the best goalies in Europe over the past five-and-a-half years and his impressive performances have played a large part in our recent success. For me, he’s one of Europe’s very best keepers,” said Sporting Director Max Eberl. “He’s a leader on and off the pitch and I am delighted he will be with Borussia for two additional years.”
The 30-year-old Switzerland international became a Foal in 2014. He followed the example set by Marc-André ter Stegen and soon developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga. He has now made 226 appearances for Gladbach (176 in the league, 17 in the cup and 33 in Europe) and has not missed a single minute so far this season, having gone the full distance in each of Borussia’s 12 Bundesliga, two DFB-Pokal and five Europa League games.
Sommer has also kept goal for Switzerland since 2012 and has made 53 international appearances so far, 42 of which where in competitive games. He started all eight games of EURO 2020 qualifying. The shot-stopper also earned 31 caps for Switzerland’s U21s side and was previously involved in their youth system, making 34 appearances.
Yann Sommer on…
…his contract extension: I would like to thank the club for putting their trust in me. I can’t wait to continue on this path with Borussia and I am delighted to be a part of the team. Gladbach is a great club and I very much enjoy being here and playing here.
…leading the Bundesliga and Europa League group: It’s a great position to be in. When you’re at the top you want to defend your spot, so you work especially hard. You can see how the team is continuing to improve. We’ve got a huge amount of potential and there’s a big future ahead of us.
…his five-and-a-half years at Gladbach so far: This was the first club I had played for abroad. When I joined, I saw it as a great chance to play in one of Europe’s top leagues and to prove that I could be a suitable successor to Marc-André ter Stegen. I’ve gained a lot of valuable experience here and played with some fantastic players. I basically just really enjoy it here, not least because of the tremendous support we get from the fans – all 50,000 of them every home game.