SC Freiburg have extended the contract of 28-year-old defender Christian Günter.
“Christian is distinguished by will, social competence, an open approach and ability to perform. He has taken a step forward on the pitch year after year, always reaching a new, higher level,” said Freiburg sporting director Klemens Hartenbach.
“Christian Günter is an incredibly important player and person for us. That’s why we’re really happy that he’ll continue on the Freiburg road with us.”
Günter added: “I still have the feeling that there is a lot going on here and that my personal development and the development of the team is far from over.
“With this feeling, I would like to move forward as captain. In addition, it is very important to be able to pursue your job and your passion at home. It just fits.”
Born on the outskirts of Freiburg, Günter has played 284 games in all competitions.
Both parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the contract.