Dortmund's Weidenfeller signs extension

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller signed a contract extension to remain with the club until the summer of 2016.

Weidenfeller, 32, is closing in on 300 appearances for Dortmund since he joined the club in 2002. He has played in 288 matches in over a decade with the club, but has become a key member of the squad during their run to back- to-back Bundesliga titles in each of the past two seasons.

"Transferring to another club has never crossed my mind," Weidenfeller said. "What has grown here at Dortmund over the past few years is a uniquely positive football story which I want to play a big part in writing in the years to come. I am proud to be part of this strong-willed side which is a homogenous mixture of young and experienced players."

"We are really pleased that Roman has committed to us," said Michael Zorc, Dortmund's sporting director. "He is an extraordinarily strong goalkeeper who has shown constantly top performances and made a major contribution to us winning the German titles in 2011 and 2012, as well as reaching the final of the Champions League this season."

Dortmund will face Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final on May 25 at Wembley Stadium.