By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Gulacsi extends Leipzig contract

Peter Gulacsi has extended his contract with RB Leipzig until 2026.

RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi has signed a contract extension.

Die Roten Bullen confirmed on Monday that the 34-year-old veteran goalkeeper has extended his contract for another season, until 2026.

“The extension of my contract was my big wish. The path that the club and I have taken together since 2015 is a very special one,” said Gulacsi after signing his new contract. 

“I've celebrated great successes with RB Leipzig, such as winning the DFB Cup and the Super Cup, but I've always felt the support of the club and the people here, even in more difficult times. Those moments were extraordinary. My goal is to continue our success story with the support of our great fans.”

The Hungarian goalkeeper has been under contract with Leipzig since 2015, and has made 302 appearances for the club since then.

After a long spell on the sidelines due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, he has battled his way back to reclaim the starting spot in goal from Janis Blaswich.

"In our squad planning, one of the most important decisions we wanted to make before the European Championship was to clarify the position of the goalkeeper. With the extension of Péter Gulácsi's contract, we have now made this decision and discussed it clearly and transparently with everyone involved," said RB Leipzig sporting director Rouven Schröder.

"Since his comeback, Pete has shown that he is still one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga and his saves have been crucial in our return to the UEFA Champions League. He has earned himself an outstanding status at RB Leipzig in recent years. With his performances, his importance within the goalkeeping group, for the team and the club, and with his closeness to our fans.

“Pete has celebrated all the great successes with the club so far and has made a decisive contribution to their development. But it is equally remarkable how he has overcome the occasional low point - not least his serious knee injury. With over 300 games under his belt, he is already a legend at the club,” Schröder said.

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