National soccer player Lena Oberdorf has prematurely extended her contract with double winner VfL Wolfsburg by another year until 2025. The Lower Saxony announced this one day before the German EM opening game.
The 20-year-old midfielder moved from SGS Essen to Wolfsburg in 2020 and since then has played 37 Bundesliga games, nine games in the DFB Cup and 15 Champions League appearances for VfL.
“My goal is to help shape the future of VfL Wolfsburg in the long term,” said Oberdorf. “Even though we won two titles last season, we’re still a long way from reaching our maximum.”
VfL sports director Ralf Kellermann described Oberdorf, who became the youngest German World Cup player in history in 2019, “as an almost complete footballer on the pitch and also as a leader who takes responsibility, never takes it easy on herself and always leads the way. Lena would be for every team an absolute boost to the world.”
The contract extension is a “strong sign of our future planning and great news” for the entire Bundesliga, said Kellermann.