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back Bundesliga | 06.01.2013 17:53:49

Subotic and Bender committed to Dortmund

  • Neven Subotic (l.) and Sven Bender (r.) have both committed their long-term futures to defending champions Borussia Dortmund
  • Subotic will be sticking with the Westphalians until 2016 while Bender, whose deal was due to end in the same year, has added another year on top of it
  • Subotic joined Dortmund from FSV Mainz 05 in 2008 and was a regular in their back-to-back Bundesliga winning side
  • Bender arrived a year later from 1860 Munich and has won his first Germany caps since arriving in Dortmund

Dortmund - Neven Subotic and Sven Bender have agreed new long-term contracts with Borussia Dortmund, committing to the back-to-back champions until 2016 and 2017 respectively.

24-year-old Serbian defender Subotic has extended his stay at the Westphalian club by two more seasons, while three-time Germany international Bender’s new deal will keep him at the club an extra year.

"Two of our key players"

"We’re delighted to have been able to tie down two key members of our championship-winning team in the long term," said sporting director Michael Zorc at Dortmund’s winter training camp in La Manga, Spain. BVB have already extended the contracts of other fundamental figures such as Mario Götze, Mats Hummels, Polish internationals Jakub Blaszczykowski and Lukasz Piszczek, as well as second-choice goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak.

Subotic has been a regular ever since joining Borussia for the 2008/09 campaign, making the move from Mainz along with coach Jürgen Klopp, while 23-year-old holding midfielder Bender arrived from 1860 Munich a year later. “I am very glad that the boys intend to continue down the path they are already on,” commented Klopp.

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