Former captain Orban extends Leipzig deal to 2025

Former captain Orban extends Leipzig deal to 2025

RB Leipzig have extended the contract of their former captain Willi Orban to 2025 and also agreed to employ the Hungarian defender after he retires as a footballer.

“Willi has been a big part of our successful path over many years and also proven this season how important he is for our team,” sport director Markus Kroesche said on Friday.

“He leads with good performances on the pitch and is also an important part of the dressing room. Willi symbolizes RB Leipzig and he’s an important identification figure for our fans.”

Orban, 28, joined then second division Leipzig in 2015 from Kaiserslautern and helped the team earn promotion to the top-flight before becoming a challenger in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

He was captain until last season when he passed the armband to Marcel Sabitzer following an injury-hit campaign.

“I’m happy and pleased to continue my journey with Leipzig,” said Orban. “Since joining in 2015, an incredible amount of things have happened across the whole club and we’re far from being finished.

“We have a lot of plans and I want to help the club achieve its goals.”