Bayern Munich Frauen’s Carina Wenninger has extended her contract with the club to 2024.
The 30-year-old veteran center-back extended her deal an extra three years to add to an already illustrious career with the Bavarians, having played for Bayern for the past 14 years.
“I’m very happy about my contract extension. We have set ourselves high goals for the coming years. We want to become German champions, win the DFB Cup and play for the Champions League. That is what FC Bayern wants,” said Wenninger. “We have a great team and the best conditions. We now want to turn that into success.”
In the 14 years that she has been in Munich, the seasoned Austrian has played 266 games for FCB Frauen, scoring five goals, and winning the Bundesliga twice and the DFB-Pokal once. She is also a regular for her national team, having earned her 100th cap last December.
Unsurprisingly, Wenninger is currently the longest serving player in the Frauen team. You would be hard pressed to find someone who outlasted her even in the men’s team, with only Thomas Muller having been with the club longer.
Due to her long journey with FC Bayern, Wenninger naturally has a lot of personal ties to the club. “FC Bayern means a lot to me and Munich has become my second home,” she said. “For me, FC Bayern first and foremost stands for success, passion, tradition and a down-to-earth attitude. I share and live these values, and that is why I am looking forward to continuing my path at FC Bayern.”
Wenninger and Bayern are currently atop the Frauen Bundesliga, having won all 13 of their games. Judging from the fact that they’ve only conceded two goals (a stat the boys would be dying to have), it’s clear that Wenninger is doing an excellent job in defense with her teammates. Here’s hoping that both Wenninger and FC Bayern enjoy a lot more success in their coming years!