Carolin Simon is a two-time Frauen-Bundesliga champion. (Photo: FC Bayern Munich)

FC Bayern defender and two-time Frauen-Bundesliga title winner Carolin Simon has decided to extend her contract with the club until 2025.

The decision by Simon to remain in Munich comes as she works on the comeback trail from a cruciate ligament tear she endured in July earlier this year. Aged 30, Simon has been with the club since 2019 after joining from Lyon in the Division 1 Feminine League, making 104 appearances for the club.

A German international with 22 caps to her name, Simon’s career has so far included a UEFA Women’s Champions League victory with Lyon (2018-19), a FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup with Germany in 2011, a Division 1 Feminine title (2018-19) and two UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championships.

“I’ve been trying to play my part in the team’s success for years, on and off the pitch,” Simon said in a statement put forward by the club.

“We’ve made big strides forward as a team in recent years and I’m sure we can still win lots of trophies together, including in Europe.”

“After the years we’ve had, there’s a very big identification with the club,” she added.

“I’ve had a lot of nice moments here, with the title last season obviously being a particular highlight. I feel the trust of the club and the management, and hope I can repay that. Therefore, I’m looking forward to everything that comes.”

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The Kassel-born defender has been a mainstay of the FCB Women’s team and has found success due to her determination, skill and hard work. Her contract extension comes after the club recently extended the tenure of Poland international Weronika Zawistowska until 2025.

“Caro is an important part of the team, on and off the pitch. She had one of her best seasons since she’s been at Bayern last year,” Head of the Women’s Football department at FC Bayern Bianca Rech stated.

“In my view, she’s one of the best left-footers in the world. We want to support her in her return to the pitch in the best possible way and we’re 100 percent convinced she’ll come back strong again.”

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