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Emil Forsberg extends contract until 2025!

Early contract extension agreement reached | RB Leipzig's record assist provider and man for the big goals has extended for three more years until 2025

King Emil is staying in Leipzig! This Wednesday (12 May), RB Leipzig and Emil Forsberg agreed on an early contract extenstion until 2025. This means the attacker is set to go into a tenth season with the club.

Top provider, top penalty-taker

Emil spielt seit Januar 2015 für RB Leipzig, kam bislang in 211 Pflichtspielen zum Einsatz, in denen er überragende 103 Scorerpunkte lieferte (47 Tore, 56 Vorlagen). Die 56 Assists sind Vereinsrekord, mit sieben Treffern in der UEFA Champions League ist der 29-Jährige zudem RBL-Rekordschütze in der Königsklasse. Darüber hinaus ist er auch bester Leipziger Bulle vom Elfmeterpunkt, mit bislang 17 verwandelten Strafstößen. 

Emil started playing for RB Leipzig in January 2015 and has since made 211 competitive appearances with 103 direct goal involvements (47 goals, 56 assists). The 56 assists are a club record. With seven of his goals coming in the UEFA Champions League, the 29-year-old is also the club's record goalscorer in the competition. He is also statistically RBL's best ever penalty-taker, with 17 converted spotkicks to his name so far. 

In the Bundesliga, he holds the all-time league record for most assists in a single season - 22 in 2016/17. 

Pivotal goals

Important goals are something of a trademark for the Swede, as he demonstrated again most recently with his strike in the last minute of extra time against Werder Bremen, which took Leipzig into the 2021 DFB-Pokal final. Other important Forsberg goals include:  

  • The first in a 2-0 win over Karlsruher SC in May 2016, which confirmed promotion to the Bundesliga 
  • RB Leipzig's first ever goal in the UEFA Champions League. Forsberg scored first in a 1-1 draw with AS Monaco in September 2017.
  • The winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Zorya Lugansk in August 2018, which confirmed qualification for the UEFA Europa League group stage
  • Both goals in a 2-2 draw with Benfica in November 2019 which took RBL through the the Champions League knockout stages.
  • The winning goal against PSG in November 2020 (2-1). 

RBL stats

211
Games
47
Goals
56
Assists

Emil Forsberg:

  • "When I first came to Leipzig more than six years ago, it was a very big step for me. I was 23 years young and it was my first move abroad. So much has happened since then it's incredible. After a tough first six months I was able to properly find my feet and we've all gone on to achieve big things. Promotion to the Bundesliga, Champions League qualification and now our second DFB-Pokal final. I've had an amazing time here and I want more years like this at RB Leipzig. It's a fantastic club and I am excited for the years to come. 

    For me and my family, Leipzig has become our home. We are unbelievably happy here in this awesome city. I also felt the incredible support of our fans from day one, even through times where things weren't going so well on the pitch. That was, and still is, very important to me. So I hope we can reward our fans with the club's first major trophy on Thursday night - they deserve it more than anyone!"   
 

Florian Scholz,
commercial sporting director and CMO:  

  • "We are delighted about the early extension of Emil's contract until 2025 and the planning security it gives RB Leipzig. Emil has been on our journey with us since 2015 and has played a huge role in us establishing ourselves as one of the top teams in the Bundesliga. Emil has become a fan favourite here thanks to his footballing abilities and his cool character. He is also an important leader in the team and commands the respect of everyone at the club. We are excited to continue working with him next season and are pleased that he shares our hunger for more success." 
 
 

Christopher Vivell,
technical director:  

  • "Emil has continued to grow along with RB Leipzig since 2015 and has developed his outstanding skills year in year out. As an intelligent pass master with an exceptional shooting technique that makes him a constant danger in front of goal, he is one of the best attacking players in the Bundesliga. In addition to that, he is our unofficial man for the big moments and his personality has earned him the admiration of everyone in the team. So we are especially pleased to see him put pen to paper and commit to the club for the coming seasons."  

RBL record: 

Overall: 

  • 211 Games | 47 Goals | 56 Assists  

Bundesliga: 

  • 120 Games | 26 Goals | 39 Assists 

2. Bundesliga: 

  • 46 Games | 8 Goals | 11 Assists 

DFB-Pokal: 

  • 13 Games | 5 Goals | 1 Assist 

UEFA Champions League: 

  • 21 Games | 7 Goals | 2 Assists 

UEFA Europa League: 

  • 6 Games | 2 Assists
 

RBL honours: 

  • Promotion to the Bundesliga 2016 
  • Bundesliga runner-up 2016/17 
  • DFB-Pokal final 2019 and 2021* 
  • Champions League qualification: 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 
  • UEFA Champions League semi-final: 2020 
 
*last updated 12 May 2021 

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