Andreas Wolf has signed a new contract with high-flying FC Nurnberg, keeping him at the club until 2011.
The 24-year-old emerged from Nurnberg's youth academy and has established himself as one of the Bundesliga's most reliable defenders.
Nurnberg have rewarded Wolf with a new four-year contract at the Franken Stadion.
"I have always said how happy I feel here at Nurnberg and I want to play my part in the club's promising development," Wolf said after putting pen-to-paper on his new deal.
Sport director Matin Bader also expressed his delight at the deal.
Bader added: "Andreas' constant top performances have shown that he is one of our most important players.
"This new contract is an important piece in our future puzzle."
Meanwhile, bad news for Nurnberg is that Tunisian midfielder Jawhar Mnari needs to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee and will miss this weekend's game at Arminia Bielefeld.
"If everything goes well he might be able to start training again in a week's time," Nurnberg coach Hans Meyer said.