Bayern extends Rafinha’s contract to 2017

Bayern Munich has extended Brazilian defender Rafinha’s contract

by three seasons.

Rafinha is now bound to Bayern until mid-2017. Rafinha says he

is proud to be able to continue playing for the ”best club in the


The 28-year-old defender played for Schalke before going to

Sampdoria and then returning to Germany to sign for Bayern at the

start of the 2011-12 season.

Rafinha has been used regularly by new coach Pep Guardiola, who

often shifts right back Philipp Lahm to midfield.

The contract was signed in Marrakech, where Bayern is playing at

the Club World Cup.