Kiessling pens Leverkusen deal
Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling has extended his contract by a further two years to tie him to the club until 2017.
Kiessling's previous deal was not due to expire until 2015 but that has not prevented Leverkusen from extending it.
"Stefan Kiessling has become a top performer at Bayer Leverkusen, a leader and the face of the club," Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser said of the 29-year-old.
"His development since 2006 has been phenomenal. I hope he will finish his career with us."
Kiessling, the top scorer in last season's Bundesliga, joined Leverkusen from Nurnberg in 2006 and is delighted to have committed further to the Westphalian club.
"I'm really happy," he said. "Bayer is my club and I feel really comfortable here.
"Leverkusen has become my home, where my wife and my children are happy.
"The environment is also perfect for me from a sporting perspective.
"Now I want to make a contribution to make Bayer Leverkusen successful over the coming years."