Newly-promoted Premier League side Huddersfield Town have announced a fresh three-year deal for defender Christopher Schindler.
The 27-year-old proved a pivotal figure for the side last season, playing 48 games en route to their sensational promotion, as well as scoring the winning penalty in the playoff final against Reading to take them up.
A statement on the club's official website reads: "Huddersfield Town promotion winner Christopher Schindler has committed his future to the Terriers after signing a contract extension.
"Christopher is the latest player to sign a contract extension at Huddersfield Town, following in the footsteps of Chris Löwe, Elias Kachunga, Jonathan Hogg, Tommy Smith and Rajiv van La Parra."
Manager David Wagner said: “Christopher was one of our standout players last year; he adapted really well to English football and has developed during the year he’s been with us.
“He is a very strong character, who leads the group both on and off the pitch and he’s responsible not only for himself but the team and the Football Club as well.
“He is an excellent defender who suits our style of play but now the challenge for him and his teammates is to make the step-up into the Premier League.”
Schindler, who signed for the Terriers from 1860 Munich last year for a then club-record fee (undisclosed), scored two goals and assisted two more during last season.
He showed his excellence in defence, as well as a neat passing range, to help achieve the club's ambitions. And they are definitely much better off now that they've tied him down.