Our number two is going nowhere! Peter Pekarík has signed a one-year contract extension to remain as the club’s current longest-serving player. “Peka is a model professional, has been a Herthaner for years and is a role model with his reliability and mentality. We’re therefore really pleased that we’ll continue working with him for another year,” commented Fredi Bobic. “Everybody knows that I’m a Herthaner and how happy I am at this club and in this city,” said a happy Pekarík. The experienced right-back added: “After difficult times on the pitch, I will give my all to help us be more successful next season – and hopefully we can have a lot of things to celebrate with our fans too!”
190 appearances – personal best last season
The defender joined Hertha in summer 2012 from VfL Wolfsburg, with whom he won the Bundesliga with in 2009. Across the past nine seasons, the Slovakian has played in 190 games in all competitions for the ‘Old Lady’, scoring six goals and creating a further 13. Last season, ‘Peka’ made 24 competitive appearances and had a hand in five goals – a new personal best in the top flight. The 34-year-old now wants to keep up his title of Mr. Reliable next season in the capital.