Ronald Graafland has agreed a one-year extension to his contract to keep him at De Kuip until the middle of 2015. For the 35-year-old, who was third keeper in Ronald Koeman’s squad over the past three seasons, it will be the first year under new coach Fred Rutten.
Feyenoord is delighted with the way Graafland fulfils his role. ‘Ronald is not only a reliable, experienced keeper who is there when you need him, he also has an important function in the team process,’ says technical director Martin van Geel.
The new season will be Graafland’s fourth in the Feyenoord squad. Last season saw him make his official debut when he came on off the bench in the final match of the campaign against AZ (1-1). That made him one of the oldest debutant in the history of the club. The keeper was also under contract at Feyenoord between 1998 and 2000. His previous clubs include Excelsior and Vitesse.