Benda signs new Swansea City deal

21st June 2019

Swansea City goalkeeper Steven Benda has signed a new contract that extends his stay with the club until June 2022.

The 6ft 4in German goalkeeper had a year remaining on his previous deal, but the Swans have moved to secure his future for a longer term with Benda putting pen to paper on a new three-year contract.

Benda arrived in South Wales from 1860 Munich in August 2017, following a recommendation from former Swans keeper Gerhard Tremmel.

He was part of the first-team matchday squad on 14 occasions during the 2018-19 season, while he also featured 19 times for the under-23s across all competitions.

The 20-year-old has developed a reputation for penalty-saving heroics during his time with the Swans.

He notably saved two spot-kicks in the under-19s' FAW Youth Cup final win over Cardiff City in 2018, and also helped the under-23s reach the Premier League Cup final in a penalty shootout victory over Brighton during the same season.