Ben Sigmund renews Phoenix vows

03:23, Jul 09 2012
Ben Sigmund
Ben Sigmund

Phoenix defender Ben Sigmund has re-committed to the Wellington Phoenix for the next three years.

Sigmund, 31, had one year left on his contract, but has had two more years added on to take him through to the end of 2015.

Winner of the Phoenix Player of the Year award for the past two seasons, Sigmund had no intention of playing anywhere else providing the Wellington club still wanted him.

"I could have looked at other options, but honestly there is nowhere else I wanted to be," Sigmund said.

"My family is here and I love this club so why move if they want me to stay.

"They have looked after me with an improved contract and it being for three years gives me security for the family."

Sigmund debuted for the Wellington club in 2008 and has gone on to play 91 games.

"Ben has had a couple of excellent seasons and played a leading role in us reaching the playoffs in the last three years," said head coach Ricki Herbert.

"It is also testament to the culture at the club that he wants to continue playing for it."


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