Leckie extends with Ingolstadt

The Australian attacker is sticking with the Schanzer.

Leckie extends with Ingolstadt
Image credit: Meyer / KBUMM

On Friday, FC Ingolstadt 04 announced that Mathew Leckie had extended his contract at the club.

His deal with the Schanzer now runs until 2019, which would take the Australian international into a fifth year in Bavaria.

Leckie joins Marvin Matip, Pascal Groß, Moritz Hartmann and Tobias Levels in extending their stay with the Audi Sportpark outfit to 2019.

Going up the divisions

The 25-year-old joined Ingolstadt, before the start of their historic Bundesliga promotion, in the 2014-15 campaign as one of the 2. Bundesliga's most highly-rated players.

After making the move to Borussia Mönchengladbach after shining at Adelaide United, FSV Frankfurt picked up a man in need of a confidence boost.

He took a year to get used to things at the Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion, still managing an impressive four goals and six assists, and picked up his form in the second term.

Leckie managed 10 goals and nine assists the following season in a side constantly battling relegation, and opted to make the move to Ingolstadt.

He starred in the promotion campaign and put in a solid shift last season to help them to a comfortable mid-table finish. 

Leckie was in action on the opening Bundesliga weekend, as he helped secure a 1-1 draw for his side against Hamburger SV. | Image credit: Oliver Hardt/Bongarts
Leckie was in action on the opening Bundesliga weekend, as he helped secure a 1-1 draw for his side against Hamburger SV. | Image credit: Oliver Hardt/Bongarts

Leckie has his say on the extension

"In the last few years, we have achieved a lot," the Australian attacker told the official club website.

He added, "After the promotion to the Bundesliga and the sensational first season in the past year, we want to develop step by step and test ourselves at the highest level."

Leckie concluded by mentioning how pleased he is in his current surroundings, "Also, off the pitch, I feel great her in Ingolstadt and I am really happy to be here longer."