Stefan Ortega - Manchester City Goalkeepers

Stefan Ortega extends Manchester City stay until 2026

In a move that underscores Manchester City’s commitment to depth and quality, Stefan Ortega Moreno has inked a one-year extension to his contract, securing his place at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2026.

The German goalkeeper, whose performances have been pivotal in City’s recent successes, expressed his delight at the extension.

Reflecting on his journey since joining City in July 2022, Ortega Moreno noted, “My first two years at City have been incredible. This club provides everything we need to be our best. I’ve improved as a goalkeeper, and my family is settled here in England. I love everything about it.”

Ortega Moreno’s impact has been significant. Last season, he made 20 appearances across all competitions, including crucial moments such as his vital save against Son Heung-Min in a penultimate Premier League game at Tottenham, which played a key role in City clinching a record fourth consecutive title.

Additionally, he was instrumental in City’s FA Cup campaign, playing in every round as they reached their second successive final.

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain lauded the extension, calling Ortega Moreno the best No. 2 goalkeeper City has ever had.

“Stefan provides us with quality, stability, and experience.

He’s a talented ‘keeper, and our goalkeeping coach Xabi Mancisidor constantly praises his abilities. His contributions have been significant to our success.”

Ortega Moreno’s journey from Arminia Bielefeld to Manchester City has been marked by resilience and excellence. After helping Bielefeld achieve promotion in Germany, his move to City saw him quickly adapt to the demands of English football.

Known for his composure with the ball at his feet and his capability in high-pressure situations, Ortega Moreno has earned a reputation as one of the finest goalkeepers in the game.

As City fans celebrate this extension, the focus now shifts to the upcoming season, where Ortega Moreno will undoubtedly continue to play a crucial role in the club’s pursuit of further glory.

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