The Dutch midfielder Roly Bonevacia has re-signed with the Wellington Phoenix football club for two more years.
The 23-year-old Bonevacia, a product of the Ajax Academy in Amsterdam and a former Dutch first division player, joined the club this season and helped them reach the first round of the A League playoffs.
"We had a fantastic season and while it was disappointing to slip up over the last few games I believe we will learn a lot from that and come back next season stronger," he said.
"Being so close whetted my appetite and I really want to win the league. If we do that I wouldn't feel uncomfortable about going closer to home, but for now I am staying to help bring the championship to Wellington."
"I felt comfortable from the moment I arrived at the Phoenix and...I think we are building something special at the club."
The Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick said he's delighted that Bonevacia has extended his contract.
"Roly has been something of a revelation in his first season with us. He came to us as a defensive midfielder, but he became more attacking as the season progressed and I believe he will become a key attacking player and goal scorer next season," he said.