Villarreal CF renew Rukavina and Bonera contracts
Villarreal CF renew Rukavina and Bonera contracts


The Serb will continue for two more years and the Italian will stay on for one more season

Villarreal have come to an agreement to extend the contracts of defenders Antonio Rukavina and Daniele Bonera, both of whom will stay with the Yellows until 30th June next year. The Serbian full-back has renewed his contract for two years and Bonera will stay on for one more season.

Antonio Rukavina (Belgrade, 26th January 1984) started his career at FK Bezanija and then went on to play for Partizan in 2007. One season later, the defender was transferred to Borussia Dortmund, who then loaned him to TSV 1860 Munich. After a good campaign, the Bavarian side decided to sign him outright.

Rukavina represented TSV 1860 Múnich for the next three seasons and performed really well, playing in over 100 matches, until Real Valladolid reached an agreement to sign him in 2012. The Balkan footballer played 73 games with the ‘pucelanos’, in which he scored 2 goals. Then, in the summer of 2014, he was signed by Villarreal. Up until now, he has played 63 matches for the Submarine.   

For his part, Daniele Bonera (Brescia, 31st May 1981) has an outstanding track record, having played more than 300 games for the Italian side Calcio and has participated in all European competitions. Youth and senior international for Italy, he grew up playing for Brescia, where he made his first team debut (1998-2002), then he moved on to Parma FC (2002-2006) and for his last nine seasons in Italy he wore the AC Milan shirt (2006-2015). Since his arrival at the Submarine in 2015/16 he has played in 16 matches (14 league and 2 Europa League).