Benjamin Sesko has extended his contract with RB Leipzig to 2029.

Benjamin Sesko Signs Contract Extension!

The striker extends contract early by one year until 2029 | 20 goal contributions in his debut season |Youngest RBL goalscorer in the UCL | DFL Supercup Winner 2023 

More Sesko goals for RBL!

RB Leipzig and Benjamin Sesko (21) have prematurely extended his existing contract by a further year until 2029.

The Slovenian international (29 games, eleven goals) and Euro 2024 participant became an absolute top performer during his first season for the Red Bulls, scoring 18 goals in 42 games across all competitions and providing two assists.

Rouven Schröder and Benjamin Sesko at the contract extension.

Sporting director Rouven Schröder

  • "Benjamin Sesko came to RB Leipzig a year ago as a top talent and has developed outstandingly with us. Especially in the second half of the season, Benji showed how important he is for our game and how many qualities he brings as a complete striker. Eleven goals in the second half of the season, most recently seven games in a row: This ratio is outstanding and shows that he is already one of the best strikers in the Bundesliga - and he is only 21 years old.

    Benji is one of our key players for the coming seasons and that is why the extension is a strong signal. This also underlines our ambitions to be a permanent fixture in the Bundesliga and to be one of the top clubs in Europe. Benjamin Sesko embodies our DNA and playing philosophy perfectly. With the new contract, we can continue to drive our squad planning forward."

Benjamin Sesko

  • "I had a good first year at RB Leipzig and am incredibly happy to be here. Team, club, city, fans - the overall package is simply outstanding for me. The early contract extension was therefore the logical next step for me.

    Even though I didn't play or score as much in the first half of the season, this phase was very important for me and my development. I feel a lot of trust and appreciation throughout the club and that is crucial for being able to perform to my full potential. In the second half of the season in particular, I was able to give something back with my goals.

    We have a team with great potential and a balanced mix of young and experienced players. I'm really looking forward to taking the next steps with this team. We've already achieved a lot in my first season and often shown the amount of quality and outstanding football we can bring to the pitch. But there's still a lot more to be done and that's now our common goal."
Benjamin Sesko celebrates his 14th Bundesliga goal.

About Benjamin Sesko

After developing at NK Krsko and NK Domzale in Slovenia, the 1.95 meter tall attacker moved to FC Red Bull Salzburg in 2019, where he initially played on loan for FC Liefering in Austria's second division.

Due to his strong performances, the attacker made it into the Salzburg professional squad for the 2021/22 season (37 games, eleven goals, six assists). With Salzburg, Benjamin Sesko won the double and was top scorer in the ÖFB Cup, the Austrian cup competition, with five goals.

The move to RB Leipzig was already confirmed in August 2022; the Slovenian then spent another year on loan for Salzburg and was crowned double winner again. Benjamin Sesko has been playing for RBL since the 2023/24 season, winning the Supercup straight away (3-0 against FC Bayern Munich) and scoring a total of 18 goals.


  • DFL Supercup Winner 2023
  • At 20 years and 111 days Benjamin Sesko is the youngest Champions League goalscorer in the history of RB Leipzig.
  • The Slovenian scored in seven Bundesliga games in a row last season. Only Timo Werner managed that before. He is also the youngest player in Bundesliga history to achieve this series.
  • In addition, he was directly involved in at least one goal in ten consecutive Bundesliga starting appearances (ten goals, two assists). A club record!
  • Together with Lois Openda and Xavi, Benjamin Sesko was directly involved in 83 percent of all RBL goals.
  • The 38 Bundesliga goals by Benjamin Sesko (14) and Lois Openda (24) are also an RBL record (after Timo Werner (28) and Patrick Schick (10)).



  • Total Numbers:  
    42 Appearances | 18 Goals | 2 Assists
  • Bundesliga:  
    31 Appearances | 14 Goals | 2 Assists
  • UEFA Champions League:  
    8 Appearances| 2 Goals
  • DFB Cup:  
    2 Appearances| 2 Goals
  • Supercup:  
    1 Appearances


  • Name: Benjamin Sesko
  • Birthday: May 31, 2003
  • Birthplace: Radeče (Slowenien)
  • Age: 21 Years Old
  • Nationality: Slovenian
  • Position: Striker
  • Stronger Foot: right
  • Height: 1.95 Meters
  • Squad number: 30

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