Portuguese 22-year-old defender Tiago Rodrigues has signed a new one-year contract with Falkirk.
Tiago's improvement has impressed John Hughes
He joined the Bairns on a free transfer from FC Infesta last summer and made 37 appearances during the season.
Head coach John Hughes told Falkirk's website: "It was a big move from Portugal for him, but Tiago has learned a lot since he joined Falkirk.
"I was particularly impressed with his displays towards the end of the season. Our defence now has a settled look."
Hughes expects Tiago to improve further on the back of his late-season form.
"That was enough to convince me to offer him a contract and I think he will develop his game even further in the coming months," he said.