His current contract at the club lasts until 2010.
Edson Braafheid came to FC Twente for free after his contract with Utrecht expired; he was a talented leftback, but Braafheid impressed friend and foe when playing for Twente as a strong, sturdy central defender instead of his former position. He kept talented central defender Ramon Zomer out of the Twente squad ever since he made the position his own. Former Twente and now Schalke 04 coach Fred Rutten is to thank for that, turning Braafheid from a noticeably talented back to a impressive central defender, despite his mediate height. In early summer of 2008 Braafheid was selected for the Dutch Olympic Squad going to Beijing, along with fellow FC Twente defender Rob Wielaert as one of the three possible dispensation players. But as Twente qualified for Champions League football in play-offs by beating Ajax, Braafheid and Wielaert were no longer allowed to go, as their CL-matches are early in the season.