Hibs have today announced that legendary defender Lewis Stevenson has signed a new deal with the club.
The 33-year-old, who recently played his 500th game for the Hibees, has signed a new deal until the summer of 2022.
Lewis made his debut as a 17-year-old against Ayr United in a League Cup tie in 2005, and has gone on to become the first ever Hibs player to win both the Scottish League Cup (2007) and the Scottish Cup (2016).
Speaking to the official website, Stevenson said:
“Everyone knows what the club means so me and it was a short conversation to extend my contract. This is where I want to be.
“I’m enjoying my football as much as I ever have and I’d like to thank the manager, the staff and my team-mates for that.
“I’ve never taken anything for granted since my first game for the club, which seems like a long time ago now. It’s been a privilege to play for Hibernian and I’m proud that I’ll get the chance to do so for a little while longer.”
Hibs boss Jack Ross added:
“We’re all pleased to have Lewis on board until at least the summer of 2022.
“I’m sure every manager who has had the pleasure of coaching him would say the same – he is a delight to work with. There are no original compliments to pay him.
“Like the supporters, we all appreciate everything he has done for the club and his fitness levels and quality of performances are testament to his desire to keep on achieving for Hibernian. I know he is driven to add to the successes he has enjoyed in the past.
“There is no better role model for any young player and it’s no surprise to have read Josh Doig say as much repeatedly this season.”
Good news to get a loved player on a new deal.
Lewis has been a brilliant servant to the club, and will always be remembered due to winning both major Scottish Cup tournaments and he is now 5th, and most likely to finish as 4th highest appearance holder in the clubs history.
He has also, of course been capped by Scotland.
His expierence will also be invaluable for the impressive youngster Josh Doig.
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