Hibernian’s Lewis Stevenson has signed a new contract with the club, extending his stay at Easter Road until at least 2023.
The 33-year-old has been a part of the first team squad for 16 years and has now committed to longer with the team. The news comes a day after fellow defender Paul Hanlon signed his own new contract.
Stevenson, who had made 519 appearances for HIbs, said: “I think everyone knows how much this club means to me, so it was a no-brainer to extend my contract by another year.
“I never imagined I’d make this many appearances for Hibs, but I’m now at the stage where I’m looking at the quality of my performances rather than the quantity.
“I still feel really good, as good as I ever have, and for the games I do play, I want to do my best.
“I would love to play my whole career at Hibs, and I still think I’ve got a lot to give on and off the pitch. I want to continue having success at this football club.”
Hibs head coach Jack Ross said Stevenson showed all the qualities needed at the club and was someone for other players to look up to.
“Making over 500 appearances for a football club is almost unheard of in the modern game, but that’s testament to Lewis’ hard-work, attitude, and desire,” said Ross.
“For any young player coming through, Lewis is the perfect role model. The way he has performed for this football club on a consistent basis is outstanding and a real testament to his passion to achieve for Hibernian.
“His fitness levels, love for the game, and drive to help this team have never wavered and he’s a real delight to work with.”