Lewis Stevenson New Contract!
519 appearances and still counting! We’re delighted that Lewis Stevenson has agreed a contract extension with Hibernian FC!
It’s not often that a modern-day player makes close to 500 appearances for a football club, let alone two! Well, a day after Paul Hanlon put pen-to-paper on a new deal, so has our long-standing left-back.
Only three players have made more appearances for the club across our history – Pat Stanton (617), Arthur Duncan (626) and Gordon Smith (636) – than Lewis whose contract will now run until the summer of 2023.
At the age of just 17, Lewis made his Hibs debut in a League Cup tie at Ayr United back in 2005 and has since gone on to write his name in our history books becoming the only player to have lifted both the League Cup and Scottish Cup in the famous green and white.
The 33-year-old defender has been incredibly reliable for Jack Ross’ side, and like Hanlon, is a real role model for everyone at the club.
After signing a year’s extension, Lewis Stevenson 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.”
“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 Jack 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.”