New York City FC Monday announced that defender Maxime Chanot has signed a new three-year contract with the MLS club through the 2024 season.
The Luxembourg international is the longest-serving player at NYCFC after joining from Belgian-side K.V. Kortrijk prior to the 2016 season. A leader in the locker room, Chanot has made 152 appearances, scoring seven times.
Chanot, 32, played a vital role in the club’s 2021 championship run, playing every minute in the playoffs. His performance in the final helped NYCFC lift its first title and bring home the city’s first championship in a decade.
“It has been an honor to play for this club and represent this city,” Chanot said in a statement. “I am very happy to extend my contract, New York City is the greatest city in the world. My family and I are happy to be here, which made it an easy decision to stay.
“What we have achieved together last season has made all the years of hard work and sacrifice worth it. I look forward to the challenge of building on our recent success, while having the opportunity to help the younger generation of NYCFC talent to fulfill their dreams.
“First and foremost, I want to thank God for this opportunity and to the club for believing in me. Thank you to all the fans for all the support you have given me over the years. I am proud to wear this jersey and am excited to compete for more titles. Just know that it’s not over, there is more to come.”
Entering this season, the 6-1, 172-lb. Chanot ranked first in passes and successful passes amongst all MLS defenders since his debut. He also ranked in the top 10 in minutes, shutouts, interceptions and duels won.
“Maxime has shown his loyalty to this club and has made sacrifices to be here, which speaks highly of his dedication to our project,” NYCFC sporting director David Lee said in a statement. “Maxime is a great mentor to our young players and can draw from his experience to help develop the next generation. We are excited to have a player of his caliber at our club.”
This season, the center back has played 611 minutes in eight appearances in the regular season, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and Concacaf Champions League. He has scored two goals across all competitions.