Brighton captain Dunk signs new contract

12 Jul 2023
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Centre-back agrees a deal until 2026 to extend his stay with the Seagulls

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Brighton & Hove Albion captain Lewis Dunk has signed a new contract until June 2026.

The 31-year-old centre-back has made 416 appearances for the Seagulls since making his debut in 2010, helping the club rise from League One to the Premier League.

He played a key role as Brighton secured their highest ever league finish last season, ending the campaign in sixth to qualify for Europe for the first time.

Indeed, Dunk produced more passes than any other Premier League player in 2022/23, with 3,208.

“When I first joined and was coming up to the first team, did I think this club would be in Europe? Probably not,” Dunk said on the club's official website.

“To achieve European football as captain, I’ve never been prouder. It’s exciting times, hopefully we can do ourselves justice in Europe, as well as in the league and cups.

“To actually sit back and realise what we had achieved was an incredible feeling. Walking out in a Europa League game for the first time might bring some emotions out of me, once we’ve seen the draw it’ll become a reality. It’s just an immense pride that we achieved it together.”

“Long live the captain!” Head coach Roberto De Zerbi added.

“I’m really happy he has signed this new contract. It’s good news for Lewis and the club.”

Dunk and his Brighton team-mates will be in action at the Premier League Summer Series, which starts on Saturday 22 July.

See: Premier League Summer Series heading to USA

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