Lewis Dunk signs new Brighton contract till 2026

Brighton captain Lewis Dunk has signed a new three-year contract at the club. The centre-back has committed to Brighton until June 2026 in a boost to head coach Roberto De Zerbi.

De Zerbi said: “Long live the captain! I’m really happy he has signed this new contract. It’s good news for Lewis and the club.”

For his hometown club during their ascent from League One to the top half of the Premier League, Dunk has been a crucial and reliable performer.

Before making his first-team debut in 2010 at the age of 18, the 31-year-old was a part of the club’s junior system.

He was named captain in 2019 and reached 400 appearances in February. By the end of the 2022–23 season, Brighton had achieved a sixth-place finish and qualified for Europe for the first time.

In preparation for last month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against North Macedonia and Malta, Dunk, who has earned just one England cap so far in 2018, was summoned back into the team.

However, he withdrew after admitting that he had pushed himself past “a couple of injury issues” towards the conclusion of Brighton’s record season.

Brighton hosts Luton on August 12 to kick off the new Premier League season.