Official | Montpellier extend 42-year-old defender Hilton’s contract

Ligue 1 side Montpellier have this afternoon announced the contract extension of 42-year-old Brazilian central defender Hilton.

The veritable legend of French football will be in his 44th year next season, with his previous contract set to expire next month.

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This deal represents his ninth contract with Montpellier since joining them in 2011. He played 33 matches in the 2019/20 campaign, having played 31 of those games in their entirety.

Hilton has 321 appearances for the club and is currently the sixth most capped player in Montpellier history.

“Vito” had the following say upon the announcement:

“This is the best one because I think that this will be the last so for me this is the best one, no doubt. It is even more than a dream, I had wanted to get to 40 and now to have the opportunity to still be playing at 43 at the highest level, it is exceptional for me. I am going to enjoy it to the maximum.”

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