Anton Tinnerholm will be an on-going presence on the New York City FC backline for years to come.
The native of Sweden has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Major League Soccer club. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Since arriving from Malmo FF prior to the start of the 2018 season, Tinnerholm has started more than 60 matches across all competitions with five goals and 13 assists.
“Extending my contract with NYCFC is the one thing I really wanted to do and it was a simple choice,” he said. “Since the very first game last season, I’ve felt New York is the place to be.”
Tinnerholm is the latest member of New York City to sign a long-term deal. Last year, Alex Callens, Maxime Chanot, Sean Johnson and captain Alex Ring all committed their futures to New York City.
“We’re excited to extend Anton’s contract and keep him at NYCFC during the prime of his career,” said Claudio Reyna, New York City’s Sporting Director. “With this contract extension, we feel we’re locking down one of the best right-backs in the league for the next few years.”
Head coach Doménec Torrent lauded his defender as a player who brings many qualities to the team.
“He has a strong passion for the game and gives everything he has for NYCFC,” Torrent said. “He fights every single moment of the match and is an important part of the heart of this team. Having him here for the next few years is amazing for the club. He will continue to be a special player that our fans will love.”
Tinnerholm was named NYCFC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2018. In his debut season, the Swedish international played in and started 31 league matches scoring four goals and assisting six times. The goal and assist tallies were good enough for the top three in the league for defenders in both categories.