Paul Hanlon and Lewis Stevenson will leave Hibs at the end of the current season after nearly two decades apiece at Easter Road.

The defensive stalwarts, aged 34 and 36 respectively, are out of contract in the summer and won't be offered new deals, despite head coach Nick Montgomery suggesting last week that decisions would be made at the end of the season. 

Neither has featured as much this season as in previous campaigns, with Stevenson playing just 19 minutes of first-team football since January while Hanlon has started just 11 league games. 

The pair have made more than 1,100 combined appearances for Hibs, with Stevenson one away from hitting the 600-game mark. Hanlon is close behind on 562, with both in the top five record appearance holders for the capital club behind Gordon Smith (636), Arthur Duncan (626), and Pat Stanton (617). 

Stevenson surpassed Arthur Duncan's record of 449 league games for Hibs in February 2023, becoming the club's all-time record league appearance holder, and currently has 476 league appearances to his name. 

The left-back debuted in 2005 with centre-back Hanlon following suit in 2008. As a 19-year-old, Stevenson picked up the man-of-the-match award in the 2007 League Cup final as Hibs defeated Kilmarnock 5-1, while both started the 2016 Scottish Cup final against Rangers in May 2016, a 3-2 victory for Hibs bringing to an end 114 years without success in the competition. Hanlon netted an injury-time equaliser against Hearts at Tynecastle in the fifth round to force a replay that Hibs would win en route to their historic success. 
Stevenson became the first, and so far only, Hibs player to win both domestic cup competitions with the club, while both players also played a big part in the team's Scottish Championship title win in 2017. 
Both players have skippered Hibs on several occasions; Hanlon on 181 occasions while Stevenson has worn the armband 18 times. Off the field, both players have been heavily involved with the Hanlon Stevenson Foundation (HSF), which is a primarily youth-focused charity with a view to assisting less privileged children.
 A statement from the Gordon family read: “We’d like to begin by thanking Paul and Lewis for everything they have done at Hibernian FC. What they have achieved at the club is absolutely magnificent and their names will forever be written in the club’s history.
“They will always be considered among the greats at Hibernian FC, which is down to the tremendous roles they’ve played both on and off the pitch. They will always be friends of the club.
“Our final home game against Motherwell will give us a chance to bid an emotional farewell to both Paul and Lewis, and give them the send-off they deserve.”

Hibs have confirmed that a special tribute will be held after the final home game of the season against Stuart Kettlewell's side on Wednesday May 15. 

A statement from the club read: "Both Paul and Lewis will go down as legends and great servants of the club having come through the academy. Off the pitch, both Paul and Lewis have been consummate professionals and fantastic representatives of the club and will leave with the very best wishes from everyone involved at Hibernian FC."