Defender to depart Huddersfield Town after five seasons
- Christopher Schindler will leave Town at the end of the season
- Defender’s name will forever be etched in Huddersfield Town’s history
- Comments from Chairman Phil Hodgkinson
Christopher Schindler will bid an emotional farewell to Huddersfield Town after a memorable five-year period at the Club.
The popular 31-year-old joined the Terriers ahead of the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship for an undisclosed fee from TSV 1860 Munich and embarked on an incredible journey.
He played a vital part as Huddersfield Town defied the odds to get into the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final before writing his name in the Club’s folklore by scoring the penalty that took the Terriers to the Premier League for the first time.
Schindy was then integral to Town’s top-flight survival during the 2017/18, which won him the first of his consecutive Player of the Year awards, as voted for by Town fans. He was the first back-to-back winner of the award since Peter Clarke in 2011.
Apart from his final season with Town, which was interrupted by a long-term knee injury, the defender was virtually ever-present for the Club going on to make 185 appearances and scoring five goals.
On the pitch he led by example, and off the pitch he has been a consummate gentleman and a top-class representative of Huddersfield Town.
Huddersfield Town Chairman Phil Hodgkinson commented:
“I’d like to begin by thanking Chris for everything he has done at Huddersfield Town over the last five-years. He helped us achieve the unimaginable and his name will forever be written in the Club’s history.
“He will always be considered among the greats at Huddersfield Town, which is down to the tremendous part he played both on and off the pitch.
“Unfortunately, we knew that there was always going to be a time where Christopher left us. This is a sad day, but this is right for both him and for the Club. We wish him nothing but success in the future; he will always be a friend to this Club.
“When supporters are back at the John Smith’s Stadium, Chris and his family will be invited to a game where they can have the send-off they deserve and say goodbye to the Huddersfield Town supporters.”