Canadian international defender Vanessa Gilles has accepted a contract extension with the Girondins de Bordeaux.
The new agreement links the 24-year-old Ottavian to the French club until July 2022.
Gilles joined the Girondins in 2018, with whom she played 20 games in 2018-19. She participated in the team’s 16 games in 2019-20.
Bordeaux (12-3-1) was third in the Ligue de France when the season was interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
She had previously worn the colors of Apollo Limassol, in Cyprus.
Although a defender, Gilles can also play on offense. She scored 10 goals in 11 games in Cyprus.
Gilles played college soccer at the University of Cincinnati and was named co-defender of the year for the American Athletic Association in 2017.
She was twice selected to the national team, making her replacement debut in November against New Zealand at a tournament in China. She was established for the first time during the match against the Netherlands at the French Tournament in March.
Born in Châteauguay, she spent the first years of her life with her family in Shanghai before moving to Ottawa at the age of 12.