HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from KV Kortrijk on July 16, 2016. Re-signed to a multi-year contract on Dec. 8, 2018 after having option declined following 2018 season.
Chanot, who is coming off his best season to date with NYCFC, brings physical impact and skill as a true central defender, excelling particularly at duels, and also scoring goals from set pieces. He scored four goals over 36 matches for his previous club, Belgium Pro League side K.V. Kortrijk, and boasts 39 caps with the Luxembourg national team.
OUTSIDE MLS: Chanot began his professional career with AS Nancy and Stade de Reims in France before joining Sheffield United in 2007. He had loan spells with Mansfield Town and Hamilton Academical before joining Le Mans in 2009. Chanot also played for Gueugnon and WS Woluwe. He joined K.V. Kortrijk from White Star in the Belgium second division in 2013. Chanot scored four goals in 36 matches for K.V. Kortrijk, which finished ninth in the Belgium Pro League last season.
INTERNATIONAL: The native of Nancy, France is a regular on the Luxembourg national team with 39 caps and three goals.