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Veteran Ibagaza signs new Olympiacos contract

Published: Saturday 6 July 2013, 21.40CET
"Iconic playmaker" Ariel Ibagaza has been handed a new one-year deal by Greek title holders Olympiacos FC, for what could be his last term both in Piraeus and as a professional.
Veteran Ibagaza signs new Olympiacos contract
Ariel Ibagaza will play on for another season with Olympiacos ©UEFA.com
 
 
 
Published: Saturday 6 July 2013, 21.40CET

Veteran Ibagaza signs new Olympiacos contract

"Iconic playmaker" Ariel Ibagaza has been handed a new one-year deal by Greek title holders Olympiacos FC, for what could be his last term both in Piraeus and as a professional.

Olympiacos FC have extended the contract of Ariel Ibagaza until June 2014.

The Greek champions announced the new deal for their 36-year-old playmaker in a club statement which read: "Ariel Ibagaza is an iconic player for Olympiacos. His personality and footballing genius will be a valuable ingredient for the team we are building for the new season."

Ibagaza, capped once by Argentina, joined Olympiacos from Villarreal CF in the summer of 2010 and hinted that the forthcoming campaign could be his last as a professional. "I am delighted to stay at Olympiacos for one more season and to finish my career at a club I love and where I feel loved," he said. "I see that a big effort is being made to build a great squad and I will help to the best of my abilities so that the team can achieve their objectives."

After leaving Club Atlético Lanús in 1998, Ibagaza made a name for himself in Spain's Primera División during two spells at RCD Mallorca, plus one apiece with Club Atlético de Madrid and Villarreal. He has since made 61 Greek Super League appearances for Olympiacos in three seasons, becoming a fans' favourite in Piraeus.

Last updated: 06/07/13 22.02CET

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