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Braga seal deal for Contreras

Published: Wednesday 16 January 2008, 19.32CET
Chile defender Pablo Contreras has joined SC Braga on a short-term deal until the end of the season following his departure from Spain's RC Celta de Vigo.
 
Published: Wednesday 16 January 2008, 19.32CET

Braga seal deal for Contreras

Chile defender Pablo Contreras has joined SC Braga on a short-term deal until the end of the season following his departure from Spain's RC Celta de Vigo.

UEFA Cup contenders SC Braga have signed Chile defender Pablo Contreras on a short-term contract until the end of the season, just a week after he was released by RC Celta de Vigo.

Portuguese return
The 29-year-old centre-back, who has been capped 41 times by Chile, ended his seven-year association with Celta last week having made just three starts for the Spanish second-division club this season. Contreras, a former AS Monaco FC player, returns to Portugal six years after a loan spell at Sporting Clube de Portugal. He will be eligible to play for Braga when they face Werder Bremen in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup next month.

Last updated: 17/01/08 10.03CET

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