Demichelis signs for Atletico Madrid

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Updated: July 11, 2013

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Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that the
club has signed defender Martin Demichelis on a one-year deal.

The 32-year-old joins Atletico on a free transfer after his contract with
Malaga concluded at the end of the La Liga season.

“Demichelis’ experience is going to come in handy in the many challenges we
face from August,” Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero said.
“He is a very difficult defender to play against, and is used to playing in
big games and will bring a lot to the side.”

Demichelis began his career at River Plate of his native Argentina before
spending seven years at Bayern Munich, where he made 174 appearances. He has
earned 37 caps for Argentina since making his international debut in 2005.