Amorebieta Arrives

Wednesday 22 May 2013 13:00

Fulham Football Club is delighted to announce the free transfer signing of Fernando Amorebieta on a four-year deal. 

The 28-year-old central defender made more than 250 appearances in eight seasons for La Liga side Athletic Bilbao.

Having represented Spain at Under-19 level and lifting the UEFA European Football Championship in 2004, Amorebieta elected to play for his country of birth, Venezuela, at senior level.

He has eight international caps and one goal which came in a 1-0 victory against Argentina in a 2014 World Cup qualification match. 

Amorebieta started his career at CD Baskonia in 2003 playing in Spain's third division. He moved to Bilbao in 2004 and spent one season with their reserves before becoming a first-team regular for the club in 2005.

Amorebieta said: "I'm delighted to have signed a four-year deal with Fulham and I'm looking forward to competing in the Barclays Premier League next season. I'm impressed with the talent already at the Club and I look forward to meeting the players for pre-season training in July."