Impact signs Spanish midfielder Gorka Larrea

He previously played in Spain's first and second divisions


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MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday that the club has come to terms on a deal with Spanish midfielder Gorka Larrea. As per MLS policy, details of the contract were not disclosed.

Gorka Larrea

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Date of birth: April 7, 1984, San Sebastián, Spain
Nationality: Spain
Former club: CD Numancia (Spain)
Acquired: June 11, 2014

Larrea, 30, played 22 games in Spain’s La Liga with Real Sociedad, from 2003 to 2006, and Levante UD in 2010.

He also played more than 100 games in Spanish second division with Real Sociedad (2006-2007), UD Almeria (2007-2008), Levante UD (2009 to 2011) and CD Numancia (2011 to 2013).

The central midfielder has also appeared in several Copa del Rey games over his career.

On the international scene, Larrea represented Spain at various youth levels, making 15 appearances from the U16 to U23 levels. He was part of the team that won the 2001 UEFA European U16 Championship, which included striker Fernando Torres, and also helped the Spanish U23 side win the 2005 Mediterranean Games.

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