Portuguese defender Carvalho joins Monaco from Real Madrid

Reuters, Tuesday 28 May 2013

Portuguese centre back Ricardo Carvalho has joined Monaco from Real Madrid on a one-year deal, the newly-promoted Ligue 1 club said on their website (www.asm-fc.com/fr) on Tuesday

Ricardo Carvalho
Former Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho (R) (photo: Reuters)

The 35-year-old joined Real from Chelsea in 2010, having won the Champions League with Porto when they beat Monaco in the 2004 final.

Monaco were promoted to the top flight as Ligue 2 champions.

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