Professionals | 29/09/2017

One year deal

FC sign Claudio Pizarro

1. FC Köln have signed the services of Claudio Pizarro. The Peruvian national team player, who last played for Werder Bremen, has signed a deal with FC until the end of the season.

The 38-year-old has featured in a total of 430 Bundesliga matches during his time at Werder Bremen and FC Bayern Munich, in which he scored 191 goals (73 assists). He also played one season in the Premier League for Chelsea FC (21 matches, 2 goals, 1 assist). In addition, he has featured in 73 UEFA Champions League matches (21 goals, 9 assists) as well as 8 matches in the UEFA Europa League (9 goals). Pizarro also played 79 times for his native country of Peru (18 goals).

FC head coach Peter Stöger states: “Claudio Pizarro is a clinical striker in front of goal with a personality that will be good for our team.”

Claudio Pizarro looks forward to the new challenge: “FC is a big traditional club that I went to help with my qualities and my experience.”

Claudio Pizarro will wear the number 39 for 1. FC Köln and will be presented at the press conference today at 13:30.

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