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Brighton complete signing of ex-Valencia winger Vicente

Vicente was named Spanish football of the year in 2003/04

Brighton & Hove Albion have signed former Spain and Valencia winger Vicente Rodriguez on a one-year deal.

The 30-year-old, who has won 38 caps, was a free agent after being released by his hometown club this summer.

Albion boss Gus Poyet told the club website: "Vicente is the special player we wanted. He has great qualities and can play in a range of positions.

"He has always attracted great interest from top clubs across Europe so this is a major coup to bring him to the Amex."

The Uruguayan added: "He also brings great experience, having played at the top level for the last 10 years with Valencia, including the Champions League, Uefa Cup and international football with Spain.

"I am sure the supporters will have seen him in action and will be very excited by the prospect of seeing him in a Brighton shirt."

Vicente began his career at Levante in 1997 before joining Valencia in 2000, making 338 appearances during his 11-year spell with Los Che.

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