Diego Capel, the former Sevilla and Spanish national player, has signed a six-month contract with Birkirkara, with the option to extend it to another year, when the time comes.
The left winger made his senior debut with Sevilla at 17, going on to appear in 172 competitive games for the club over the course of seven La Liga seasons. He won six major trophies, including two UEFA Cups. In 2011, he signed for Sporting in Portugal.
Capel earned 60 caps for Spain all youth categories comprised, representing the under-21s in two European Championships.
“I wanted to have this experience and I really hope to play my best football to make sure that the club reaches its objectives while making our fans happy,” Capel told a news conference.
Capel will be making his debut for Birkirkara as early as tomorrow when the Stripes take on Czech side Banik Ostrava in a friendly match.