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Riise signs for APOEL

Tough tackling, no nonsense wing back John Arne Riise

John Arne Riise, the most capped Norwegian footballer has signed for Cyprus champions APOEL on the very last day of the transfer period.

Riise shot to fame during his seven year stay at Anfield where he won a champions league and FA Cup final medal. He had been transferred to Liverpool from AC Monaco for £4 million in 2001.

After losing his place in the Liverpool side he moved to AC Roma in 2008 where he regained a place in the starting eleven and managed 99 appearances for the Giallorossi.

He returned to the Premiership in 2011 signing a three year contract with Fulham. He remained at Craven Cottage till May of this year when he became a free agent.

The thirty three year old signed a two year contract with APOEL.

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