Athletic Bilbao signs Iraiola to 1-year extension

Athletic Bilbao has signed defender Andoni Iraiola to a one-year

contract extension that ties him to the club until 2015.

The 31-year-old Iraiola has spent his entire career at the

Basque club, 11 seasons since his debut in August 2003.

Terms of the deal for Iraiola, who has played seven times for

Spain, were not announced.

Athletic president Josu Urrutia recently signed captain Carlos

Gurpegui to a contract extension.

Athletic, which employs a Basque-only player policy, is fourth

in the Spanish league standings after 15 games.