Cha swaps Celtic for Dusseldorf
Newly-promoted Bundesliga club Fortuna Dusseldorf have confirmed the signing of Korea Republic international full-back Cha Du-Ri, 31, from Scottish champions Celtic on a two-year contract.
Born in the German city of Frankfurt, where his Korean father played professionally for Eintracht Frankfurt, Cha studied in Korea before signing his first contract with Bayer Leverkusen in 2002.
He later spent time at Eintracht, Mainz and Koblenz before moving to Freiburg for the 2009/10 season.
Cha was at Celtic for the last two seasons and, as well as winning the SPL title this season, he was also part of the squad that won the Scottish Cup in 2011.
"Cha Du-Ri has already shown his potential in his previous years spent in the Bundesliga," said Fortuna board member Wolf Werner. "With him, we now have an experienced, versatile and international class player for our right flank."
In total, Cha has made 115 Bundesliga appearances and been capped 64 times by South Korea.
Fortuna finished third in the second tier of the Bundesliga in the season just finished, but returned to the top flight following a 15-year absence after beating Hertha Berlin in a two-legged play-off.