Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has admitted to prosecutors in Spain he played a role in a match-fixing scandal during his time at Real Zaragoza.
It has been reported he told officials he was just following orders from the club.
The scandal relates to Zaragoza’s 2-1 win over Levante in 2011, a result that saw the Aragon club avoid relegation.
According to reports Levante players were paid 120, 000 euros via Gabi’s personal bank account to lose the game.
The 31-year-old who scored the two goals that sealed the all-important victory – is one of many under investigation and could face a lengthy ban for his involvement.