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Afterwards, Contreras made a move to Monaco of France. At the young age of 21, he was an important element in Monaco’s league and Supercup victories of 2000. He also appeared for the club in both the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League. In January 2001, however, it was discovered that Contreras was using a fake Italian passport in order to gain European Union status. A Paris court fined the player €30,000, and he received a two-year ban. Monaco was then forced to loan Contreras out to another team, and he moved to Argentina with Racing Club. Shortly after, in July 2001, he was sold to Celta de Vigo for €4.2 million.