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The former Uruguay international has agreed terms with Brazilian side Athletic Club and will put pen to paper before playing in the Campeonato Mineiro.
EL LOCO CAN'T STOP!- Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) February 3, 2021
Sebastián Abreu will play for his 30th club in 2021! The 44-year-old striker has agreed to join Brazilian side Athletic Club to play in the Campeonato Mineiro.
Abreu will arrive in Brazil next week to sign his contract. pic.twitter.com/xRrc35wRUE
:flag_uy: 44-year-old Sebastian Abreu will sign with Brazilian side Athletic Club, making it now 30 teams he has joined in his playing career- beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) February 3, 2021
Here are the clubs (we're gonna need 2 tweets :joy:):
Deportivo La Coruña
(continued)- beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) February 3, 2021
Sol de América
Boston River pic.twitter.com/7ywQo8QVqe
After coming through the ranks at Defensor, the striker made his debut for the club in 1995 and has gone on to play for clubs in Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Greece Ecuador, Israel, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and his native Uruguay.
In 2017, he broke the Guinness World Record for the most professional football clubs played for when he signed a deal with Chilean Primera División side Audax Italiano.
Loco Abreu received his Guinness world record certificate for being the player with the most career clubs (26) ahead of his Copa Sudamericana game with Audax Italiano.- Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) April 12, 2018
41 years of age but still going strong. pic.twitter.com/hTcJlVdpsW
The previous holder was German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannestiel but Abreu knocked him off his perch and has played for a further three clubs since then, with a fourth on the way.
Aptly nicknamed 'El Loco', Abreu has also been capped 70 times by Uruguay and won the Copa America in 2011.
According to his lengthy Wikipedia page, Abreu has scored 349 goals in 717 appearances across his 27-year career.
He also had brief spells in charge of both Santa Tecla and Boston River as a player-manager.
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