Sebastián Abreu Breaks The Guinness World Record For The Most Professional Clubs Played For
Meet Sebastián 'El Loco' Abreu, the striker who has broken the Guinness World Record for the most professional clubs played for after signing a deal with the 26th team in his career. I repeat, THE 26TH.
The 41-year-old has broken German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannestiel's previous record after spells in Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Israel, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and his native Uruguay.
Sebastian Abreu - known as El Loco - makes history. At the ripe old age of 41 the Uruguayan striker signs with Chilean side Audax Italiano, his 26th club, the most a professional has played for in world football. pic.twitter.com/s4AFF6vJiy
- Yousef Teclab (@yousefteclab) December 27, 2017
Earlier this week, Abreu signed a deal with Chilean Primera División side Audax Italiano after scoring 11 goals in 13 appearances for Primera B de Chile outfit Deportes Puerto Montt in 2017.
Abreu will be appearing in pub quizzes across the globe, so here's his senior career summed up in an extract from Wikipedia.
Shortly after securing his 26th transfer, Abreu, who scored 26 goals in 70 games for Uruguay, wrote on Twitter:
"I inform you that Audax Italiano will be my next club for the 2018 season and we will have ahead of us the league, Copa Chile and Copa Sudamericana.
"This being my 17th participation in a team playing at CONMEBOL level. On Jan. 9 we will begin pre-season, with a lot of enthusiasm and dreams."
Les informo que @audaxitaliano será mi próximo club para la temporada 2018 que tendremos por delante Liga,Copa Chile y Sudamericana siendo mi décima séptima participación con equipos a nivel @CONMEBOL,el 9 de enero comenzara la pretemporada,con mucha ilusión y sueños #forzaaudax pic.twitter.com/h1MbdJaftY
- Loco13Abreu #52.601 (@loco13com) December 26, 2017
Sebastián 'El Loco' Abreu scored 346 goals throughout his career and according to his Wikipedia page, the 41-year-old has made a total of 686 appearances for his clubs and country.
It has been an incredible 23 years for the Uruguayan forward.
Sebastian Abreu is crazy. 26 clubs in a career.
- Rahul W (@rahulw_) December 29, 2017
Here's to a few more!