Ex-Uruguay striker Abreu joins 30th club of career

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) — Former Uruguay international striker Sebastian “El Loco” Abreu has reached a deal to join Athletic Club de Brasil, the 30th club of his professional career.

The 44-year-old agreed to personal terms of a contract that will run until the end of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state championship on May 23.

“I’ll be there with you next week to start training and get ready for the competition,” Abreu said in a video posted on Athletic’s social media accounts.

The announcement comes after Athletic earned promotion to Minas Gerais’s top division for the first time since 1970. The club’s first fixture of the 2021 campaign will be an away clash against Patrocinense on February 28.

Abreu has not played since parting ways with Uruguay’s Boston River in November.

The former Deportivo La Coruna forward is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as having played for more clubs – 29 in 26 seasons – than any other footballer in history.

In 2018, year he broke the previous record held by German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel, who represented 25 teams in six continents before retiring in 2011.

Abreu has been capped 70 times for Uruguay’s national team, scoring 26 goals. He represented the Celeste at the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. Enditem

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