Early this year, former Uruguay international striker Sebastian ‘El Loco’ Abreu played for the 28th club of his career after signing a deal to join Brazilian fourth-division side Rio Branco.
Abreu, 42, made his senior debut with Uruguay’s Defensor Sporting in 1994 and in 2017 set a Guinness world record for the most professional clubs played for when he joined Chilean side Audax Italiano.
Abreu’s career has seen him play for sides in 11 countries ranging from Spain and Israel to Argentina and El Salvador. Uruguay, Mexico, Greece, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Paraguay are the other nations where Abreu performed.
“Honestly I was never trying to break a Guinness World Records title but the record has made me very happy”. Abreu told the Guinness official website.
“The fact that a Uruguayan from the town of Minas can become the only player in the history of football to do this is something that makes me proud. I’ve really enjoyed all of the positive attention this record has brought”, he added.
The club list
The clubs he has played for throughout his career are:
Defensor, San Lorenzo, Deportivo La Coruna, Gremio, Estudiantes Tecos, Club Nacional, Cruz Azul, America, Dorados de Sinaloa. Monterrey, San Luis, Tigres UANL, River Plate, Beitar Jerusalem, Real Sociedad, Aris Thessaloniki, Botafogo Rio De Janeiro, Figueirense, Rosario Central, SD Aucas, Sol de America, Santa Tecla, Bangu Atletico Clube, Central Espanol, Puerto Montt, Audax Club Sportivo Italiano, Magallanes, and Rio Branco.