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Uruguayan Football Player Signs For 26th Club, Breaks Guinness World Record

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A Uruguayan footballer, Sebastian Abreu, has been awarded a Guinness World Records certificate for the Most professional football teams played for by an individual.

The former Uruguayan international won the accolade after signing for Audax Club Sportivo Italiano in Chile – the latest club in his lengthy career.

Sebastian Abreu with his certificate and a shirt from every club he’s played for

Between 1995 and 2018, the 41-year-old played for 26 clubs in 11 countries.

They include:

1. Defensor (Uruguay), 1995–1996
2. San Lorenzo (Argentina), 1996-1998 and 2000-2001 (loan)
3. Deportivo La Coruna (Spain), 1998-2004
4. Gremio (Brazil), 1998 (loan)
5. Estudiantes Tecos (Mexico), 1999-2000 (loan) and 2004 (loan)
6. Club Nacional (Uruguay), 2001 (loan), 2004-2005, 2013-2015
7. Cruz Azul (Mexico), 2002-2003 (loan)
8. America (Mexico), 2003 (loan)
9. Dorados de Sinaloa (Mexico), 2005-2006
10. Monterrey (Mexico), 2006
11. San Luis (Mexico), 2007
12. Tigres UANL (Mexico), 2007
13. River Plate (Argentina), 2008 (loan) and 2008-2009
14. Beitar Jerusalem (Israel), 2008
15. Real Sociedad (Spain), 2009 (loan)
16. Aris Thessaloniki (Greece), 2009-2010
17. Botafogo Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), 2010-2012
18. Figueirense (Brazil), 2012 (loan)
19. Rosario Central (Argentina), 2013-2014 (loan)
20. SD Aucas (Ecuador), 2015 (loan)
21. Sol de America (Paraguay), 2016
22. Santa Tecla (El Salvador), 2016
23. Bangu Atletico Clube (Brazil), 2017
24. Central Espanol (Uruguay), 2017
25. Puerto Montt (Chile), 2017
26. Audax Club Sportivo Italiano (Chile), 2018.

Abreu also made 70 international appearances for Uruguay including at three Copa America tournaments and two World Cups (Japan/South Korea 2002 and South Africa 2010).

He won the 1995 Copa America with Uruguay.

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