09 Feb Abreu joins 30th profession membership Athletic Membership MG at age 44
Abreu, 44, made his senior debut with Uruguay’s Defensor Sporting in 1994 and set a Guinness world record for the most professional clubs played for when he joined Chilean side Audax Italiano in 2017 to mark 26.
“How do I feel physically? Let the ball roll and see,” Abreu said during his unveiling. “The commitment and will is there. If I am on the field it is because I have the conditions, but the most important thing was what the coach said when he did a scout evaluation, looking at the 90-minute tapes and seeing that I can help Athletic.”
South America’s football governing body, CONMEBOL, congratulated Abreu, on Twitter and wrote: “Sebastian “El Loco” Abreu positively thinks huge and breaks his personal file, now at 44 signing for his 30th team Athletic Membership de Minas Gerais.”
Athletic Membership MG have been just lately promoted to the First Division of the Mineiro Championship after a 51-year wait.
Abreu, who had not seen motion since final yr, when he was on the books of Uruguay outfit Boston River as a player-coach, determined to return to the pitch after Athletic firmly expressed their want to signal him.
“They’d already needed me final yr nevertheless it did not work out,” Abreu mentioned. “When the membership was promoted for the primary time in 51 years to play within the first division of the state competitors, they referred to as me and mentioned that they nonetheless had the identical want to need to convey me in. That is elementary as a result of I don’t underestimate my situations, however after I see individuals who consider as I consider [in myself], it was important for me to be right here right now.”
It’s Abreu’s fifth expertise in Brazil following his earlier spells at Botafogo, Figueirense, Bangu and Rio Branco.
Nicknamed “El Loco” (“The Madman”), Abreu has performed in 11 totally different international locations, together with Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Greece, Paraguay, Ecuador, Chile and El Salvador.
Abreu has additionally represented Uruguay in two World Cups and helped his nation to the 2011 Copa America title.