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Ex-Uruguay striker Sebastian 'Loco' Abreu extends world record, joins Brazil's Rio Branco

Sebastian Abreu pictured at the Imperatriz Leopoldinense performance at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival in February 2017.
Loco Abreu is set to join another club.

Former Uruguay international striker Sebastian "El Loco" Abreu is set to play 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 last year set a Guinness world record for the most professional clubs played for when he joined Chilean side Audax Italiano.

The Uruguayan had a brief spell at Audax before joining Chile's Magallanes and is now set to continue his career at Rio Branco after signing a six-month deal.

"The [Rio Branco] nation can get ready to enjoy a good state league campaign," Abreu said of his latest move, before adding: "Let's focus each day to win the title, which is what truly gives joy to [Rio Branco supporters]."

Rio Branco president hailed the move as a "great conquest" for football in the Capixaba region.

The move marks Abreu's fourth experience in Brazil following his previous spells at Botafogo, Figueirense and Bangu.

Nicknamed "El Loco" ("The Madman"), Abreu has played in nine different countries, including his native Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Greece, Paraguay, Chile and El Salvador.

Abreu has also represented Uruguay in two World Cups and helped his country to the 2011 Copa America title.


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