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A 40-year-old Uruguayan striker has equalled a world transfer record

Sebastian Abreu joined his 25th club when he moved to Deportes Puerto Montt, equalling Lutz Pfannenstiel's record

To earn the nickname El Loco you’ve got to be a bit of a maverick.

At the age of 40 Sebastian Abreu has signed for his 25th club, equalling the world record set by German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel.

He’s probably got quite good at that by now

He’s probably got quite good at that by now

In a scene that Abreu has probably become all too familiar with by now the former Uruguay international striker was presented to the media as a Deportes Puerto Montt player.

He’ll be playing his football at the Regional de Chinquihue in the second division of Chilean football.

We won’t talk you through his entire career, as that would take all day, but Abreau has played in ten different countries, which gives you a flavour of his jet-setting ways.

How long is a piece of string?

How long is a piece of string?

This year alone he’s played in Brazil, for Bangu, Argentina, with Central Espanol and now Chile.

As you’d expect with a player who’s been about as much as Abreu has, the Uruguayan has lifted a fair bit of silverware throughout his career.

He’s won league titles with San Lorenzo, Nacional, River Plate, Botafogo and Santa Tecla as well as picking up the Copa America with Uruguay.

Now THAT’S a wikipedia page

Now THAT’S a wikipedia page

His finest moment in a Uruguay shirt came when he scored the decisive penalty in the shooutout against Ghana during the 2010 World Cup.

The game will always be remembered for Luis Suarez’s handball, but with the whole of the world watching Abreu dinked his penalty past Richard Kingson.

Now he’ll be looking for that next move, which will take him past Pfannenstiel as the world’s most transferred footballer.

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