Abréu: A World Record

Uruguayan striker Sebastian Abreu is now a Guinness World Record holder, as the player who has played for the highest number teams, ever. After signing a contract at the Chilean club Audax Italiano on Tuesday. Audax will be the 26th club in his career.

 A new world record for the colorful striker. Abreu (AFP)

A new world record for the colorful striker. Abreu (AFP)

'El Loco' Abreu, 41, will surpass the record of 25 teams he shared with the retired German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel (44 years old). Tulio Maravilha from Brazil also has played for almost 30 teams, but not all of them were professionals.

"Audax Italiano will be my next club for the 2018 season, that we will play La Liga, Copa Chile and Sudamericana ahead," Abreu announced on his Twitter account.

Abreu not only breaks the Guinness World Record in transfers and signings, but when competing in the Copa Sudamericana 2018, he will have 17 participations in tournaments organized by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), another record.

"On January 9 we'll begin the preseason, with great hope and dreams. Forza Audax", added the veteran striker.

Abreu had reached the record of 25 teams when he signed for the team also Deportes Puerto Montt of the first division B, in which he scored 11 goals becoming one of the scorers of the season.

Throughout his career, the 1.90m forward has scored more than 400 goals, after starting his journey in 1994 at Defensor Sporting of Uruguay.

Abreu played in teams such as Nacional de Uruguay - of which he is a fan- Deportivo La Coruña from Spain, San Lorenzo and River Plate of Argentina, Tecos, América, Cruz Azul and Tigres de México, Aucas of Ecuador, Beitar Jerusalem from Israel, Botafogo and Bangú of Brazil, Sol de America of Paraguay, Santa Tecla of El Salvador, and in Chile, in Puerto Montt and now Audax Italiano.

Abreu also played in the Uruguayan national team in Japan and South Korea World Cup 2002 and South Africa 2010 as well as three Copa America with the Celesete, winning the 2011 played in Argentina.

Audax Italiano will play in the first phase of the South American on April 12 against Botafogo, a Brazilian team in which Abreu is a legend.