Rio de Janeiro: Former Uruguay international striker Sebastian Abreu has joined Brazilian non-league club Rio Branco as he extends his professional career to a 26th season. The 42-year-old will represent Rio Branco in the 2019 Espirito Santo state championship after signing a six-month contract, the club said on Thursday. It will be Abreu’s 28th club since he made his senior debut with Uruguay’s Defensor Sporting in 1994. “Fans can look forward to enjoying a great season. I appreciate the affection they have already given me,” Abreu said in a club statement.Abreu is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as having played for more clubs than any other footballer in history. Last year he broke the previous record held by German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel, who represented 25 teams in six continents before retiring in 2011. The former Deportivo La Coruna forward has been capped 70 times for Uruguay’s national team, scoring 20 goals. IANS Also Read: Sports News
The Stormers and Western Province centre/fullback played for the Springboks on three occasions in 2012 and has made 50 Super Rugby appearances, having also represented the Lions.Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has made just two changes for tomorrow night’s Pro12 clash with Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park. The first change is seen in the half-backs with Ian Keatley coming in to partner Duncan Williams. The final change is at full back where Andrew Conway makes his first appearance of the season.Tipperary’s Dave Foley and Tommy O’Donnell have retained their places.Returning international CJ Stander is named among the replacements, as is Nenagh native Donncha Ryan. The Ireland winger and full-back sustained the injury in their win over Scarlets last weekend in the PRO12.Zebo will be joined on the sidelines by hooker Kevin O’Byrne who is out for three months with an elbow injury.Meanwhile, Jaco Taute joins the province on a four month loan basis, subject to being granted a valid work permit.