Crazy Sebastian Abreu He will end his career as a professional footballer this Friday in the match where his team, South America, will face Liverpool for the fifth date of the Apertura Tournament. “This is the right time,” the forward assured ESPN Uruguay.
“This Friday I am leaving the professional activity, against Liverpool the curtain is lowered”commented the player who made his debut in the First Division on Sunday, June 4, 1995, entering the second half at Defensor Sporting, curiously facing the Negriazul team, who will also be Loco’s last rival team.
Abreu added: “After 26 years I made a decision with conviction obviously, understanding that it is the right moment, being active, playing first, current, I think it is the way, the team is well, it is the right time.”
The forward born in Minas on October 17, 1976 had joined the South America training sessions on March 30 after a stint at Athletic Club Futebol de São João del Rei (Brazil). With the mailbox team, and being led by the Argentine Claudio Biaggio, he has played the last three games entering the second half against Villa Española, Nacional and Cerrito.
After defending 31 clubs throughout his career, Abreu will end an extensive career, full of goals and indelible images, perhaps the highest point in that sense being his penalty shot against Ghana to qualify with the Uruguayan National Team to the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
With the Celeste, Loco played 70 games, scored 26 goals, participated in two World Cups (2002 and 2010), and was champion of the Copa América in Argentina 2011.
The last game of Loco will be played this Friday from 3:00 p.m. at the Belvedere Stadium, the scene where Uruguay used the light blue jersey for the first time in its history. Even on the wall of the visiting tribune for this reason is written the phrase “Uruguayan football was born here. August 15, 1910 ”. Starting at five in the afternoon this Friday, the same field will also be where Loco Washington Sebastián Abreu Gallo was a professional footballer for the last time.