Sebastian Abreu

Date of birth17 October 1976
Place of birthMinas
NationalityUruguayan
Weight84 kg
Height1.90 m
PositionForward

Nicknamed 'El Loco', he has had a long and illustrious career taking in several countries and for several teams.He began with Defensor Sporting in the domestic league before moving to Argentinean team San Lorenzo in 1996.

He made his debut in the 1996 World Cup qualifying competition but has only been on the fringes of the international team ever since.

His travels continued playing in Brazil for Gremino before moving to Spain and Deportivo La Coruna for the 1998-99 season.

He moved to Mexican club UAG on loan after one season in Spain before going back to San Lorenzo and then Nacional both on loan.

He spent one season at Cruz Azul in Mexico and forced his way back into the World Cup squad in 2002 with two goals against South Korea in February.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Uruguay Copa America
1
1996-97 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2
1
1996-97 Uruguay International Friendly
2
1
1997-98 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1
2
2000-01 Uruguay FIFA World Cup
2
2001-02 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Uruguay International Friendly 4
1
8
2002-03 Uruguay International Friendly 1
1
2003-04 Uruguay International Friendly 1
2005-06 Uruguay International Friendly 4
1
2006-07 Uruguay Copa America 1
3
2
2006-07 Uruguay International Friendly 3
2
3
2007-08 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 4
2
4
2007-08 Uruguay International Friendly 2
2008-09 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1
5
1
2008-09 Uruguay International Friendly 1
2
1
2009-10 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1
7
1
2009-10 Uruguay International Friendly 1
2
2
2010-11 Uruguay Copa America
1
2010-11 Uruguay International Friendly 2
3
2011-12 Uruguay FIFA World Cup
2
2011-12 Uruguay International Friendly
1
2012-13 Uruguay International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Jul 1996 China PR v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Aug 1996 Japan v Uruguay L 5-3 International Friendly
12 Jan 1997 Uruguay v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Feb 1997 Ecuador v Uruguay L 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Apr 1997 Uruguay v Venezuela W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Jun 1997 Uruguay v Venezuela W 2-0 Copa America Group B
16 Nov 1997 Uruguay v Ecuador W 5-3 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Sep 2000 Uruguay v Ecuador W 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Oct 2000 Argentina v Uruguay L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
13 Feb 2002 Uruguay v Korea Republic W 2-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Italy v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
12 May 2002 USA v Uruguay L 2-1 International Friendly
16 May 2002 China PR v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
16 May 2002 China PR v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Uruguay v Denmark L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
06 Jun 2002 France v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Senegal v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
08 Jun 2003 Korea Republic v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
20 Aug 2003 Uruguay v Argentina L 2-3 International Friendly
26 Oct 2005 Mexico v Uruguay L 3-1 International Friendly
21 May 2006 Northern Ireland v Uruguay W 0-1 International Friendly
23 May 2006 Romania v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Serbia and Montenegro v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Egypt v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
27 Sep 2006 Venezuela v Uruguay L 1-0 International Friendly
18 Oct 2006 Uruguay v Venezuela W 4-0 International Friendly
07 Feb 2007 Colombia v Uruguay W 1-3 International Friendly
01 Jun 2007 Australia v Uruguay W 1-2 International Friendly
26 Jun 2007 Peru v Uruguay L 3-0 Copa America Group A
03 Jul 2007 Venezuela v Uruguay D 0-0 Copa America Group A
10 Jul 2007 Brazil v Uruguay L 2-2 (4-5) Copa America Semi-final
14 Jul 2007 Mexico v Uruguay L 3-1 Copa America 3rd place play-off
12 Sep 2007 South Africa v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Oct 2007 Uruguay v Bolivia W 5-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
18 Nov 2007 Uruguay v Chile D 2-2 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
21 Nov 2007 Brazil v Uruguay L 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
06 Feb 2008 Uruguay v Colombia D 2-2 International Friendly
14 Jun 2008 Uruguay v Venezuela D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
17 Jun 2008 Uruguay v Peru W 6-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
20 Aug 2008 Japan v Uruguay W 1-3 International Friendly
10 Sep 2008 Uruguay v Ecuador D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
11 Oct 2008 Argentina v Uruguay L 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
14 Oct 2008 Bolivia v Uruguay D 2-2 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
19 Nov 2008 France v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Libya v Uruguay W 2-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Uruguay v Paraguay W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
01 Apr 2009 Chile v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
06 Jun 2009 Uruguay v Brazil L 0-4 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Jun 2009 Venezuela v Uruguay D 2-2 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
12 Aug 2009 Algeria v Uruguay L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Peru v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
09 Sep 2009 Uruguay v Colombia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
14 Oct 2009 Uruguay v Argentina L 0-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
18 Nov 2009 Uruguay v Costa Rica D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF/CONMEBOL play-off
03 Mar 2010 Switzerland v Uruguay W 1-3 International Friendly
26 May 2010 Uruguay v Israel W 4-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2010 Uruguay v France D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
02 Jul 2010 Uruguay v Ghana W 1-1 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
06 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Uruguay L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
10 Jul 2010 Uruguay v Germany L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
11 Aug 2010 Angola v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 2010 Chile v Uruguay L 2-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 2011 Estonia v Uruguay L 2-0 International Friendly
29 May 2011 Germany v Uruguay L 2-1 International Friendly
23 Jun 2011 Uruguay v Estonia W 3-0 International Friendly
12 Jul 2011 Uruguay v Mexico W 1-0 Copa America Group C
11 Nov 2011 Uruguay v Chile W 4-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
29 Feb 2012 Romania v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 Uruguay v Venezuela D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
15 Aug 2012 France v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.