QuickCheck: Is there a footballer that has played for more clubs than the Guinness World Record holder?


THE Guiness Book of Records is considered by many to be the definitive listing of world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Currently, former Uruguay international Sebastian 'El Loco' Abreu holds the Guinness World Record for playing in the most clubs - a whopping 31 throughout his career.

But is there someone out there who has played for more clubs than Abreu?

Verdict:

TRUE

Jefferson Lee Louis is a footballer who has played for 41 different clubs throughout his over 20-year career.

The 43-year-old is still playing and last year signed with his 41st club, North Leigh, as a striker.

Louis made his debut for Risborough Rangers in 1996. The journeyman has played in the English Football League for Oxford United, Bristol Rovers, and Mansfield Town.

He would play for a remarkable six clubs in 2005 alone – Woking, Bristol Rovers, Hemel Hempstead, Lewes, Worthing, and Stevenage Borough.

As if playing in various clubs in the UK wasn’t enough, he also won an international cap for Dominica international in 2010.

Despite defining the term journeyman the one who was actually inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2018 for this is Sebastian Abreu.

Although he played for fewer clubs than Louis, Abreu, throughout his 26-year playing career, had a more illustrious resume in comparison to the latter.

From Defensor in Uruguay to Audax Italiano in Chile, Abreu who announced his retirement last year had played in 11 different countries, including Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Greece, Paraguay, Ecuador, Chile, and El Salvador

The striker also had the opportunity to play against the world's biggest names, including the late Diego Armando Maradona in 1997.

To top it off, he has also represented Uruguay in two World Cups and helped his country to the 2011 Copa America title.

References:

1. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/5467699/jefferson-louis-journeyman-footballer/

2. https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2018/1/the-full-career-of-the-footballer-whos-played-for-26-clubs-in-11-countries-508066

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