Mathías Abero

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Mathías Abero
Personal information
Full name Mathías Nicolás Abero Villan
Date of birth (1990-04-09) 9 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Atlético de Rafaela
Number 16
Youth career
2005–2009 Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Nacional 18 (3)
2010–2011 Racing Montevideo (loan) 31 (1)
2012–2015 Bologna 21 (1)
2013–2014 Avellino (loan) 2 (0)
2015–2016 Nacional 8 (1)
2016– Atlético de Rafaela 0 (0)
National team
2007 Uruguay U17 3 (0)
2011 Uruguay U-22 5 (2)
2012 Uruguay U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 January 2016.

Mathías Nicolás Abero Villan (born 9 April 1990) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Argentine Primera División club Atlético de Rafaela, as a left back.

Club career[edit]


Born in Montevideo, Abero began his career as a youth player for Nacional.[citation needed] He made his first-team debut on 13 June 2009 in a 0–3 league loss to Central Español. This was his only appearance in 2008–09 season.[1] Nacional eventually won the league.[2]

In July he made three league appearances for Nacional and in January he was loaned to Racing Montevideo.[1][3] He made his debut for Racing on 20 February in a 0–3 league loss to Cerrito. He ended the 2009–10 with six league appearances for Racing. In the next season Abero made 25 appearances and scored one goal (on 7 May 20111 in a 6–0 win over Danubio.[1]

In June 2011 Abero returned to Nacional.[3] On 9 October in a 3–0 win over Rentistas he scored his first goal for Nacional. Abero ended the 2011–12 with 17 appearances and three goals.[1] He also won his second league title with Nacional.[2]


On 19 July 2012 he signed with a Serie A side Bologna.[4]

International career[edit]

Abero was part of the Uruguay U-17 squad that participated in the 2007 South American Under-17 Football Championship

In 2011, he was called by Juan Verzeri to participate in the Uruguay U-22 squad for the 2011 Pan American Games. In this tournament he scored twice, one goal against Trinidad and Tobago and one against the Mexican selection.

On 25 April 2012, he played an international match for Uruguay U-23 against Egypt U-23 in Paysandú.

Abero is also eligible to play for Italy because he has an Italian passport and because of his Italian ancestry.[4]





  1. ^ a b c d "Mathias Abero". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Uruguay – List of champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Fútbol : Mathías Abero" (in Spanish). FootballDatabase. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Bologna swoop for Nacional defender Abero". 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 

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