Nelson Abeijón

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Nelson Abeijón
Personal information
Full name Nelson Javier Abeijón Pessi
Date of birth (1973-07-21) July 21, 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Nacional 81 (9)
1997–1998 Racing Santander 30 (2)
1998–2006 Cagliari 154 (11)
2003–2004 Como (loan) 10 (1)
2006–2007 Atalanta 5 (0)
2008 River Plate 2 (0)
National team
1994–2003 Uruguay 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2008 season.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2003
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Abeijón and the second or maternal family name is Pessi.

Nelson Javier Abeijón Pessi (born July 21, 1973 in Montevideo) is a retired Uruguayan footballer. He is nicknamed Abe or Abeja, due to his last name similarity with the word abeja (Spanish for bee).

Playing career[edit]


He started his career in 1994 with nacional (winning one minor title championship). His role as a holding midfield player and his tough approach of the game made him very popular among his fans. He eventually left the team in the season 1997-1998 when he played in Spain La Liga with Racing de Santander. In August 1998 Abeijón moved to Italian Serie A and then Serie B with Cagliari and Como. In the summer of 2006 he was transferred to Atalanta. During his career he played 282 matches and scored 23 goals.

Abeijón left for Como in 2003 but in January 2004 returned to Cagliari.[1] in July he signed a 2-year contract.[2]


Abeijón made his debut for the Uruguay national football team on October 19, 1994 in a friendly match against Peru (0-1 win) in the Estadio Nacional José Díaz in Lima, Peru.[3] He earned a total number of 23 caps for his native country, scoring two goals.


  1. ^ "ABEIJON FIRMA PER IL CAGLIARI". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 15 January 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ufficializzati i contratti di Gobbi e Abeijon". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 15 July 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. ^ RSSSF

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