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Abelardo Fernández

Abelardo Fernandez
Personal information
Full nameAbelardo Fernández Antuña
Date of birthApril 19, 1970(age 46)
Place of birthGijón, Spain
Height1.85 m
Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current clubCandás (coach)

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Abelardo Fernández Antuña -esaβeˈlarðo ferˈnandeθ anˈtuɲa; born 19 April 1970), simply Abelardo, is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a central defender, and a current coach.

A player with good heading and marking ability, he was also known for a distinctive bald head, a style which he adopted from a relatively young age. During his career, he was almost exclusively associated with Sporting de Gijón and FC Barcelona, having amassed totals of 385 La Liga games in 14 seasons (24 goals).

Having won nearly 60 caps for Spain in one full decade, Abelardo represented the nation in two World Cups and as many European Championships.

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