Today's Abelardo Fernández Talking Points
Abelardo Fernández Antuña (Spanish pronunciation: [aβeˈlarðo ferˈnandeθ anˈtuɲa]; born 19 April 1970), known simply as Abelardo, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender, and a current manager.
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 Barcelona, having amassed La Liga totals of 385 games and 24 goals over the course of 14 seasons, and also managed the former for three years.
Having won nearly 60 caps for Spain in one full decade, Abelardo represented the nation in two World Cups and as many European Championships.Close