| Montevideo, Uruguay|
| Nelson Javier Abeijón Pessi|
(1973-07-21) July 21, 1973 (age 43)
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).
Nelson Abeijón Wikipedia
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. in July he signed a 2-year contract.
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. He earned a total number of 23 caps for his native country, scoring two goals.