Abelardo Fernández Antuña born 19 April 1970), known simply as Abelardo, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender, and the current coach of Sporting de Gijón.
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.
Having won nearly 60 caps for Spain in one full decade, Abelardo represented the nation in two World Cups and as many European Championships.
Date of Birth (Current Age)
Apr 19, 1970 (48)
Place of Birth
Licenses and Qualifications
N/A - AIFF/AFCA/UEFA
Honours and Awards
La Liga - 1997–98, 1998–99 (Player)
Copa del Rey - 1996–97, 1997–98 (Player)
UEFA Super Cup - 1997 (Player)
Summer Olympic Games spain U-23 - 1992 (Player)
Copa Federación de España (Asturias tournament) - 2010 (Coach)
Copa Federación de España (Asturias tournament) - 2011 (Coach)