A strong tackler, balanced runner and dangerous counter-attacker, the South African has firmly established himself as Clermont's first-choice full-back in times.
He earned his first England cap against his home country in June 2007. He was capped again against France in August 2007, but narrowly missed out on a place in England's 30-man World Cup squad that autumn.
Some fine performances since then have seen him rewarded with call ups for the England Saxons from 2008-2011, and his impressive performances in the Churchill Cup victory in 2010 resulted in him being named the Player of the Tournament.
He made the move to Clermont in 2014 after a highly successful career at Bath which saw him earn 207 caps for the English side, during an eight-year spell.
After a string of impressive performances for Clermont in the 2014/2015 Champions Cup, Abendanon was awarded 2015 European player of the year.
In October 2017, Abendanon signed on with Clermont for a further two season until 2020, with an option for another season.
|2014 - present|
|2007 - 2011|
|2005 - 2014|