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Pablo Zabaleta

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Pablo

Zabaleta

Minutes played

90

Pass Accuracy

89%

Touches

99

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 49/55
Touches 99
Assists 0
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
Personal
Position Defender
Date of birth 16 January 1985
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height (ft) 5'10"
Weight (st) 12.00
International caps / goals 14 / 0
2015/2016 League Cup
Appearances 7 2
Goals 0 0
Assists 0 0
Passes 84% 82%
Yellow cards 3 0
Red cards 0 0

City on Zabaleta:

Joined City: 31/8/08

Past clubs: San Lorenzo (2002-05), Espanyol (2005-08)

Team honours:

San Lorenzo: Copa Sudamericana (2002)

Espanyol: Copa del Rey (2006)

City: Premier League (2012, 2014), FA Cup (2011), Capital One Cup (2014), Community Shield (2012)

Argentina: FIFA World Youth Championship (2005), Olympic Gold (2008)

Individual honours:

Etihad Player of the Year (2013), Premier League PFA Team of the Year (2013), Etihad Player of the Month (December 2012, January 2013)


Bio: ‘Always be yourself unless you can be Pablo Zabaleta’ is the oft-quoted terrace saying that sums up the standing the Argentine warrior enjoys at the Etihad Stadium.

Passion, desire and commitment epitomise City hero Zaba, who has donated sweat by the bucket load to stadiums across Europe and has literally bled for the cause before being patched up and carrying straight on.

Not short of ability to complement that fighting spirit, his attacking forays from right back are a regular feature of City’s forward threat while his crunching tackles and perfectly-timed interceptions have helped make the defence one of the meanest in the country.

Born in Buenos Aires, the defender began his career with San Lorenzo in Argentina as a midfielder before switching to Espanyol as a 20-year-old, after captaining his country to the FIFA World Youth Championship title in 2005.

Three years and 79 appearances later, City came knocking on Zabaleta’s door – his versatility in midfield and the back line proved invaluable to Mark Hughes and Roberto Mancini.

A regular member of the 2012 title winning side, he wrote his name into the history books by netting his first goal of the season on the final day, scoring the opener on the most dramatic of afternoons against QPR.

Now one of the first names on the teamsheet at right back, the Argentina international has since lifted a second Premier League title and Capital One Cup with City and forever cemented his place in club folklore. 

Latest tweets: @pablo_zabaleta

  • We're going back to Wembley for another final. Thanks to all the Man City fans for the incredible support tonight, you were amazing! @MCFC (13 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • What a fantastic day today! I'm celebrating my 31 birthday and 200 @premierleague appearances with @MCFC. Thanks for all the messages!! 👍 (24 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Happy to be back after a long period without playing. Great team performance to go trough to the next round. Thanks for your support!#FAcup (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2016!!! Health and happiness to you and your family. Cheers 🍾🍾🍾 (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • His first Christmas. I love you Asier!!!🎄🎁🎅🏻❤️ https://t.co/UAEvqANJ3c (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 630: Blue Brothers
  • Some 😍 pics from our Capital One Cup final photo shoot on mcfc.co.uk for your viewing pleasure now!
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  • Wrapping up! 💨❄️🌨 #mcfc
  • And the winner of the first @etihadairways Player of the Month award of 2016 is... #mcfc
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 629: 254 not out
  • Joe Hart is #mcfc's all time leader in @premierleague games. Read more at mcfc.co.uk. Well done Joe 💪👍
  • Group shots, selfies and babies in this week's #wearecity. Thanks @autoreiji, @johnnazree, @john.lidouren and @khuluq666 for the great #mcfc photos!
  • Chopstick challenge! See the full video at #mcfc.co.uk
  • Good morning #mcfc fans.

Enjoy your Year of the Monkey celebrations! 🌛🐒🎇🎆
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 628: A Strong Start
  • Happy Lunar New Year to all of the #mcfc fans across the globe! 🌛🐒🎉🎊🎇🎆
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 627: Out-foxed
  • It's finished City 1-3 Leicester. A bad day at the office for #mcfc. 
Report and reaction of #cityvlcfc to follow on mcfc.co.uk
  • Even El Mago has struggled to weave his magic today. #cityvlcfc #mcfc
  • @lcfc have been on 🔥 in this second half and find themselves three up at the Etihad. #cityvlcfc #mcfc
  • Half-time: can #mcfc manage to find a way back in the second half? #cityvlcfc
  • It's been a tough half so far for the #mcfc attack #cityvlcfc
  • The last line of defence, Joe Hart keeps out a @lcfc attack. Score is 0-1 in favour of the visitors. #cityvlcfc #mcfc
  • It's time. #cityvlcfc #mcfc
  • The big arrival for the big game! #cityvlcfc #mcfc
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  • 🎸 You spin me right round City, right round 🎼 #mcfc #cityvlcfc
  • What a game in prospect! Excited? There's only two hours to go! #mcfc #cityvlcfc
  • Different story last season with today's visitors at the bottom of the table. Today they're top! Big game! How's it going to go? #mcfc #cityvlcfc
  • Are you ready? #cityvlcfc #mcfc
  • Head to #mcfc.co.uk to watch @aguerosergiokun16 and Hart try some traditional Chinese delicacies in Inside City 180! 🎥🐥
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 626: Foxing
  • Limbering up for Leicester! Catch a look at today's training on #mcfc.co.uk now! ⚽️ #cityvlcfc
  • Year of the Monkey 🌛🐒 Head to #mcfc YouTube for the full video!
  • “I was so bored in the last press conference that I tried to make it interesting!” ‪#cityvlcfc‬ ‪#mcfc‬
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