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Zabaleta

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Pablo

Zabaleta

Minutes played

90

Pass Accuracy

90%

Touches

62

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 36/40
Touches 62
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
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 0 0
Goals 0 0
Assists 0 0
Passes 0% 0
Yellow cards 0 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

  • What a great win for @MCFC away from home today. Well done boys!!!! 👍👍👍 (5 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Great to see my friend @salvatoredimai1 again and enjoy his lovely Italian food at @Rosanero_ Sei grande!!! http://t.co/sQtFot7jGB (21 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Top work at the @MCFC City Football Academy, @LouieJoyce_. The team need help delivering the away kit, you keen? ✈️🇦🇺 http://t.co/wJ6gKMUHSb (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Keen for a session at @MCFC whilst we’re away, @PeteLBMcDonnell? @NikeUK will drop you a DM with all the info. http://t.co/LHX8TOKzYv (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Loved the @mcfc kit shoot with @petelbmcdonnell. Top guy and wore the shirt with pride! http://t.co/P7hzC1PmtF (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

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Read his thoughts on #mcfc.co.uk now!
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  • Manuel Pellegrini confirms @w.bony will miss tomorrow's game with @watfordfcofficial as the striker has sustained a cut on his leg. #mcfc #cityvwatford
  • #Repost @nicolasotamendi30
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  • Nominate the Etihad Stadium for Marketing Manchester's Home of Sport Award by posting a photo of #mcfc's home using the tag #HomeofSport!
  • @aguerosergiokun16 is set to be reunited with his former @atleticodemadrid boss Quique Sanchez Flores when City face @watfordfcofficial tomorrow. #mcfc
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 497: @touzanitv in the house!
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  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 496: Smile like you mean it.
  • The revamped Legends Lounge at the Etihad Stadium was opened at the Chelsea game by these #mcfc greats. Check out the awesome Blue Moon sculpture!
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  • Check out #mcfc.co.uk now for exclusive, behind-the-scenes snaps from today's training session!
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  • City in Jakarta! 🌏

The fifth episode of #globalcityfans is now live on our YouTube channel! (cc. @EtihadAirways and @WillGreenwood) #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 494: Happy Anniversary @samnasri8!
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  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 493: Perfection
  • What about that no-look pass from Yaya for the second goal!? Ridiculous! #evertonvcity
  • Three in a row! City equal club record of nine-successive wins with a 2-0 victory over Everton. #evertonvcity
  • Kick-off is minutes away... Come on City!!! #cityview #evertonvcity
  • An unchanged line-up for City at Everton today. Follow updates live in our Match Day Centre on #mcfc.co.uk now!
  • @fernandinho_25 scored at Goodison last time we were here.

What happens today? #evertonvcity
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  • Match day! Six hours to go until #evertonvcity... How are we feeling this morning? #MCFC

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