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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

  • Loved the @mcfc kit shoot with @petelbmcdonnell. Top guy and wore the shirt with pride! http://t.co/P7hzC1PmtF (3 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • thanks a lot to the @MCFC fans for your incredible support during the whole season. We'll be back..." (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Congratulations to @aguerosergiokun for winning the Golden Boots. Deserved it!! http://t.co/9puLzGGpKW (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Thanks for being a role model and a top guy. It was a privilege to have played with you. All the best at @NYCFC http://t.co/favJ2X2H0S (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Very proud of you guys. Well deserved!!! http://t.co/qNtihFBEYh (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 448: The EDS boys are back in town
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 447: Frustration.
  • Wilfried Bony models the new 2015/16 home kit
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 446: Silva in Blue
  • We asked Yaya Toure why he took this free-kick against Fulham instead of Aleks Kolarov in 2013. 
This is what he said.... #mcfc
  • Get up close and personal with the new @nikefootball #MCFC Home Kit on mcfc.co.uk now!
  • Built for Brilliance: Revealing our new 15/16 Home Kit. 
Pre-order now at mcfc.co.uk/shop
  • Joe Hart displays his new 2015/16 goalkeeper’s shirt with Seasoncard holder @LouieJoyce_.
  • Both @w.bony and Cityzen @joedanson will be pulling on the classically designed new home kit at the Etihad this season.
  • Our new @nikefootball 2015/16 home kit unveiled by Pablo Zabaleta and true blue, @PeteLBMcDonnell.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 445: Five Years of Yaya
  • Built for Brilliance: The new #MCFC 2015/16 kit will be revealed tomorrow. Online at mcfc.co.uk/shop #MCFCnewhomekit1516
  • #TBT Yaya Toure celebrates scoring the winner for #MCFC in the 2011 FA Cup Final! 
Where did you watch that day?
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 444: #CanadaDay
  • Good luck to the #Lionesses in the semi-final against Japan.

Your City is behind you! #mcfc #mcwfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 443: Happy anniversary, @21lvaoficial!
  • Five deals which shook the Etihad!

On #mcfc.co.uk now we are reflecting on City's most sensational summer swoops.
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  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 442: Leading by example
  • CityTV caught up with @vincentkompany to see how the skipper's pre-season training is progressing.

See what he had to say on #mcfc.co.uk.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 441: Lionesses' pride
  • Want to know what @eliamangala's matchday routine is? Find out now on #mcfc.co.uk.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 440: The groom
  • Everyone at #mcfc sends best wishes to Joe and Kim Hart. The pair married today in Florence. Many congratulations!

Photo credit: David Pullum (http://www.dpphotography.co.uk) #dpphotography
  • Good luck to the #Lionesses in the quarter final against Canada.

Your City is behind you! #mcfc #mcwfc
  • Built for brilliance. The new #mcfc home kit. 
Revealed 03/07/2015.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 439: Birthday Boy @samnasri8
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  • #TBT: Remember the time... City played Jamaica!? Were you there in May 98? #mcfc
  • #TBT: Come here, you... Mike Summerbee and Joe Mercer celebrate winning the FA Cup in 1969. #mcfc
  • Head to #mcfc.co.uk now to see exclusive, behind-the-scenes images of the Etihad Stadium expansion!
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 437: Best pals
  • Regram @aguerosergiokun16

#VOTEAGUERO to put him on the cover of #FIFA16!

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