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Pablo Zabaleta

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Pablo

Zabaleta

Minutes played

90

Pass Accuracy

92%

Touches

80

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 47/51
Touches 80
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 16 3
Goals 0 0
Assists 1 0
Passes 84% 80%
Yellow cards 4 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

  • Proud to have reached 300th appearances with @MCFC https://t.co/KjH5A5Xa3I (9 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • What a day and what a night!!! Well done boys . History was made today @MCFC @ChampionsLeague 👏👏 https://t.co/JlT1bX0MuO (20 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • 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 (more than a month 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!! 👍 (more than a month 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)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 688: Super six
  • Three great backdrops and a duck face... 😆 
Thanks to @willysanjaya925, @kathrynannewatson83, @ekoputra11 and @gunino23 for the snaps! #wearecity #mcfc
  • "Our aim is to win the @championsleague." Read @eliamangala's preview of #realvcity on #mcfc.co.uk
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 687: Star in the making
  • It's finished 4-2 to Southampton after a poor #mcfc display. Two more goals for @kelechi72 though! #saintsvcity
  • @joehartofficial certainly enjoyed Iheanacho's first half header but the Saints lead 3-1 now. Can #mcfc find a way back? #saintsvcity
  • It's 2-1 to our hosts at half-time but @kelechi72's late header gives cause for hope. #saintsvcity #mcfc
  • We are OFF at #saintsvcity! #CMONCITY #mcfc
  • Here's how #mcfc line up today for #saintsvcity! #CMONCITY
  • Let's keep pushing! #CMONCITY #saintsvcity #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 686: Nice try!
  • View the highlights from a busy - and snowy - week behind-the-scenes at #mcfc with Inside City 🎥⚽❄
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 685: Our Kev
  • We're going to be without these two on Sunday at #saintsvcity but @samnasri8 is in the squad. #mcfc #CMONCITY
  • Have a great weekend, City fans! #fridayfeeling #mcfc #CMONCITY
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 684: Hands up high
  • From the FA Youth Cup final to the @uefachampionsleague semi-final in 364 days.

Read "The Rise and Rise of @kelechi72" on #mcfc.co.uk now!
  • #ThrowBackThursday to our last @premierleague outing at St Mary's... City put on a 3-0 performance! #mcfc #TBT
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 683: We'll bounce back. #FAYouthCup
  • "Blue through and through" is the message from @menelikwatson71 and #GlobalCityFans in LA! Watch now on #mcfc YouTube! ✈️🇺🇸
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 682: Keeping the dream alive
  • That's all. It's ended 0-0. We head to Madrid! #CMONCITY #mcfc #cityvreal
  • A great game so far. Who will break the deadlock? It's still 0-0. #CMONCITY #mcfc  #cityvreal
  • Thirty minutes into the match and it's been a physical, high-tempo battle for both teams. The score is 0-0... #CMONCITY #cityvreal #mcfc
  • The moment we've all been waiting for is now! #mcfc #CMONCITY #cityvreal
  • Here's how City line up tonight! #cityvreal #mcfc #CMONCITY
  • The moment we've been waiting for is finally here! Dare to Dream. #CMONCITY
  • #GlobalCityFans is back tomorrow. We find out why Los Angeles' biggest Blues fell in love with #MCFC
  • Nervousness? Excitement? Tonight's the night! Dare to dream. #CMONCITY #cityvreal #mcfc
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 681: Dare to Dream
  • Help turn the dream into a reality! Share the love, passion and emotion for #cityvreal using #CMONCITY!
  • Dare to Dream... Tomorrow, the dream becomes a reality! #CMONCITY
  • It will be BIG. One day to go... Dare to Dream! #CMONCITY

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