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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

  • Top work at the @MCFC City Football Academy, @LouieJoyce_. The team need help delivering the away kit, you keen? ✈️🇦🇺 http://t.co/wJ6gKMUHSb (17 days 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 (23 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Loved the @mcfc kit shoot with @petelbmcdonnell. Top guy and wore the shirt with pride! http://t.co/P7hzC1PmtF (28 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)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • Thanks for the warm welcome! 🇩🇪 #cityontour #mcfc
  • Good evening, Stuttgart! 🇩🇪 #cityontour #mcfc
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 471: Here's looking at you, Kun!
  • @stevanj35 has today joined @Inter. Full story now on #mcfc.co.uk. Good luck, Jojo!
  • Off we go again! ✈️ Destination - Stuttgart! #cityontour #mcfc
  • A sunny morning's training before jetting off to Stuttgart. 🌞 #mcfc
  • Once in a #BlueMoon. Pre-order your #mcfc away kit now! mcfc.co.uk/shop
  • @enesunal16 has joined Genk on loan for the next two seasons. Full story on mcfc.co.uk.

Good luck Enes!
  • Look to the skies! There's a #BlueMoon rising tonight!

Find out more about this rare astrological phenomena on #mcfc.co.uk
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 470: Stretch it like Silva!
  • "Vieira knows I am coming back stronger"

@sinanbytyqi75 talks about his first loan spell, coping with injury, his relationship with Vieira and his focus on returning stronger than ever... Read the full interview now on mcfc.co.uk
  • Business time at the CFA today! 💪 #mcfc
  • It's the International Day of Friendship and we're feeling the 💙!
Tag your best #mcfc mate in the comments to spread the love... #friendshipday
  • #TBT: Pablo Zabaleta during his #mcfc debut against Chelsea in September 2008.
  • Look who's back! Our South American boys have returned to Manchester today and there's a picture special on #mcfc.co.uk
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 469: One for the scrapbook
  • The best #cityontour moments in picture form! Check out the gallery on #mcfc.co.uk now!
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 468: Thanks for the memories Australia and Vietnam
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 467: Young guns
  • A job well done in Hanoi as City run out 8-1 winners against Vietnam. Two for Sterling, Silva and Kolarov and one each for Lopes and Pozo. Nice work, lads! #cityontour #mcfc
  • So far so good in Hanoi! City are 4-0 up against Vietnam at the break. Stream the second half on #mcfc.co.uk #cityontour
  • Watch our next #cityontour game for free on #mcfc.co.uk today!
  • It's your last chance to vote for the @etihadairways Player of the Season! Aguero, Hart or Silva - the choice is yours.... Head to mcfc.co.uk to vote now
  • #onthisday in 2011... Not a bad signing, eh? Happy City-versary, Kun! #mcfc
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 466: City in 'Nam
  • From Manchester to Melbourne. What happened when City fan Louie Joyce delivered the new away kit. Gallery on #mcfc.co.uk now!
  • Join us in wishing Gael Clichy a very happy 30th birthday today! 🎂🎈🎉 #mcfc
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 466: Welcome to Vietnam!
  • Relive the best of the action from the MCG.... Highlights from #mcfc v Real Madrid are now showing on mcfc.co.uk
  • Join us in wishing Fernando a very happy 28th birthday today! #mcfc 🎂🎈🎉
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 465: Cast no shadow
  • #Repost @camhumphreys7

I have no words😅💭
  • Despite the result, the lads looked the business in the new away kit at the MCG! Pre-order yours now! #mcfc.co.uk/shop

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