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Pablo Zabaleta Biography

Pablo Javier Zabaleta Girod is an Argentine footballer who plays as a right-back for Manchester City and the Argentina national football team. Zabaleta can operate on both sides of the pitch either as a defender or defensive midfielder, but is predominantly a right sided player. He began his career at Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro in 2002 after progressing through their youth ranks, having been signed at the age of 12 from local club Obras Sanitarias. Zabaleta was transferred to RCD Espanyol in 2005 for €3 million after being Argentina under-20's captain in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, which Argentina won. In 2008, Zabaleta transferred to Premier League club Manchester City where he is among the fans' favourite players. Zabaleta completed a five-year deal with Manchester City on 31 August 2008 for an undisclosed fee. On 1 January 2011, Zabaleta played his 100th game for Manchester City in all competitions, coming off the bench againstBlackpool in a 1–0 win at Eastlands. . On Sunday 13 May Zabaleta scored the first goal in City's dramatic 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers, a result which secured the first league title for the club since 1968. At the age of 14, Zabaleta was called up by Hugo Tocalli to Argentina U-15s. He took part in many youth tournaments, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2003 and 2005. He was also a member of the Gold Medal winning team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, starting at right back and playing all 6 matches.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Pablo Javier Zabaleta Girod
Nationality Argentina
Position Defender
Current Club West Ham
Shirt Number 5
Career
Clubs
West Ham Jul 2017 - Present
Manchester City Aug 2008 - Jun 2017
Reial Deportiu Espanyol Aug 2005 - Jun 2008
CA San Lorenzo Almagro Jul 2002 - Jun 2005
National
Argentina Under 21 Jan 2008 - Aug 2008
Argentina Jan 2005 - Dec 2016
Stats
Clubs
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West Ham
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 9 0 0 4 0 810
Total 9 0 0 4 0 810
Manchester City
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Reial Deportiu Espanyol
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National
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Argentina Under 21
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2008 Beijing Olympics 6 0 0 1 0 570
Total 6 0 0 1 0 570
Argentina
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Pablo Zabaleta Latest News & Articles

EPL 2017/18: Top 5 signings by teams outside the top-six
EPL 2017/18: Top 5 signings by teams outside the top-six
The top six clubs aren't the only ones signing quality players.
6 Premier League dark horses who will challenge for the top six next season
6 Premier League dark horses who will challenge for the top six next season
Here are the 6 teams who possess the quality and experience to upset the Premier League elite next season.
5 signings that could win Manchester City the Premier League
5 signings that could win Manchester City the Premier League
Here are the 5 players who solve problem positions, add depth and provide firepower for Pep Guardiola's City to win the league next season.
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 21st June 2017
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 21st June 2017
A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.
Two revolutions, one city: Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho's summer splurge
Two revolutions, one city: Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho's summer splurge
The capture of Bernardo is the first of a plethora of new players expected to arrive at the city of Manchester, donning both red and blue.
Reports: Real Madrid defender could join a Premier League side this summer
Reports: Real Madrid defender could join a Premier League side this summer
Danilo could end his stay at the Bernabeu with Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich interested in signing the player.
EPL 2016/17, Manchester City 0-0 Manchester United: Player Ratings
EPL 2016/17, Manchester City 0-0 Manchester United: Player Ratings
The Manchester derby ended in acrimonious circumstances as Marouane Fellaini was shown a red card for a headbutt.
Five right-backs Pep Guardiola's Manchester City should target this summer
Five right-backs Pep Guardiola's Manchester City should target this summer
With Sagna and Zabaleta set to leave in the summer, City need strong replacements for the two.
EPL 2016/17: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City, Player Ratings
EPL 2016/17: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City, Player Ratings
Gabriel Jesus put in yet another impressive performance to help his side eke out an all-important win over Swansea City.
Pep Guardiola: Not the "Best" in England yet
Pep Guardiola: Not the "Best" in England yet
Unlike his previous stints in Spain and Germany, England has proven to be a tougher task for Pep Guardiola.
5 of the funniest moments from last week in football
5 of the funniest moments from last week in football
From an entire community that seems to have just woken up to Turkey's hottest meme to haircuts and racing birds, we've got it all covered.
Lionel Messi's 2005 Youth World Cup winning Argentina Squad: Where are they now?
Lionel Messi's 2005 Youth World Cup winning Argentina Squad: Where are they now?
Leo Messi, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Fernando Gago were among those who made it... others were not so lucky
EPL 2016/17: Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur - 5 talking points
EPL 2016/17: Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur - 5 talking points
Spurs equalise as refereeing decisions thwart Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola plans to axe seven players from Manchester City squad in the summer
Pep Guardiola plans to axe seven players from Manchester City squad in the summer
Manchester City have been struggling with inconsistent performances in the Premier League this season.
EPL 2016/17: Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal - Player Ratings
EPL 2016/17: Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal - Player Ratings
Arsenal's fortunes are taking a turn for the worse, while Manchester City go on to enjoy an excellent Christmas break.
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