Pablo Díaz (footballer, born 1971)

Pablo Javier Díaz Stalla (born 5 August 1971) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back.

Pablo Díaz
Personal information
Full name Pablo Javier Díaz Stalla
Date of birth (1971-08-05) 5 August 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Right back
Youth career
1988–1990 Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 Sporting Gijón B 7 (0)
1990–1998 Sporting Gijón 214 (4)
1998–2004 Zaragoza 122 (2)
Total 343 (6)
National team
1991 Spain U19 3 (0)
1991–1993 Spain U21 4 (0)
1991 Spain U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a Spanish father who moved to the country in search of work, and an Argentine mother,[1] Díaz played professionally in Spain, amassing La Liga totals of 330 games and six goals over the course of 13 seasons for Sporting de Gijón and Real Zaragoza.[2] He made his debut in the competition with the former on 23 September 1990, coming on as a late substitute in a 3–1 home win against Athletic Bilbao, and scored his first league goal in the following campaign, against the same rival and also at the El Molinón (3–2 victory).[3]

In the summer of 1998, after the Asturians' top-flight relegation, Díaz signed for Zaragoza, remaining with the club until his retirement at the age of 32.




  1. ^ Robledo, Víctor Manuel (16 May 2017). "La vida entre dos tierras del exrojiblanco Pablo" [Life between two lands of former red-and-white Pablo]. El Comercio (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ Cabranes, Ángel (26 February 2011). "Corazón rojiblanco y pasado maño" [Red-and-white heart and maño past]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ "El Sporting no vence al Athletic en El Molinón desde 1991" [Sporting do not beat Athletic at the El Molinón since 1991]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 10 March 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  4. ^ Ortego, Enrique (1 July 2001). "Zaragoza, no hay quinta Copa mala" [Zaragoza, no such thing as a bad fifth Cup]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  5. ^ Hall, Andy (18 March 2004). "Galletti gives Zaragoza glory". UEFA. Retrieved 7 July 2014.

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