Pablo Sarabia García (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo saˈɾaβja ɣaɾˈθi.a];[a] born 11 May 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Spanish national team. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a right winger.
Sarabia with Paris Saint-Germain in 2019
|Full name||Pablo Sarabia García|
|Date of birth||11 May 1992|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2009–2011||Real Madrid B||49||(15)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2019
After playing youth football with Real Madrid he went on to represent Getafe and Sevilla in La Liga, amassing totals of 232 matches and 36 goals during eight seasons. In 2019, he signed with Paris Saint-Germain.
Born in Madrid, Sarabia played in the Escuela de Fútbol Madrid Oeste de Boadilla del Monte football academy until 2004, when Real Madrid signed him at the age of 12. After appearing for several of its youth teams he made his professional debut in Segunda División B against AD Alcorcón, on 3 January 2010. Two weeks later he scored his first goal for Real Madrid Castilla, in a 5–2 home win against Racing de Santander B.
In December 2010, Sarabia was called up by the first team for the first time, for a UEFA Champions League home fixture against AJ Auxerre. He was given number 33 and came on as a substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 72nd minute of a 4–0 group stage win, on the 8th; after his debut, he stated: "This was a tremendous night that I will never forget".
In his second season with Castilla, manager Alberto Toril assigned Sarabia a greater role in the team, moving him from his usual winger position to attacking midfielder. He responded by scoring 12 goals in the league, third in the squad behind Joselu and Álvaro Morata (14 apiece), as the reserves eventually fell short in the promotion playoffs.
On 3 July 2011, Sarabia signed a five-year contract with neighbours Getafe CF for a reported fee of around €3 million, with Real Madrid having the option to buy him back after two years. He scored his first goal in the top flight on 15 September of the following year, but in a 1–4 home loss to FC Barcelona.
On 9 June 2016, following his team's relegation, Sarabia joined Sevilla FC on a four-year deal. He made his competitive debut for his new club on 14 August, playing 36 minutes in the 0–2 home defeat against Barcelona for the first leg of the Supercopa de España.
In 2008, Sarabia earned his first cap for the Spain under-16 team. He appeared with the under-17s at the 2009 FIFA World Cup in Nigeria, playing in all seven games and scoring once as the national side finished in third place.
In 2011, Sarabia featured as captain in Spain's campaign in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, which ended in conquest. He was called up to the full side by manager Robert Moreno on 30 August 2019 for two UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Romania and Faroe Islands, making his debut in the former match in a 2–1 away victory after replacing Dani Ceballos in the 77th minute; later, he spoke of his "pride" in having achieved this.
- As of match played on 3 August 2019
|Real Madrid Castilla||2009–10||16||3||—||—||—||16||3|
- Sarabia, de Boadilla al cielo (Sarabia, from Boadilla to the sky); Marca, 9 December 2010 (in Spanish)
- Sarabia, goleador talismán (Sarabia, talisman goalscorer) Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 20 February 2011 (in Spanish)
- Se rompe la racha del Castilla (Castilla streak ended); Real Madrid CF, 3 January 2010 (in Spanish)
- Recital ofensivo del Castilla (5–2) (Castilla attacking festival (5–2)); Real Madrid CF, 17 January 2010 (in Spanish)
- Youth teamers Morata and Sarabia make the cut Archived 10 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 7 December 2010
- Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; UEFA, 8 December 2010
- "My debut is a biproduct of hard work" Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 8 December 2010
- "Morata, Sarabia y Joselu, el tridente de oro del Castilla" [Morata, Sarabia and Joselu, Castilla's golden trio] (in Spanish). Defensa Central. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Getafe sign Sarabia from Real; FIFA, 3 July 2011
- Getafe 1–4 Barcelona: Los culés se curan del ‘Virus’ a base de goles (Getafe 1–4 Barcelona: Culés heal from ‘Virus’ with goals); Goal, 15 September 2012 (in Spanish)
- "Midfielder Pablo Sarabia joins Sevilla from Getafe on four-year deal". ESPN FC. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- "0–2. Luis Suárez y Munir le ponen la Supercopa de cara al Barcelona" [0–2. Luis Suárez and Munir make Barcelona all but win Supercup] (in Spanish). EFE. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- "Ben Yedder y Sarabia, en el top 10 de participación en goles de LaLiga Santander 18/19" [Ben Yedder and Sarabia, in LaLiga Santander 18/19 goal setting's top 10] (in Spanish). Sevilla FC. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- "PSG: Real Madridban nevelkedő játékossal erősítettek – hivatalos" [PSG: Player formed at Real Madrid acquired – official] (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
- "PSG signs attacking midfielder Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla". USA Today. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- "Consuelo de bronce" [Bronze consolation]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 15 November 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
- "Crónica del República Checa-España, 2–3" [Czech Republic-Spain match report, 2–3] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 1 August 2011. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "OFICIAL | Convocatoria para los encuentros clasificatorios frente a Rumanía e Islas Feroe" [OFFICIAL | Callup for qualifying matches against Romania and Faroe Islands] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
- "DESDE DENTRO | Así vivió Pablo Sarabia su debut con la Selección española" [FROM THE INSIDE | This was how Pablo Sarabia lived his debut with the Spanish national team] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
- "Pablo Sarabia". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
- "Mbappé and Di Maria earn PSG first 2019–20 trophy". Ligue 1. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
- "Los campeones de 'la rojita' aseguran el futuro de la selección" ['La rojita' champions confirm future for national team]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). 18 June 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
- "Equipo de la Liga 2018/19" [2018/19 League All-star team] (in Spanish). UEFA. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.