Pablo Sarabia

Pablo Sarabia García (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo saˈɾaβja ɣaɾˈθi.a];[A] born 11 May 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Primeira Liga club Sporting CP, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, and the Spain national team. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a right winger.[3][4]

Pablo Sarabia
2019-07-17 SG Dynamo Dresden vs. Paris Saint-Germain by Sandro Halank–017 (cropped).jpg
Sarabia with Paris Saint-Germain in 2019
Personal information
Full name Pablo Sarabia García
Date of birth (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Madrid, Spain[1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting CP
(on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)
Number 17
Youth career
2000–2004 EFMO Boadilla
2004–2009 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Real Madrid B 49 (15)
2010 Real Madrid 0 (0)
2011–2016 Getafe 131 (10)
2016–2019 Sevilla 101 (26)
2019– Paris Saint-Germain 50 (11)
2021–Sporting CP (loan) 15 (4)
National team
2008 Spain U16 3 (2)
2008–2009 Spain U17 20 (5)
2010 Spain U18 2 (0)
2010–2011 Spain U19 16 (8)
2011–2014 Spain U21 22 (4)
2019– Spain 16 (5)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Spain
UEFA Nations League
Silver medal – second place 2021
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:31, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:16, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

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 over eight seasons. In July 2019, he signed with Paris Saint-Germain.

Sarabia was a former Spanish youth international. He made his senior debut in 2019, representing the side at Euro 2020.

Club careerEdit

Real MadridEdit

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.[3] After appearing for several of its youth teams, he made his debut in Segunda División B against Alcorcón on 3 January 2010.[5] Two weeks later he scored his first goal for Real Madrid Castilla, in a 5–2 home win over Racing de Santander B.[6]

Sarabia was called up by the first team for the first time in December 2010, for a UEFA Champions League home fixture against Auxerre.[7] He was given number 33 and came on as a substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 72nd minute of a 4–0 group stage victory, on the 8th;[8] after his debut, he stated: "This was a tremendous night that I will never forget".[9]

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),[4][10] as the reserves eventually fell short in the promotion playoffs.

GetafeEdit

On 3 July 2011, Sarabia signed a five-year contract with neighbours Getafe for a reported fee of around 3 million, with Real Madrid having the option to buy him back after two years.[11] He scored his first goal in the top flight on 15 September of the following year, but in a 1–4 home loss to Barcelona.[12]

SevillaEdit

Sarabia joined Sevilla on a four-year deal on 9 June 2016, following his team's relegation.[13] He made his competitive debut for his new club on 14 August, playing 36 minutes in the 0–2 home defeat against Barcelona in the first leg of the Supercopa de España.[14]

In the 2018–19 season, Sarabia scored a career-best 12 goals – behind only Wissam Ben Yedder's 18 in the squad – while also providing 13 assists, helping the Andalusians to sixth place.[15]

Paris Saint-GermainEdit

On 2 July 2019, Sarabia signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.[16][17] He scored his first goal in Ligue 1 on 5 October, opening the 4–0 home defeat of Angers and later making two assists.[18]

Sarabia scored the winning penalty in the 2020 Coupe de la Ligue Final against Lyon on 31 July 2020, following a 0–0 draw after 120 minutes.[19] He added six goals in 27 appearances in the domestic league for the runners-up (seven in all competitions).[20]

On 1 September 2021, Sarabia joined Portuguese club Sporting CP on a season-long loan.[21]

International careerEdit

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 all seven games and scoring once as the national side finished in third place.[22] In 2011, he featured as captain in Spain's campaign in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, which ended in conquest.[23]

Sarabia 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,[24] 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.[25] On 15 November, as a late call-up due to others' injuries, he started a 7–0 home rout of Malta in Cádiz and scored his first international goal for the already qualified Spaniards.[26]

On 24 May 2021, Sarabia was included in Luis Enrique's 24-man squad for Euro 2020.[27] He scored a goal in Spain's final group match, a 5–0 win over Slovakia,[28] adding another in their 5–3 extra time victory against Croatia in the round of 16.[29]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 29 December 2021[30]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental[a] Other[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid Castilla 2009–10 Segunda División B 16 3 16 3
2010–11 Segunda División B 33 12 33 12
Total 49 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 15
Real Madrid 2010–11 La Liga 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Getafe 2011–12 La Liga 19 0 1 0 20 0
2012–13 La Liga 13 0 3 1 16 1
2013–14 La Liga 33 1 4 1 37 2
2014–15 La Liga 35 2 5 2 40 4
2015–16 La Liga 31 7 1 0 32 7
Total 131 10 14 4 0 0 0 0 145 14
Sevilla 2016–17 La Liga 34 8 3 2 7 1 2 0 46 11
2017–18 La Liga 34 6 8 2 11 1 0 0 53 9
2018–19 La Liga 33 12 5 1 13 8 1 1 52 22
Total 101 26 16 5 31 10 3 1 151 42
Paris Saint-Germain 2019–20 Ligue 1 21 4 6 7 9 2 4 1 40 14
2020–21 Ligue 1 27 6 5 1 4 0 1 0 37 7
2021–22 Ligue 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Total 50 11 11 8 13 2 5 1 79 22
Sporting CP (loan) 2021–22 Primeira Liga 12 3 2 1 6 2 2 0 22 6
Career total 343 65 43 18 50 13 10 2 446 98

InternationalEdit

As of match played 14 November 2021[31]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2019 3 1
2021 13 4
Total 16 5
As of match played 11 November 2021
Scores and results list Spain's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Sarabia goal.[31]
List of international goals scored by Pablo Sarabia
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 November 2019 Ramón de Carranza, Cádiz, Spain   Malta 4–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
2 23 June 2021 La Cartuja, Seville, Spain   Slovakia 3–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2020
3 28 June 2021 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark   Croatia 1–1 5–3 (a.e.t.) UEFA Euro 2020
4 5 September 2021 Nuevo Vivero, Badajoz, Spain   Georgia 4–0 4–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 11 November 2021 Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece   Greece 1–0 1–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

 
Marco Verratti and Sarabia (right) before a match with PSG in 2020

Sevilla

Paris Saint-Germain

Spain U17

Spain U19

Spain U21

Spain

Individual

  • UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2018–19[40]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, García is pronounced [ɡaɾˈθi.a].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Pablo Sarabia". Eurosport. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Pablo Sarabia". Paris Saint-Germain. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b Siguero, Santiago (9 December 2010). "Sarabia, de Boadilla al cielo" [Sarabia, from Boadilla to the sky]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b Sarabia, goleador talismán (Sarabia, talisman goalscorer) Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 20 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Se rompe la racha del Castilla (Castilla streak ended) Archived 25 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 3 January 2010 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Recital ofensivo del Castilla (5–2) (Castilla attacking festival (5–2)) Archived 20 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 17 January 2010 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Youth teamers Morata and Sarabia make the cut Archived 10 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 7 December 2010
  8. ^ Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; UEFA, 8 December 2010
  9. ^ "My debut is a biproduct of hard work" Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 8 December 2010
  10. ^ Castellanos, Daniel (5 May 2011). "Morata, Sarabia y Joselu, el tridente de oro del Castilla" [Morata, Sarabia and Joselu, Castilla's golden trio] (in Spanish). Defensa Central. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  11. ^ Getafe sign Sarabia from Real; FIFA, 3 July 2011
  12. ^ 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)
  13. ^ "Midfielder Pablo Sarabia joins Sevilla from Getafe on four-year deal". ESPN FC. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "PSG: Real Madridban nevelkedő játékossal erősítettek – hivatalos" [PSG: Player formed at Real Madrid acquired – official]. Nemzeti Sport (in Hungarian). 2 July 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  17. ^ "PSG signs attacking midfielder Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla". USA Today. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  18. ^ Nieto, Sébastien (5 October 2019). "PSG-Angers: «Je voulais marquer depuis un bout de temps», avoue Pablo Sarabia" [PSG-Angers: "I wanted to score for a long time", Pablo Sarabia confesses]. Le Parisien (in French). Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  19. ^ a b "PSG beats Lyon on penalty kicks to win League Cup final". The Washington Post. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  20. ^ MacDonald, Gerard (10 June 2021). "Sarabia et 5 autres joueurs dont le prix pourrait monter en flèche après l'Euro 2020" [Sarabia and 5 other players whose price could sky-rocket after Euro 2020] (in French). Tribuna. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  21. ^ "Pablo Sarabia é leão" [Pablo Sarabia is a lion] (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. 1 September 2021. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  22. ^ a b "Consuelo de bronce" [Bronze consolation]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 15 November 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  23. ^ a b "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.
  24. ^ "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.
  25. ^ "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.
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  29. ^ Sanders, Emma (28 June 2021). "Croatia 3–5 Spain: Spain win after extra time in eight-goal thriller". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
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  35. ^ Tessier, Côme (19 May 2021). "Monaco-PSG en direct: Paris garde sa coupe après une finale presque insipide" [Monaco-PSG live: Paris retain their cup after nearly unsavoury final] (in French). RMC. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
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  40. ^ Aguado, Gonzalo (20 May 2019). "Equipo de la Liga 2018/19" [2018/19 League All-star team] (in Spanish). UEFA. Retrieved 11 September 2019.

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