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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. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a right winger.[1][2]

Pablo Sarabia
Pablo Sarabia 2017.jpg
Sarabia with Sevilla in 2017
Personal information
Full name Pablo Sarabia García
Date of birth (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 19
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 0 (0)
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 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:48, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

After playing youth football with Real Madrid he played for the club's reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla, but never became a regular first team player. He then spent five seasons with La Liga clubs Getafe and three with Sevilla. In 2019, he signed with Ligue 1's Paris Saint-Germain.

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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.[1] After appearing for several of its youth teams he made his professional debut in Segunda División B against AD Alcorcón, on 3 January 2010.[3] Two weeks later he scored his first goal for Real Madrid Castilla, in a 5–2 home win against Racing de Santander B.[4]

On 8 December 2010, Sarabia appeared for the first team for the first time, for a UEFA Champions League home fixture against AJ Auxerre.[5] 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.[6] After his debut, he stated: "This was a tremendous night that I will never forget".[7]

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),[2][8] as the reserves eventually fell short in the promotion playoffs.

GetafeEdit

On 3 July 2011, Sarabia signed a five-year contract with Madrid neighbours Getafe CF for a reported fee of around 3 million, with Real Madrid having the option to buy him back after two years.[9] 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.[10]

SevillaEdit

On 9 June 2016, following his team's relegation, Sarabia joined Sevilla FC on a four-year deal.[11] 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.[12]

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

Paris Saint-GermainEdit

On 2 July 2019, Sarabia signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain FC.[14][15]

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 in all seven games and scoring once as the national side finished in third place.

In 2011, Sarabia featured as captain in the under-19 team's campaign in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, which Spain won.

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played on 16 June 2019[16]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid Castilla 2009–10 16 3 16 3
2010–11 33 12 33 12
Total 49 15 49 15
Real Madrid 2010–11 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 ="2"|— 1 0
Getafe 2011–12 19 0 1 0 20 0
2012–13 13 0 3 1 16 1
2013–14 33 1 4 1 37 2
2014–15 35 2 5 2 40 4
2015–16 31 7 1 0 32 7
Total 131 10 14 4 145 14
Sevilla 2016–17 34 8 3 2 7 1 2 0 46 11
2017–18 34 6 8 2 11 1 0 0 53 9
2018–19 33 12 5 1 13 8 1 1 52 22
Total 101 26 16 5 31 10 3 1 151 42
Career total 281 51 30 9 32 10 3 1 346 71

HonoursEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sarabia, de Boadilla al cielo (Sarabia, from Boadilla to the sky); Marca, 9 December 2010 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ a b Sarabia, goleador talismán (Sarabia, talisman goalscorer) Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 20 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Se rompe la racha del Castilla (Castilla streak ended); Real Madrid CF, 3 January 2010 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Recital ofensivo del Castilla (5–2) (Castilla attacking festival (5–2)); Real Madrid CF, 17 January 2010 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Youth teamers Morata and Sarabia make the cut Archived 10 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 7 December 2010
  6. ^ Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; UEFA, 8 December 2010
  7. ^ "My debut is a biproduct of hard work" Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 8 December 2010
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ Getafe sign Sarabia from Real; FIFA, 3 July 2011
  10. ^ 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)
  11. ^ "Midfielder Pablo Sarabia joins Sevilla from Getafe on four-year deal". ESPN FC. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "PSG signs attacking midfielder Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla". USA Today. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Pablo Sarabia". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2014.

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