Pablo Sarabia

Pablo Sarabia García (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo saˈɾaβja ɣaɾˈθi.a];[a] born 11 May 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Spain national team. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a right winger.[2][3]

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 28)[1]
Place of birth Madrid, Spain[1]
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position(s) 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 31 (6)
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)
2019– Spain 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:36, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 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 over eight seasons.

Sarabia was a former Spanish youth international. He made his full debut in 2019.

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

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.[6] 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;[7] after his debut, he stated: "This was a tremendous night that I will never forget".[8]

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),[3][9] as the reserves eventually fell short in the promotion playoffs.

GetafeEdit

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.[10] 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.[11]

SevillaEdit

On 9 June 2016, following his team's relegation, Sarabia joined Sevilla FC on a four-year deal.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14]

Paris Saint-GermainEdit

On 2 July 2019, Sarabia signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain FC.[15][16] He scored his first goal in Ligue 1 on 5 October, opening the 4–0 home defeat of Angers SCO and later making two assists.[17]

Sarabia scored the winning penalty in the 2020 Coupe de la Ligue Final against Olympique Lyonnais on 31 July 2020, following a 0–0 draw after 120 minutes.[18]

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;[19] in 2011, he featured as captain in Spain's campaign in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, which ended in conquest.[20]

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,[21] 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.[22] 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.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played on 20 November 2020[24]
Club Season League Cup Continental[b] Other[c] 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 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 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 2
Total 31 6 6 7 12 2 4 1 51 16
Career total 312 57 36 16 44 12 7 2 383 84

InternationalEdit

As of match played 15 November 2019[25]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2019 3 1
Total 3 1

International goalsEdit

As of match played 15 November 2019 (Spain score listed first, score column indicates score after each Sarabia goal)[25]
International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
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

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Sevilla

Paris Saint-Germain

InternationalEdit

Spain U21

Spain U19

Spain U17

IndividualEdit

  • UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2018–19[31]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, García is pronounced [ɡaɾˈθi.a].
  2. ^ Appearances and goals in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances and goals in Supercopa de España, Trophée des Champions and Coupe de la Ligue

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Pablo Sarabia". Eurosport. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b Sarabia, goleador talismán (Sarabia, talisman goalscorer) Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 20 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Youth teamers Morata and Sarabia make the cut Archived 10 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 7 December 2010
  7. ^ Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; UEFA, 8 December 2010
  8. ^ "My debut is a biproduct of hard work" Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Madrid CF, 8 December 2010
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Getafe sign Sarabia from Real; FIFA, 3 July 2011
  11. ^ 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)
  12. ^ "Midfielder Pablo Sarabia joins Sevilla from Getafe on four-year deal". ESPN FC. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "PSG signs attacking midfielder Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla". USA Today. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ a b "PSG beats Lyon on penalty kicks to win League Cup final". The Washington Post. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  19. ^ a b "Consuelo de bronce" [Bronze consolation]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 15 November 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ "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.
  23. ^ Gillingham, Geoff (15 November 2019). "Mr. Santi Cazorla, you are a legend". Marca. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  24. ^ "Pablo Sarabia". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  25. ^ a b "Pablo Sarabia". European Football. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  26. ^ "Sevilla 0–5 Barcelona". BBC Sport. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  27. ^ "Covid-19: la saison de Ligue 1 officiellement arrêtée, le PSG sacré champion" [Covid-19: with Ligue 1 season officially halted, PSG crowned champions] (in French). France 24. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  28. ^ "PSG edge ASSE for Coupe de France win!". Ligue 1. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  29. ^ "Mbappé and Di Maria earn PSG first 2019–20 trophy". Ligue 1. 3 August 2019. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  30. ^ Mateo, Daniel (18 June 2013). "Los campeones de 'la rojita' aseguran el futuro de la selección" ['La rojita' champions confirm future for national team]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  31. ^ 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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