Pablo Daniel Zeballos Ocampos (born 4 March 1986) is a Paraguayan football attacking midfielder who plays for 12 de Octubre. Zeballos represented the Paraguay national team from 2008 to 2012, featuring in the 2011 Copa América where Paraguay finished runners-up. In 2011, he was voted the Paraguayan Footballer of the Year.
Pablo Zeballos in 2011
|Full name||Pablo Daniel Zeballos Ocampos|
|Date of birth||4 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Vallemí, Paraguay|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|12 de Octubre|
|Sol de América|
|2005–2007||Sol de América||60||(31)|
|2006||→ Oriente Petrolero (loan)||14||(16)|
|2010||→ Cerro Porteño (loan)||44||(24)|
|2013||→ Emelec (loan)||12||(1)|
|2015||→ Olimpia Asunción (loan)||16||(8)|
|2016||→ Libertad (loan)||15||(1)|
|2016||→ Al-Wakra (loan)||11||(4)|
|2017–2018||Sol de América||37||(10)|
|2020–||12 de Octubre||7||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:27, 31 May 2020 (UTC)|
Sol de AméricaEdit
Zeballos started his career in the youth divisions of Sol de América where he played alongside José Ortigoza. He made his debut in 2005 and helped the team to win the Paraguayan División Intermedia tournament by being the team's top-scorer. He is remembered for his goal against Club Cerro Corá at the last minute of the match.
Loan to Oriente PetroleroEdit
In 2006, Zeballos was transferred to Bolivian club Oriente Petrolero on a six-month loan period, where he became the top-scorer with 16 goals in 14 league appearances and helped the team reach second position during the 2006 Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano Torneo Clausura.
Return to Sol de AméricaEdit
His good form rewarded him with a transfer to Cruz Azul of Mexico. He debuted against San Luis F.C. in the Jornada 3 of the Clausura 2008, making his first goal in the Primera División de México one minute after being substituted in for Nicolás Vigneri. In the liguilla del futbol Mexicano he brought the team back up to beat Jaguares in quarter-finals and took them all the way to the final where they would lose.
On 15 November 2008, Zeballos scored his first "hat-trick" with Cruz Azul against Jaguares.
Loan to Cerro PorteñoEdit
In January 2010, Zeballos was loaned to Primera División Paraguaya club Cerro Porteño until 31 December 2010. With Cerro Porteño he won two second places and was top scorer of the Torneo Apertura with 16 goals along with Rodrigo Teixeira, and ended up being top scorer of the year with 24. On 12 December 2010, it was reported that former club Oriente Petrolero and various clubs from Bolivia's Liga de Fútbol Profesional had shown there interest in Zeballos.
At the end of that year, Zeballos signed a contract with rival of Cerro Porteno, Olimpia. Olimpia came up second during the Torneo Apertura 2011 with him as top scorer having scored 13 goals. On the next tournament of the year, Zeballos managed to win the Torneo Clausura with Olimpia, being the team's top scorer with 12 goals, one behind the tournament's top scorer Fredy Bareiro. With this record, Zeballos was top scorer of the 2011 season in Paraguay with a total of 25 goals, attracted on themselves the attention of Genoa and Cagliari.
Krylya Sovetov SamaraEdit
In the summer of 2012, Zeballos joined Russian Premier League side Krylia Sovetov Samara on a three-year contract. Zeballos made his debut for Krylya Sovetov in the 2012–13 Russian Premier League season in a 1–1 home draw against Terek Grozny on 22 July.
After 1 goal in 15 appearances in the first half of the season for Krylia Sovetov, Zeballos joined Ecuadorian side Emelec on a six-month loan deal till 30 June 2013, with the option of a permanent move.
Club Sport EmelecEdit
He arrived to the Emelec, where he was loaned for a great sum of money, but only managed one goal during his time, for which he was criticized by the fans and the media that he wasn't worth the amount paid for. He left Emelec after just appearing in 17 games. Zeballos left Emelec to join Kyrlia again but this time with no success after long and exhausting negotiations during summer 2014 Zeballos returned to Club Olimpia, but by judicial problems he couldn't sign a contract and then started negotiations with Botafogo.
During December 2015, it had already been reported that Zeballos had a %99 chance of departing Olimpia. By 7 January 2016, it was announced that Zeballos had joined Club Libertad and the following day he had travelled to the city of Minga Guazú to join the club in their pre-season training.
River Plate AsunciónEdit
On 29 February 2008, Zeballos was called up to the Paraguay national football team the first time for a friendly against Honduras. In June 2008, Zeballos was again called up to the national team for two 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Brazil and Bolivia. On 25 May 2011, Zeballos scored his first goal for Paraguay in a 4–2 away loss in a friendly against Argentina.
|2008-09||Cruz Azul||Liga MX||37||10||-||0||0||37||10|
|2010||Cerro Porteño (Loan)||División Profesional||44||24||-||-||6||0||50||24|
|2012–13||Krylya Sovetov||Russian Premier League||15||1||0||0||1||0||-||16||1|
|2013||Emelec (Loan)||Primera Categoría Serie A||15||1||-||-||7||0||16||1|
|2013–14||Krylya Sovetov||Russian Premier League||0||0||-||0||0||-||0||0|
|1.||25 May 2011||Estadio Centenario, Resistencia, Argentina||Argentina||1–1||4–2||Friendly|
Sol de América
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- Peligro... de SOL[permanent dead link] (in Spanish)
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- "Account Suspended". archivo.entornointeligente.com.
- "Pablo Zeballos ya entrena con el Gumarelo en el Este". d10.ultimahora.com (in Spanish). 8 December 2016.
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- "Sitio Oficial de la Asociación del Fútbol Argentino". Sitio Oficial de la Asociación del Fútbol Argentino.
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