Pablo Sarabia

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Pablo Sarabia
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Personal information
Full name Pablo Sarabia García
Date of birth (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Getafe
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2004 EFMO Boadilla
2004–2009 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Real Madrid B 49 (15)
2011– Getafe 65 (2)
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– Spain U21 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sarabia and the second or maternal family name is García.

Pablo Sarabia García (born 11 May 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Getafe CF. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a winger.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

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 various 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]

In December 2010, Sarabia was called by 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, on the 8th;[6] after his debut, the player stated: "This was a tremendous night that I will never forget".[7]

In his second season with Castilla, manager Alberto Toril assigned Sarabia a major role in the team's game, moving him from his usual winger position to attacking midfielder. He responded by scoring 12 goals in the league, third-best in the squad behind Joselu and Álvaro Morata (14 apiece),[2] as the reserves eventually fell short in the promotion playoffs.

On 3 July 2011 Sarabia signed a five-year contract with Madrid neighbours Getafe CF, for a reported fee of around 3 million and with Real Madrid being able to buy the player back after two years.[8] 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.[9]

International career[edit]

In 2008, Sarabia gained his first cap for the Spanish under-16 team. He appeared with the U17s at the 2009 FIFA World Cup in Nigeria, playing in all seven games and scoring once as the national team 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.

Honours[edit]

Spain U21
Spain U19
Spain U17

Club statistics[edit]

As of 13 April 2014[10]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
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 1 0
Getafe 2011–12 19 0 1 0 20 0
2012–13 13 1 3 1 16 2
2013–14 28 1 3 1 44 2
Total 60 2 7 2 67 4
Career Total 109 17 7 2 1 0 117 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sarabia, de Boadilla al cielo (Sarabia, from Boadilla to the sky); Marca, 9 December 2010 (Spanish)
  2. ^ a b Sarabia, goleador talismán (Sarabia, talisman goalscorer); Real Madrid's website, 20 February 2011 (Spanish)
  3. ^ Se rompe la racha del Castilla (Castilla streak ended); Real Madrid's website, 3 January 2010 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Recital ofensivo del Castilla (5–2) (Castilla attacking festival (5–2)); Real Madrid's website, 17 January 2010 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Youth teamers Morata and Sarabia make the cut; Real Madrid's website, 7 December 2010
  6. ^ Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot; UEFA.com, 8 December 2010
  7. ^ "My debut is a biproduct of hard work"; Real Madrid's website, 8 December 2010
  8. ^ Getafe sign Sarabia from Real; FIFA.com, 3 July 2011
  9. ^ 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.com, 15 September 2012 (Spanish)
  10. ^ "Pablo Sarabia". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 

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