Pável Pardo

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Pável Pardo
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Personal information
Full name Pável Pardo Segura
Date of birth (1976-07-26) 26 July 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1998 Atlas 156 (7)
1998–1999 Tecos 34 (5)
1999–2006 América 244 (22)
2006–2009 VfB Stuttgart 71 (4)
2009–2011 América 86 (3)
2011–2012 Chicago Fire 41 (2)
Total 632 (43)
National team
1996–2009 Mexico 148 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 November 2009

Pável Pardo Segura (born 26 July 1976) is a retired Mexican international footballer who last played with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.

Pardo spent most of his career playing with Club América and is the second most capped player in Mexico national team history. Pardo participated in two World Cups (1998 and 2006), won two CONCACAF Gold Cups and won the FIFA Confederations Cup with Mexico in 1999.

Biography[edit]

Pardo started his career in 1993 with Atlas de Guadalajara, and also played with Tecos UAG before joining América. A veteran of 467 games with 35 goals at club level and 139 international caps, scoring 10 goals. He is regarded as one of the best players in Mexico, having achieved great success with Club América, winning both the Mexican Torneo de Verano 2002, Torneo de Clausura in 2005 and the CONCACAF Champions Cup tournament in 2006.

After participating with Mexico in high profile tournaments, namely the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2006 FIFA World Cup, both of which were held in Germany, Pardo began to attract attention from a number of international clubs. Rumors linked him with CA River Plate[1] of Argentina and Recreativo Huelva of Spain. Pardo was unable to reach an agreement with either club.

Following the World Cup, Pardo joined VfB Stuttgart, for a sum of one million euros, the same club that purchased Pardo's national teammate, Ricardo Osorio. Pardo scored his first goal for Stuttgart in a 16 September 2006 league contest and win against Werder Bremen.

On 19 May 2007, Stuttgart won the Bundesliga with Pardo, who appeared in 33 complete games, serving as one of the pillars of the team. He was voted the fifth-best player in his first season in Germany.

In January 2009, he returned to Club América for a fee of US $600,000.

In July 2011, Pardo revealed he would be signing with a Major League Soccer team after America allowed him to terminate his contract with them and thus sign on a free transfer with MLS,[2] and signed with the Chicago Fire on 26 July 2011.[3] Pardo re-signed with Chicago for the 2012 season on 18 January 2012.[4]

On 19 January 2013, Pardo announced his retirement.[5]

Pavel Pardo

International[edit]

Pardo made his international debut for Mexico in 1996, playing in the U.S. Cup tournament, against the USA. Since then, Pardo has captained his country in several occasions and played important roles for the national team for many years, helping his country to winning the 1998 and 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments and the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. He played in France 98, as well as the 1997 Copa América and 1999 and the mentioned 2005 Confederations Cup and 2006 World Cup.

At the 1998 World Cup, Pardo was sent off in the match between Belgium and Mexico. Referee Hugh Dallas was criticised for his actions during the game after he also sent off Gert Verheyen.

On 21 June 2007, he played in the 2007 Gold Cup, helping Mexico earn second place. The day after the game he announced that he would not go to 2007 Copa América because he needed some rest. The national side eventually ended up in third place in that tournament.

In the 2007–08 season, his second year in Stuttgart, he established himself as one of the leading players, due to his constant and solid performances and also because, at 32, he was one of the older players in the otherwise young VfB side. Therefore, he earned the nickname el comandante or el jefe in the team.

On 20 August 2008, he helped Mexico to a 2–1 win over Honduras at home in their first World Cup qualifier match at Estadio Azteca, scoring a brace in the 72nd and 75th minute respectively after trailing 1–0.

He was called up to play again against Honduras after missing the squad due to injury or call-ups from VfB Stuttgart.

Statistics[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 November 2012[6][7]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup North America Total
1993–94 Atlas Primera División 28 0 28 0
1994–95 29 2 29 2
1995–96 35 1 35 1
199697 30 0 30 0
199798 32 4 32 4
199899 U.A.G. 34 5 34 5
199900 América 36 7 36 7
200001 35 0 35 0
200102 37 1 37 1
200203 36 5 36 5
200304 35 4 35 4
200405 36 2 36 2
200506 29 3 29 3
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2006–07 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 33 1 6 1 39 2
2007–08 29 2 3 0 4 1 36 3
2008–09 9 1 1 0 8 0 18 1
Mexico League Cup North America Total
200809 América Primera División 16 1 16 1
2009–10 37 2 37 2
2010–11 33 0 4 0[8] 37 0
USA League Open Cup North America Total
2011 Chicago Fire MLS 13 1 1 0 0 0 14 1
2012 28 1 0 0 0 0 28 1
Total Mexico 518 37 4 0 522 37
Germany 71 4 10 1 12 1 93 6
USA 41 1 1 0 0 0 42 1
Career total 630 43 11 1 16 1 655 45

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Mexico 1996 8 0
1997 23 0
1998 14 0
1999 19 2
2000 11 1
2001 12 1
2002 0 0
2003 11 1
2004 9 1
2005 13 1
2006 11 0
2007 7 1
2008 5 3
2009 5 1
Total 148 11

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 July 1999 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Egypt 1–0 2–2 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
2. 19 January 2000 Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey, Mexico  Romania 1–1 3–1 Friendly
3. 25 April 2001 Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago 1–1 1–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 19 March 2003 Texas Stadium, Irving, United States  Bolivia 1–0 2–0 Friendly
5. 7 July 2004 Estadio Elías Aguirre, Chiclayo, Peru  Uruguay 2–1 2–2 Copa América 2004
6. 5 September 2005 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Panama 5–0 5–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 21 June 2007 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  Guadeloupe 1–0 1–0 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
8. 26 March 2008 Craven Cottage, London, England  Ghana 2–1 2–1 Friendly
9. 20 August 2008 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Honduras 1–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 20 August 2008 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Honduras 2–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. 28 March 2009 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Costa Rica 2–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club honours[edit]

Club América[edit]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

National team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quiere River Plate a Pável Pardo". esmas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2007. 
  2. ^ Eric Gomez (14 July 2011). "Pavel Pardo reveals he will play in Major League Soccer this season". 
  3. ^ "Pavel Pardo Joins The Fire ; Ristic Out". chicagonow.com. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pardo reacts to his return to the Fire". chicago-fire.com. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Midfielder Pavel Pardo Announces Retirement". chicago-fire.com. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "PÁVEL PARDO". Mediotiempo. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Paval Pardo". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Includes Copa Libertadores

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