Rubén Pardo (footballer)

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This article is about the footballer. For the NASCAR driver, see Ruben Pardo.
Rubén Pardo
Rubén Pardo.jpg
Pardo in action for Real Sociedad
Personal information
Full name Rubén Pardo Gutiérrez
Date of birth (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Logroño, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Number 14
Youth career
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Real Sociedad B 37 (1)
2011– Real Sociedad 93 (4)
National team
2009 Spain U17 9 (0)
2010 Spain U18 2 (0)
2010–2011 Spain U19 13 (0)
2013–2014 Spain U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pardo and the second or maternal family name is Gutiérrez.

Rubén Pardo Gutiérrez (born 22 October 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Sociedad as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Pardo was born in Logroño, La Rioja. He made his senior debuts in the 2009–10 season, appearing for Real Sociedad's reserves in Tercera División and helping the team achieve promotion.

On 29 October 2011 Pardo made his debut for the first team, coming on as a substitute for Markel Bergara in the last minutes of a 0–1 La Liga home defeat against Real Madrid.[1] He scored his first goal for the Txuriurdin on 13 February of the following year in 2–0 success over Sevilla FC also at Anoeta Stadium,[2] and finished the campaign with 17 appearances all competitions comprised.

On 9 May 2014, Pardo renewed his contract with Real Sociedad until 2018.[3]

International career[edit]

Pardo was part of Spain's squad in the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, although he only played in one game, as a substitute against France. He was selected by the under-18 team for the unofficial 2010 Copa del Atlántico,[4] which his country won.[5]

Pardo featured in every match at the 2011 European Under-19 Championship, helping the national side conquer the tournament in Romania.[6]


Spain U19


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