Pardo in 2007
|Full name||Pável Pardo Segura|
|Date of birth||26 July 1976|
|Place of birth||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2012.
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.
Pardo started his career in 1993 with Atlas de Guadalajara, and also played with Tecos UAG before joining Club 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 River Plate of Argentina and Recreativo Huelva of Spain, however 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, and signed with the Chicago Fire on 26 July 2011. Pardo re-signed with Chicago for the 2012 season on 18 January 2012.
On 19 January 2013, Pardo announced his retirement from football.
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.
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.
|USA||League||Open Cup||North America||Total|
|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|
- VfB Stuttgart
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- Includes Copa Libertadores