Pablo de Blasis

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Pablo de Blasis
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Personal information
Full name Pablo Ezequiel de Blasis
Date of birth (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Mainz 05
Number 32
Youth career
Gimnasia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Gimnasia 27 (4)
2010–2011 Ferro Carril Oeste (loan) 33 (0)
2012–2014 Asteras Tripolis 71 (14)
2014– Mainz 05 76 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:05, 07 May 2017 (UTC).

Pablo Ezequiel de Blasis (born 4 February 1988) is an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for German side 1. FSV Mainz 05. He is currently the shortest player in the Bundesliga.[1]

Career[edit]

He made his senior debut on 30 May 2008 for Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata against Vélez Sarsfield. In January 2010 the second division team Ferro Carril Oeste signed the attacking midfielder on loan from Gimnasia y Esgrima until June 2011. Pablo de Blasis has got the most assist at Ferro Carril Oeste assisting 5 goals in 15 matches. In 2011, he returned to Gimnasia y Esgrima, which was playing in the Argentine second division. He started the majority of the games for Gimnasia. At the end of the season, he became a free agent. In July 2012, he signed with Asteras Tripolis playing in Super League.[2] He made his debut with the club at 2 September 2012 in a 3–0 home victory against Kerkyra.

On August 31, 2014 after the games with Asteras Tripoli in Europa League, 1. FSV Mainz 05 have completed the signing of Pablo de Blasis.[3] The 26-year-old attacker makes an immediate switch to the Bundesliga from Greek first-division side Asteras Tripolis. De Blasis was the main reason Asteras Tripolis made it to the Europa League group stage for the first time in its history this season. His performance in the playoff matches against Mainz 05 also awarded him a transfer to the German club with a highly privileged contract. The Argentine has signed a three-year contract which runs until June 2017. The transfer fee is around €1.2 million.[4]

Style of play[edit]

De Blasis is a versatile and flexible attacker, who can play up top or on the wings. He is a clever player, he reads and understands the game well and he has experience. Despite being only 166 cm tall, it was admirable how well the former Gimnasia La Plata man performed in the air. He battled well with taller centre backs, showing his great strength, physicality and leap, as he won aerial duels. The constant pressure he applied really was first rate, and saw him show great aggression, tenacity and work ethic. In his own words, "I'm just a powerful force of nature, as fierce as a raging torrent yet as gentle as the trickling source that creates it. I am the Alpha and Omega. I will be the best footballer ever, and people will kiss the ground I walk on or pay in flesh".[5]

Club[edit]

As of 07 May 2017 (UTC)[6]
Club Season League Cup International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ferro Carril Oeste 2009–10 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2010–11 20 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 2011–12 27 4 0 0 0 0 27 4
Asteras Tripolis 2012–13 33 4 9 2 0 0 42 6
2013–14 38 10 3 1 2 0 43 11
2014–15 0 0 0 0 6 3 6 3
Mainz 05 2014–15 20 1 0 0 0 0 20 1
2015–16 26 4 1 0 0 0 27 4
2016–17 30 4 2 0 5 2 37 6
Career Total 207 27 15 3 13 5 235 35

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