Pablo Insua

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Pablo Insua
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Insua with Deportivo in 2014
Personal information
Full name Pablo Insua Blanco
Date of birth (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Arzúa, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 3
Youth career
2008–2010 Deportivo La Coruña
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Deportivo B 60 (0)
2012–2017 Deportivo La Coruña 59 (3)
2015–2017 Leganés (loan) 64 (2)
2017– Schalke 04 1 (0)
National team
2012 Spain U19 5 (0)
2012–2013 Spain U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2018

Pablo Insua Blanco (born 9 September 1993) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for German club FC Schalke 04 as a centre-back.

Club career[edit]

Deportivo[edit]

Born in Arzúa, Province of A Coruña, Insua was a youth product of local Deportivo de La Coruña. He made his debuts as a senior with the reserves, representing them in both the third and fourth divisions.

Insua made his official debut for the Galicians' first team on 25 November 2012, playing the last ten minutes of a 1–1 La Liga away draw against Athletic Bilbao.[1] On 17 August of the following year, with the club again in the second level, he scored his first professional goal, the only in a win at UD Las Palmas.[2]

Insua renewed with Depor on 25 March 2014, signing until 2018.[3] He was an ever-present figure during the season, appearing in 39 matches and scoring three goals as his team returned to the top level at the first attempt.

Leganés[edit]

On 15 August 2015, Insua was loaned to CD Leganés in the second level for one year.[4] He scored once from 35 games in his first year, helping to a first-ever top flight promotion.[5][6]

On 15 July 2016, Insúa's loan was renewed for a further season.[7] He scored his first goal in the Spanish top tier on 21 January 2017, netting the equaliser in a 2–2 away draw against Deportivo Alavés.[8]

Schalke 04[edit]

On 29 June 2017, after contributing with 29 appearances as Leganés retained their newly acquired status, Insua signed with FC Schalke 04 on a four-year deal, for an undisclosed fee.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 March 2018[10][11]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
La Coruña 2012–13 La Liga 3 0 1 0 4 0
2013–14 Segunda División 39 3 1 0 40 3
2014–15 La Liga 17 0 1 0 18 0
Total 59 3 3 0 62 3
Leganés 2015–16 Segunda División 35 1 3 0 38 1
2016–17 La Liga 29 1 1 0 30 1
Total 64 2 4 0 68 2
Schalke 04 2017–18 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 124 5 7 0 0 0 131 5

Honours[edit]

Spain U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Depor out of drop zone with point; ESPN FC, 25 November 2012
  2. ^ Valerón no puede hacer milagros (Valerón can not make miracles); Marca, 17 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Insua renueva su vinculación con el Deportivo hasta 2018 (Insua renews his link with Deportivo until 2018); Deportivo La Coruña, 25 March 2014 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Pablo Insua blinda la defensa (Pablo Insua shields the defense); CD Leganés, 15 August 2015 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "El Leganés hace historia y asciende a Primera división" [Leganés make history and promote to Primera división] (in Spanish). Marca. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "El Leganés asciende a Primera con Pablo Insua erigido en héroe" [Leganés promote to Primera with Pablo Insua playing the hero] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  7. ^ El Leganés prolonga un año más la cesión de Pablo Insua (Leganés extend loan of Pablo Insua for a further year); CD Leganés, 15 July 2016 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Cuando el balón quiere entrar... (When the ball wants to go in...); Marca, 21 January 2017 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ a b "Insua verstärkt Schalker Defensive" [Insua strengthens Schalke defence] (in German). Kicker. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  10. ^ Pablo Insua at Soccerway
  11. ^ "Pablo Insua » Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 

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