Pablo Sarabia

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Pablo Sarabia
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Sarabia training with Getafe in 2013
Personal information
Full name Pablo Sarabia García
Date of birth (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sevilla
Youth career
2000–2004 EFMO Boadilla
2004–2009 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Real Madrid B 49 (15)
2011–2016 Getafe 131 (11)
2016– Sevilla 0 (0)
National team
2008 Spain U16 3 (2)
2008–2009 Spain U17 20 (5)
2010 Spain U18 2 (0)
2010–2011 Spain U19 16 (8)
2011–2014 Spain U21 22 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.


This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sarabia and the second or maternal family name is García.

Pablo Sarabia García (Spanish pronunciation: ['paβlo sa'ɾaβja ɣar'θi.a]; born 11 May 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sevilla FC. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a left winger.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Sarabia played in the Escuela de Fútbol Madrid Oeste de Boadilla del Monte football academy until 2004, when Real Madrid signed him at the age of 12.[1] After appearing for various of its youth teams he made his professional debut in Segunda División B against AD Alcorcón, on 3 January 2010.[3] Two weeks later he scored his first goal for Real Madrid Castilla, in a 5–2 home win against Racing de Santander B.[4]

In December 2010, Sarabia was called up by the first team for the first time, for a UEFA Champions League home fixture against AJ Auxerre.[5] He was given number 33 and came on as a substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 72nd minute of a 4–0 group stage win, on the 8th;[6] after his debut, the player stated: "This was a tremendous night that I will never forget".[7]

In his second season with Castilla, manager Alberto Toril assigned Sarabia a major role in the team's game, moving him from his usual winger position to attacking midfielder. He responded by scoring 12 goals in the league, third-best in the squad behind Joselu and Álvaro Morata (14 apiece),[2] as the reserves eventually fell short in the promotion playoffs.

On 3 July 2011, Sarabia signed a five-year contract with city neighbours Getafe CF, for a reported fee of around 3 million and with Real Madrid being able to buy the player back after two years.[8] He scored his first goal in the top flight on 15 September of the following year, but in a 1–4 home loss to FC Barcelona.[9]

On 9 June 2016, following his team's relegation, Sarabia joined Sevilla FC on a four-year deal.[10]

International career[edit]

In 2008, Sarabia gained his first cap for the Spanish under-16 team. He appeared with the U17s at the 2009 FIFA World Cup in Nigeria, playing in all seven games and scoring once as the national team finished in third place.

In 2011, Sarabia featured as captain in Spain's campaign in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, which ended in conquest.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 15 May 2016[11]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid Castilla 2009–10 16 3 16 3
2010–11 33 12 33 12
Total 49 15 49 15
Real Madrid 2010–11 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Getafe 2011–12 19 0 1 0 20 0
2012–13 13 1 3 1 16 2
2013–14 33 1 4 1 37 2
2014–15 35 2 5 2 40 4
2015–16 31 7 1 0 32 7
Total 131 11 14 4 145 15
Career Total 180 26 14 4 1 0 195 30

Honours[edit]

Spain U21
Spain U19
Spain U17

References[edit]

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