Pablo Sarabia

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Pablo Sarabia
Pablo Sarabia 2017.jpg
Sarabia with Sevilla in 2017
Personal information
Full name Pablo Sarabia García
Date of birth (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sevilla
Number 17
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 68 (14)
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 20 May 2018

Pablo Sarabia García (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo saˈɾaβja ɣarˈθi.a];[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]

Real Madrid[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][8] as the reserves eventually fell short in the promotion playoffs.

Getafe[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Sevilla[edit]

On 9 June 2016, following his team's relegation, Sarabia joined Sevilla FC on a four-year deal.[11]

International career[edit]

In 2008, Sarabia earned his first cap for the Spain under-16 team. He appeared with the under-17s at the 2009 FIFA World Cup in Nigeria, playing in all seven games and scoring once as the national side 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.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 June 2018[12]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals 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
Sevilla 2016–17 34 8 3 2 7 1 2 0 46 11
2017–18 34 6 8 2 11 1 0 0 53 9
Total 68 14 11 4 18 2 2 0 99 20
Career total 248 40 25 8 19 2 2 0 294 50

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sevilla

International[edit]

Spain U21
Spain U19
Spain U17

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, García is pronounced [ɡarˈθi.a].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sarabia, de Boadilla al cielo (Sarabia, from Boadilla to the sky); Marca, 9 December 2010 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ a b Sarabia, goleador talismán (Sarabia, talisman goalscorer) Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.; Real Madrid CF, 20 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Se rompe la racha del Castilla (Castilla streak ended); Real Madrid CF, 3 January 2010 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Recital ofensivo del Castilla (5–2) (Castilla attacking festival (5–2)); Real Madrid CF, 17 January 2010 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Youth teamers Morata and Sarabia make the cut Archived 10 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.; Real Madrid CF, 7 December 2010
  6. ^ Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.; UEFA, 8 December 2010
  7. ^ "My debut is a biproduct of hard work" Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.; Real Madrid CF, 8 December 2010
  8. ^ "Morata, Sarabia y Joselu, el tridente de oro del Castilla" [Morata, Sarabia and Joselu, Castilla's golden trio] (in Spanish). Defensa Central. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Getafe sign Sarabia from Real; FIFA, 3 July 2011
  10. ^ Getafe 1–4 Barcelona: Los culés se curan del ‘Virus’ a base de goles (Getafe 1–4 Barcelona: Culés heal from ‘Virus’ with goals); Goal, 15 September 2012 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ "Midfielder Pablo Sarabia joins Sevilla from Getafe on four-year deal". ESPN FC. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Pablo Sarabia". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 

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