Sarabia with Sevilla in 2017
|Full name||Pablo Sarabia García|
|Date of birth||11 May 1992|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2009–2011||Real Madrid B||49||(15)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2018|
Pablo Sarabia García (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo saˈɾaβja ɣaɾˈθi.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.
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. After appearing for various of its youth teams he made his professional debut in Segunda División B against AD Alcorcón, on 3 January 2010. Two weeks later he scored his first goal for Real Madrid Castilla, in a 5–2 home win against Racing de Santander B.
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. 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; after his debut, the player stated: "This was a tremendous night that I will never forget".
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), 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. 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.
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.
- As of 8 December 2018
|Real Madrid Castilla||2009–10||16||3||—||—||—||16||3|
- Spain U21
- Spain U19
- Spain U17
- In isolation, García is pronounced [ɡaɾˈθi.a].
- Sarabia, de Boadilla al cielo (Sarabia, from Boadilla to the sky); Marca, 9 December 2010 (in Spanish)
- Sarabia, goleador talismán (Sarabia, talisman goalscorer) Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.; Real Madrid CF, 20 February 2011 (in Spanish)
- Se rompe la racha del Castilla (Castilla streak ended); Real Madrid CF, 3 January 2010 (in Spanish)
- Recital ofensivo del Castilla (5–2) (Castilla attacking festival (5–2)); Real Madrid CF, 17 January 2010 (in Spanish)
- Youth teamers Morata and Sarabia make the cut Archived 10 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.; Real Madrid CF, 7 December 2010
- Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.; UEFA, 8 December 2010
- "My debut is a biproduct of hard work" Archived 11 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.; Real Madrid CF, 8 December 2010
- "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.
- Getafe sign Sarabia from Real; FIFA, 3 July 2011
- 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)
- "Midfielder Pablo Sarabia joins Sevilla from Getafe on four-year deal". ESPN FC. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- "Pablo Sarabia". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2014.