Rubén Pardo (footballer)
Pardo in action for Real Sociedad in 2011
|Full name||Rubén Pardo Gutiérrez|
|Date of birth||22 October 1992|
|Place of birth||Logroño, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
(on loan from Real Sociedad)
|2010–2012||Real Sociedad B||37||(1)|
|2017||→ Betis (loan)||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2017.
He spent the vast majority of his career at Real Sociedad, making over 150 official appearances.
On 29 October 2011, Pardo made his debut for the first team, coming on as a substitute for Markel Bergara in the last minutes of a 0–1 La Liga home defeat against Real Madrid. He scored his first goal for the Txuriurdin on 13 February of the following year in a 2–0 success over Sevilla FC also at Anoeta Stadium, and finished the campaign with 17 appearances all competitions comprised.
In 2013–14, Pardo missed only three games and contributed three goals, including one to conclude a 2–0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Basque derby on 5 January 2014. His form led to speculation of a transfer to Manchester United, which he played down; on 9 May, he renewed his contract with Real Sociedad until 2018.
Pardo was loaned to fellow league club Real Betis in January 2017, for the remainder of the season. He made his debut on the 29th, starting in a 1–1 home draw against reigning champions FC Barcelona.
Pardo was part of Spain's squad in the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, although he only played in one game, as a substitute against France. He was selected by the under-18 team for the unofficial 2010 Copa del Atlántico, which his country won.
- Spain U19
- Higuain goal enough; ESPN Soccernet, 30 October 2011
- Vela sinks Sevilla; ESPN Soccernet, 13 February 2012
- "Griezmann y Pardo son los Reyes Magos del derbi" [Griezmann and Pardo are the Magi of the derby] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- Acedo, Francisco (10 March 2014). "Ruben Pardo happy at Real Sociedad and not thinking about Premier League rumours". Sky Sports. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- Pardo renueva hasta 2018 (Pardo renews with Real Sociedad until 2018); Real Sociedad, 9 May 2014 (Spanish)
- "Tomás Pina, Luis Hernández y Rubén Pardo; los movimientos del día" [Tomás Pina, Luis Hernández and Rubén Pardo; the movements of the day] (in Spanish). La Voz de Asturias. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- "Betis 1–1 Barcelona: Rubén Pardo trae Alegría a Heliópolis" [Betis 1–1 Barcelona: Rubén Pardo brings cheer to Heliópolis] (in Spanish). Estadio Deportivo. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- Convocatoria para el XXXVI Torneo Copa del Atlántico Sub-18 (XXXVI U-18 Torneo Copa del Atlántico callup); RFEF, 19 January 2010 (Spanish)
- Francia golea a España y queda subcampeona (France routs Spain and finishes second); La Provincia, 1 February 2010 (Spanish)
- Česká republika 1–1 (0–0) prodl. 2–3 Španělsko (Czech Republic 1–1 (0–0) et. 2–3 Spain); NV Fotbal, 1 August 2011 (Czech)