Pablo Sarabia

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Pablo Sarabia
Personal information
Full namePablo Sarabia García
Date of birth(1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 20)
Place of birthMadrid, Spain
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubGetafe
Number8
Youth career
2000–2004EFMO Boadilla
2004–2009Real Madrid
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2011Real Madrid B49(15)
2010–2011Real Madrid1(0)
2011–Getafe20(1)
National team
2008Spain U163(2)
2008–2009Spain U1720(5)
2010Spain U182(0)
2010–2011Spain U1916(8)
2011–Spain U2110(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 September 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 March 2013
 
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Pablo Sarabia
Personal information
Full namePablo Sarabia García
Date of birth(1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 20)
Place of birthMadrid, Spain
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubGetafe
Number8
Youth career
2000–2004EFMO Boadilla
2004–2009Real Madrid
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2011Real Madrid B49(15)
2010–2011Real Madrid1(0)
2011–Getafe20(1)
National team
2008Spain U163(2)
2008–2009Spain U1720(5)
2010Spain U182(0)
2010–2011Spain U1916(8)
2011–Spain U2110(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 September 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 March 2013

Pablo Sarabia García (born 11 May 1992 in Madrid) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Getafe CF in La Liga. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a winger.[1][2]

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Club career

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 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 replaced 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 Madrid neighbours Getafe CF, for a reported fee of around 3 million, with Real Madrid being able to buy the player back after his second season.[8]

International career

In 2008, Sarabia made his first appearance for the Spanish under-U16s. He appeared with the U17 at the 2009 FIFA World Cup in Nigeria, playing in all seven games (one goal) as the national team finished in third place.

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

Honours

Spain U19
Spain U17

Club statistics

Accurate as of 13 May 2012
ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Real Madrid Castilla2009–10163163
2010–1133123312
Total49154915
Real Madrid2010–1100001010
Total00001010
Getafe2011–1219010200
2012–13000000
Total19010200
Career totals681510107015

References

  1. ^ a b Sarabia, de Boadilla al cielo (Sarabia, from Boadilla to the sky); Marca, 9 December 2010 (Spanish)
  2. ^ a b Sarabia, goleador talismán (Sarabia, talisman goalscorer); Real Madrid's website, 20 February 2011 (Spanish)
  3. ^ Se rompe la racha del Castilla (Castilla streak ended); Real Madrid's website, 3 January 2010 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Recital ofensivo del Castilla (5-2) (Castilla attacking festival (5-2)); Real Madrid's website, 17 January 2010 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Youth teamers Morata and Sarabia make the cut; Real Madrid's website, 7 December 2010
  6. ^ Madrid's Benzema leaves Auxerre rooted to the spot; UEFA.com, 8 December 2010
  7. ^ "My debut is a biproduct of hard work"; Real Madrid's website, 8 December 2010
  8. ^ Getafe sign Sarabia from Real; FIFA.com, 3 July 2011

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