5
Defender
Pablo Zabaleta
Tackles
18
Appearances
10
Clearances
16

Pablo Zabaleta

5
Defender
Born
16 Jan 1985
Argentina
Weight
74 kg
Height
174 cm
Joining Date
July 2017
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West Ham United signed the experienced Pablo Zabaleta on a free transfer following his departure from Manchester City in the summer of 2017, before signing a new one-year contract in May 2019.

A fine defender and respected leader, Zabaleta won two Premier League titles and four other trophies during nine outstanding seasons with the Citizens.

Capped more than 50 times by Argentina, the full-back started for his country in their 2014 FIFA World Cup final defeat by Germany in Brazil.

Career
San Lorenzo
2002-05
Espanyol
2005-08
Manchester City
2008-17
West Ham United
2017-present
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2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 Before West Ham
2019/20
Made his first start of the season as captain in the Carabao Cup second-round win at Newport County on 27 August 2019...Appeared as a substitute in Premier League fixtures at Aston Villa and home to Manchester United in September 2019...Captained the side in the Carabao Cup third-round defeat at Oxford United on 25 September 2019...Started the Premier League fixtures with Sheffield United and Newcastle United at London Stadium in October/November 2019...Returned to the team in the absence of the suspended Ryan Fredericks for the 2-1 Boxing Day defeat at Crystal Palace...Scored his maiden West Ham United goal on his 75th appearance with the opener in a 2-0 Emirates FA Cup third-round win at Gillingham on 5 January 2020.
2018/19
Made 26 Premier League appearances, including 23 starts...Registered his only assist of the season by setting up Felipe Anderson to open the scoring in the 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester United at London Stadium on 29 September 2018...Signed a new one-year contract in May 2019.
2017/18
Agreed to sign for West Ham United on a two-year contract on 26 May 2017, officially joining the Hammers on 1 July...Made his West Ham United debut at Manchester United in a 4-0 Premier League defeat on 13 August 2017...Started 19 of West Ham United's opening 20 Premier League fixtures at right-back...Missed the 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool on 4 November through suspension...Captained the Hammers for the first time in the 2-1 Premier League defeat at former club Manchester City on 3 December 2017...Started in a central midfield role in the Premier League fixtures with Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion in January/February 2018....Started more Premier League matches (37) and played more minutes (3,291) than any other West Ham United player in 2017/18...Totaled 39 appearances, including 38 starts, and one assist in all competitions in 2017/18.
Before West Ham
Born in Buenos Aires, Zabaleta was raised in Arrecifes...He began his career at Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro in 2002 after progressing through their youth ranks, starting as a defensive midfielder before moving to the right hand side...He moved to Europe with Espanyol in 2005 - the same summer he captained Argentina to the FIFA World Youth Championship crown - lifting the Copa del Rey in his first campaign with the Barcelona-based team...He featured in the UEFA Cup final the following year, where Espanyol lost out to fellow Spanish side Sevilla on penalties...He won Olympic Gold and moved to England in 2008 and was a regular as Manchester City embarked upon the most successful spell in their history...He netted in the final day 3-2 victory over QPR which secured the 2010/11 Premier League title, and lifted the trophy for a second time two years later...Having also won the FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield in his time at Etihad Stadium, the Argentina international completed a clean sweep of English domestic honours.
Honours
Copa Sudamericana
San Lorenzo
2002
Copa del Rey
Espanyol
2005/06
Premier League
Manchester City
2011/12, 2013/14
FA Cup
Manchester City
2010/11
Football League Cup
Manchester City
2013/14, 2015/16
FA Community Shield
Manchester City
2012
Olympic Games Gold Medal
Argentina
2008
Last Match
Sunday 26 July 15:00
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Minutes Played
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95
Goals
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1
Tackles
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15
Clearances
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26
Interceptions
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6
Passes
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480
Pass %
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81 %
Player Team
SEASON STATS 2019/2020
Appearances
10
Minutes Played
589
Passes
249
Pass %
75
Assists
0
Goals
0
Yellow Cards
2
Red Cards
0
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