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Pablo Zabaleta

31-Year-Old Defender     Manchester City  Premier


Birthdate:  January 16, 1985    Birthplace:  Buenos Aires, Argentina    Nationality:  Argentina    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  163 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Pablo Zabaleta Contract Information:

Signed a nine-year contract with Manchester City in August of 2008.

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2015 Proj. Manchester City 2488 2 4 16 4 1150 8 55 99 24

April 23, 2016    Pablo Zabaleta News

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Zabaleta tallied an assist and kept a clean sheet in Saturday's 4-0 victory over Stoke City.

Zabaleta, once again chosen over a now-fit Bacary Sagna, was by far the star of the team's defense. Stifling to Marko Arnautovic when tracking back and incisive when moving forward, Zabaleta's form merits a more permanent spot in the starting XI. The assist was his first of the season and he's not often much on moving forward; however, he does have the ability to cross the ball into the box with aplomb when given time and space.

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Pablo Zabaleta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 19, 2016

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Zabaleta said that he is considering his future with Manchester City and expects to have discussions with team management this summer before he leaves for international duty, reports Sky Sports.

The defender has been with City for the last eight years, but has had to fight for playing time alongside Bacary Sagna recently. He also said that the managerial changes at the club could be an influence on his decision. Zabaleta has one year remaining on his current contract.

April 16, 2016

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Zabaleta kept a clean sheet and was issued a yellow card in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Chelsea.

Zabaleta, making his third consecutive start at right back over Bacary Sagna in the Premier League, has seen only one goal allowed on his watch. The 31-year-old has seen this season mostly lost to injury and ineffectiveness, but has shown that he can still be a strong contributor against lighter-scoring teams. With a crowded fixture period, look for Zabaleta to continue to see starts; however, it will be hard to predict with what kind of frequency.

April 3, 2016

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Zabaleta made one cross and six tackles en route to a clean sheet in the Saturday's 4-0 win over Bournemouth.

Zabaleta has been involved in action a lot more of late with 33-year-old Bacary Sagna in need of rest occasionally in a heavy schedule period, despite that, however the former is still not much of a fantasy factor with no goals or assists in eight Premier League appearances and City's far from a stellar defensive form. He may be back to the bench as early as next week when the Citizens are hosting the Baggies.

December 26, 2015

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Zabaleta (knee) is out Saturday against Sunderland.

Zabaleta returned to full training this week, but he fails to make the matchday squad to face Sunderland, though he could return as soon as Tuesday against Leicester City. Bacary Sagna will once again start at right back.

December 23, 2015

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Zabaleta (knee) returned to full training this week and is likely to be available for Saturday's match against Sunderland.

Zabaleta has missed considerable time this season due to injuries, and while he was able to return to training this week, his lack of match fitness will likely keep Bacary Sagna in the starting XI for at least one more match.

December 18, 2015

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Zabaleta (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's match against Arsenal.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday that he hopes Zabaleta will return to training next week, though he wouldn't indicate when he could return to match fitness. Bacary Sagna is expected to continue starting at rightback.

December 11, 2015

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Zabaleta (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Swansea City.

Zabaleta has already missed a few weeks due to the ailment, and while he's been ruled out for this weekend's match, he's got a chance to return the following weekend against Arsenal. Bacary Sagna is expected to continue to start at right back.