Pablo Zabaleta - Biography & Images

Pablo Zabaleta with the BBC at World Cup

Pablo Javier Zabaleta Girod – born 16 January 1985 – is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a right back.

Zabaleta could operate on both sides of the pitch as a full-back and was known for his tenacious style of play, and has captained his club on numerous occasions.

With Manchester City, Zabaleta won all of English football’s major honours: the FA Cup (2011), the Premier League (2012 and 2014), the League Cup (2014 and 2016) and the Community Shield (2012).

Before joining Manchester City, Zabaleta played for La Liga club RCD Espanyol, where he won the 2005–06 Copa del Rey.

He made 333 appearances over nine seasons for Manchester City before signing for London-based club West Ham United in the summer of 2017.

A full international since 2005, Zabaleta represented Argentina at the 2011 and 2015 Copa América, and was part of their team which finished as runners-up in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He was also in their team which won gold at the 2008 Olympics.

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