First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Pablo Zabaleta (Defender)

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Pablo Zabaleta

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Squad Number: 5
Position: Defender
Born: 16th Jan 1985 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Signed: 1st May 2017 (£0)
Contract: 1 year (signed May 2019)
Previous Club: Manchester City

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2017/18 (third place); Best Signing 2017/18 (runner-up).

The highly-experienced Argentine international right back joined West Ham upon the conclusion of his previous contract at Manchester City in July 2017.

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

Before joining Manchester City, Zabaleta played for La Liga club RCD Espanyol, where he won the 2005Ė06 Copa del Rey.

 

Norwich City

2-0: Saturday, 31st August

Did not play.

Newport County

2-0: Tuesday, 27th August

Untroubled, really, but as ever a little slow in attack.

Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August

Did not play.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August

Did not play.

Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August

Did not play.

Hertha Berlin

5-3: Wednesday, 31st July

(Replace Johnson) The old soldier replaced the young pretender for the final 19 minutes and managed to keep Berlin at bay.

Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 27th July

Match notes to follow.

Newcastle United

0-1: Saturday, 20th July

Off the pace and not involved to any great degree.

Manchester City

1-4: Wednesday, 17th July

(Replaced Fredericks) The old boy endured a bit of a torrid time against City's attack in the second half.

Watford

4-1: Sunday, 12th May

(Replaced Fredericks) Looked off the pace and could have been punished on more than the one occasion he was.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 4th May

(Replaced Johnson) Did nothing wrong, had very little else to do, great ovation for him across the ground.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Saturday, 27th April

(Replaced Johnson) Did nothing wrong, had very little else to do, great ovation for him across the ground.

Leicester City

2-2: Saturday, 20th April

His delivery from wide is often poor. Suggestions that this appearance triggers a further year to his contract, up to debate whether heís worth it.

Manchester United

1-2: Saturday, 13th April

(Replaced Johnson) Did nothing wrong, had very little else to do, great ovation for him across the ground.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 30th March

Consistently caught with a runner behind him that he could never catch.

Huddersfield Town

4-3: Saturday, 16th March

Looked a little off the pace, whilst found poor passes forward more than he did good ones.

Manchester City

0-1: Wednesday, 27th February

(Replaced Johnson) Did nothing wrong, had very little else to do, great ovation for him across the ground.

Fulham

3-1: Friday, 22nd February

Rusty at the start, worked hard but exposed for the goal as well as his backpass.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

(Replaced Fredericks) He only came on for about 10 minutes but made one vital block, once again showing his experience and determination.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

(Replaced Fredericks) On for only a few minutes, he did one particular bit of one-on-one defending against Zaha that was experienced and brilliant.

Liverpool

1-1: Monday, 4th February

Did not play.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-3: Tuesday, 29th January

Didnít get a lot wrong, excellent intervention saved a certain goal, but part of a shocking defence and offered nothing going forward.

Bournemouth

0-2: Saturday, 19th January

Did not play.

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 12th January

Did not play.

Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Wednesday, 2nd January

Did not play.

Burnley

0-2: Sunday, 30th December

Did not play.

Southampton

2-1: Thursday, 27th December

Did not play.

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 22nd December

Did not play.

Fulham

2-0: Saturday, 15th December

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

3-2: Saturday, 8th December

The man whom age forgot returned to the side in strong form, with Zaha and the left side managed comfortably.

Cardiff City

3-1: Tuesday, 4th December

Did not play.

Newcastle United

3-0: Saturday, 1st December

A rock again, heíll be missed when heís rested this month. One extremely crucial challenge. Wasnít tested by pace this year, a weird choice by Benitez.

Manchester City

0-4: Saturday, 24th November

Battled, pressed and got forward, will feel he could have done more at both ends.

Huddersfield Town

1-1: Saturday, 10th November

Not as forward-minded as against Burnley last week but still defended ably.

Burnley

4-2: Saturday, 3rd November

Exceptional performance and very close to taking the MotM award for a display full of heart and energy.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-3: Wednesday, 31st October

Leicester City

1-1: Saturday, 27th October

Gave everything even if his determination spilled over occasionally (as Ben Chilwell might attest!)

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 20th October

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-1: Friday, 5th October

Manchester United

3-1: Saturday, 29th September

The former Man City man once again worked like a Trojan on the right flank and popped up with an assist for the opening goal of the game.

Macclesfield Town

8-0: Wednesday, 26th September

Did not play.

Chelsea

0-0: Sunday, 23rd September

Worked like a Trojan, produced a string of llung-bursting supporting runs and belied his age.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 16th September

Did not play.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 1st September

Did not play.

AFC Wimbledon

3-1: Tuesday, 28th August

Did not play.

Arsenal

1-3: Saturday, 25th August

Did not play.

Bournemouth

1-2: Saturday, 18th August

Played an influential role at times in the first half but faded badly as the game wore on.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 12th August

Did not play.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 13th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester United

0-0: Thursday, 10th May

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 5th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-4: Sunday, 29th April

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

1-4: Sunday, 22nd April

Comments to follow.

Stoke City

1-1: Monday, 16th April

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-1: Sunday, 8th April

Comments to follow.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 31st March

Very lively all afternoon in attack and in defence. Much more comfortable as a wing back as opposed to a central midfield role that he has been playing in recent games.

Burnley

0-3: Saturday, 10th March

Very lively all afternoon in attack and in defence. Much more comfortable as a wing back as opposed to a central midfield role that he has been playing in recent games.

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 3rd March

Very lively all afternoon in attack and in defence. Much more comfortable as a wing back as opposed to a central midfield role that he has been playing in recent games.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 24th February

Very lively all afternoon in attack and in defence. Much more comfortable as a wing back as opposed to a central midfield role that he has been playing in recent games.

Watford

2-0: Saturday, 10th February

Very lively all afternoon in attack and in defence. Much more comfortable as a wing back as opposed to a central midfield role that he has been playing in recent games.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

Failed to step in defensively in midfield leaving many gaps in midfield for Brighton to exploit.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

Failed to step in defensively in midfield leaving many gaps in midfield for Brighton to exploit.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Tuesday, 30th January

Comments to follow.

Wigan Athletic

0-2: Saturday, 27th January

Comments to follow.

Bournemouth

1-1: Saturday, 20th January

Decent going forward. Kept Ryan Fraser relatively quiet, something that he failed to do back in December.

Shrewsbury Town

1-0: Tuesday, 16th January

Put in a good shift. However he was spotted as the weakest link by Tottenham to attack. Heung-Min Son in particular was a great source of crosses after beating the Argentine.

Huddersfield Town

4-1: Saturday, 13th January

Relatively untroubled today and a solid shift at right back.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Thursday, 4th January

Put in a good shift. However he was spotted as the weakest link by Tottenham to attack. Heung-Min Son in particular was a great source of crosses after beating the Argentine.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd January

Didn't do much wrong going forward. Was too eager at times, getting caught out of position when tracking back.

Bournemouth

3-3: Tuesday, 26th December

Dealt with Leroy Sane really well down the left-hand side despite not being as quick and agile as his former team mate.

Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 23rd December

Outpaced and outplayed constantly down the right, failing to deal on many occasions with Newcastle's Christian Atsu.

Arsenal

0-1: Tuesday, 19th December

Did not play.

Stoke City

3-0: Saturday, 16th December

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-0: Wednesday, 13th December

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 9th December

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 3rd December

Comments to follow.

Everton

0-4: Wednesday, 29th November

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

1-1: Friday, 24th November

Got dragged out of position on many occasions allowing Leicester to hurt the Hammers on the counter attack.

Watford

0-2: Sunday, 19th November

Comments to follow.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th October

Comments to follow.

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-3: Friday, 20th October

Had a decent first half delivering quality crosses and covering a huge amount of ground despite being in the twilight of his career. A poor challenge gifted Brighton their third, however the game was out of their hands by then.

Burnley

1-1: Saturday, 14th October

Putting his body on the line and hard to beat and break down from a Burnley point of view.

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 30th September

Getting forward quite often and tracking back well.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 23rd September

Getting forward quite often and tracking back well.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

A wily old head. Doesnít look out of place as a wing-back.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

Getting forward quite often and tracking back well.

Huddersfield Town

2-0: Monday, 11th September

Very energetic pressing high up the pitch as far as the goalkeeper on a few occassions and getting stuck in with his tackling.

Newcastle United

0-3: Saturday, 26th August

Comments to follow.

Southampton

2-3: Saturday, 19th August

Decent game. Unfairly castigated over the penalty given all that went before.

Manchester United

0-4: Sunday, 13th August

A true warrior, blocked and cleared absolutely everything that came his way in the first half and the early stages of the second. Yet his booking stopped him from being aggresive and as a result could do nothing to stop the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Manchester City

0-3: Friday, 4th August

Played for an hour before being replaced by Sam Byram.

Altona 93

3-3: Tuesday, 1st August

Played for an hour before being replaced by Sam Byram.

Werder Bremen

2-2: Saturday, 29th July

Played for an hour before being replaced by Sam Byram.

Werder Bremen

0-1: Friday, 28th July

(Replaced Byram) A chance for the travelling Hammers to get a second glimpse at the club's new signing.
Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.

Pablo Zabaleta did not play for West Ham during this season.