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Pablo Ibáñez
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Personal information
Full name Pablo Ibáñez Tébar
Date of birth 3 August 1981 (1981-08-03) (age 39)
Place of birth    Madrigueras, Flag of Spain Spain
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth clubs
1997–1999 Flag of Spain Albacete Balompié
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of Spain Albacete B
Flag of Spain Albacete Balompié
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
Flag of England West Bromwich Albion F.C.
Flag of England Birmingham City
000 000
075 00(2)
156 00(9)
010 00(1)
019 00(0)   
National team
Spain U21
010 00(0)
023 00(0)

Pablo Ibáñez Tébar (born 3 August 1981), sometimes known as just Pablo, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a centre back. He has been a free agent since leaving Birmingham City at the end of the 2012–13 season.

Pablo was born in Madrigueras. He began his football career in the youth teams of his local professional club, Albacete, with whom he earned promotion from the Segunda División to La Liga in 2003. A year later, he signed for Atlético Madrid where he made nearly 200 appearances over six seasons. His career with Atlético was marred by controversy when one of the 2006 presidential candidates for their city rivals Real Madrid claimed that a deal was in place for Real to sign Pablo should he win the election. Although he re-established himself in the Atlético team, contributing to a fourth-place finish in 2008, he played increasingly rarely towards the end of his time with the club, and in 2010 he moved to England. He spent a season with Premier League club West Bromwich Albion before joining Football League Championship (second-tier) club Birmingham City in 2011.

At international level, Pablo was capped 10 times for Spain's under-21 team before making his first appearance for the senior national team in 2004. He went on to earn 23 caps and represented his country at the 2006 World Cup.

External links

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Spain – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16

1. Casillas 2. Salgado 3. Pernía 4. Marchena 5. Puyol 6. Albelda 7. Raúl (c) 8. Xavi 9. F. Torres 10. Reyes 11. Luis García 12. A. López 13. Iniesta 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Senna 17. Joaquín 18. Fàbregas 19. Cañizares 20. Juanito 21. Villa 22. Ibáñez 23. Reina

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