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Happy birthday, Zaba!



Pablo Zabaleta is 28 today and to celebrate his birthday, we will bring you some Zaba-themed specials.

The Etihad Player of the Month, Zabaleta, has been one of the Blues’ most consistent performers over the past few seasons and is having his best campaign yet with a series of barn-storming performances for City.

The Argentine international is a player who is 100% committed to every challenge and, as the flag says, has the heart of a lion. He has become one of the most popular players at the Club.

Zabaleta is also adored by the City fans and universally liked away from the pitch where he is also one of the nicest guys you could wish to meet.

So, today is ‘Zabaleta Day’ and we’ll bring you a gallery of his numerous bumps, cuts and bandaged head wounds  - all sustained in the line of duty – plus the crunching ‘Zab Man’ video and a collection of fan messages from our official Facebook and Twitter pages (make sure you leave yours).

An adopted Mancunian who admitted he misses the rain when he returns to Argentina, a man who always stops to talk with fans and nobody has a bad word for and, a player who has become one of the best defenders in the Premier League, Pablo Zabaleta… happy birthday!

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