Pablo Pérez joins Málaga CF until 2016/17

Málaga Club de Fútbol has reached an agreement with Argentinean-born midfielder, Pablo Javier Pérez (Rosario, Argentina – 10/08/85), to join the Blue and Whites for the rest of this season and another three, until 2016/17. At 28 years of age, Pablo Pérez joins Málaga Club de Fútbol from Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys, where he was a key player in ‘Tata’ Martino’s team winning the 2013 Argentine League Championship. Pérez played a total of 16 games in the first round of the league competition (he only missed three matches), and made an important contribution to the team’s success, scoring four goals. His position on the pitch is in midfield, although he’s capable of playing various roles. Pablo Pérez, who will wear the number ‘11’ shirt, will be officially presented as a member of the Blue and Whites on Tuesday 14th January at 1 p.m. at La Rosaleda.


08/01/2014 21:09

Pablo Pérez began his footballing career in the lower ranks of Argentina’s Newell’s Old Boys, and little by little made his way up to the first team, making his debut in the 2007 ‘Clausura’ tournament.  For the next two seasons, the Rosario-born midfielder was a firm fixture in the team, playing a total of 33 matches (15 ‘Clausura’ and 18 ‘Apertura’ games).
In 2009/10, Pablo Pérez joined Club Sport Emelec, one of Ecuador’s most successful teams.  Pérez participated in seven matches, four in the ‘Copa Libertadores’, scoring one goal, and three in the ‘Copa Sudamericana.’  The team then went on to win its first title, the ‘Copa del Pacífico.’
In 2010, the Argentinean-born midfielder signed to Unión de Santa Fe, Argentina’s ‘Primera B’ side.  Pablo Pérez was again a key member of the team as they achieved promotion to the First Division.  He played a total of 27 games with this team, scoring three goals.
Pablo Pérez returned to Newell’s Old Boys in 2011/12, where he really honed his skills and made his mark on the pitch.  He played 32 matches (16 ‘Clausura’ and 16 ‘Apertura’ games) and scored eight goals.
The following season, with Gerardo Martino heading up Newell’s Old Boys, Pablo Pérez shone on the pitch and the team was proclaimed 2013 ‘Clausura’ Tournament winners.  Pérez played 29 Argentinean League games (13 ‘Clausura’ and 16 ‘Apertura’ matches), scoring four goals, and 11 ‘Copa Libertadores’ matches (scoring one goal), the team reaching the semi-finals of this competition.
This season, Pablo Pérez took part in 16 ‘Apertura’ matches, scoring four goals, and was again a crucial member of the Argentinean side.