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Pável Pardo Segura is a Mexican
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

 international footballer, who currently plays for the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer is a professional soccer league based in the United States and sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation . The league is composed of 19 teams — 16 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada...

.

Biography


Pardo started his career in 1993 with Atlas de Guadalajara, and also played with Tecos UAG before joining América. A veteran of 467 games with 35 goals at club level and 139 international caps, scoring 10 goals. He is regarded as one of the best players in Mexico, having achieved great success with Club América, winning both the Mexican Torneo de Verano 2002, Torneo de Clausura in 2005 and the CONCACAF Champions Cup tournament in 2006.

After participating with Mexico in high profile tournaments, namely the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

, both of which were held in Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, Pardo began to attract attention from a number of international clubs. Rumors linked him with CA River Plate of Argentina
Argentina
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...

 and Recreativo Huelva of Spain
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

. Pardo was unable to reach an agreement with either club.

Following the World Cup, Pardo joined VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart
Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 e. V., commonly known as VfB Stuttgart, is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. The club is best known for its football team, which has participated in all but two Bundesliga seasons...

, for a sum of one million euros, the same club that purchased Pardo's national teammate, Ricardo Osorio
Ricardo Osorio
Ricardo Osorio Mendoza is a Mexican international football defender, who currently plays with Monterrey of the Primera División de México...

. Pardo scored his first goal for Stuttgart in a 16 September 2006 league contest and win against Werder Bremen.

On 19 May 2007, Stuttgart won the Bundesliga
Fußball-Bundesliga
The Fußball-Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of Germany's football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga...

 with Pardo, who appeared in 33 complete games, serving as one of the pillars of the team. He was voted the fifth-best player in his first season in Germany.

In January 2009 he returned to Club América for a fee of US $600000.

In July 2011, Pardo revealed he would be signing with a Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer is a professional soccer league based in the United States and sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation . The league is composed of 19 teams — 16 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada...

 team after America allowed him to terminate his contract with them and thus sign on a free transfer with MLS, and signed with the Chicago Fire on 26 July 2011.

International


Pardo made his international debut for Mexico
Mexico national football team
The Mexican national football team represents Mexico in association football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation , the governing body for football in Mexico. Mexico's home stadium is the Estadio Azteca and their head coach is José Manuel de la Torre...

 in 1996, playing in the U.S. Cup tournament, against the USA. Since then, Pardo has captained his country in several occasions and played important roles for the national team for many years, helping his country to winning the 1998 and 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Gold Cup
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main association football competition of the men's national football teams governed by CONCACAF, determining the regional champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.The Gold Cup is held every two years and when it does not fall the same year as an...

 tournaments and the 1999 Confederations Cup. He played in France 98, as well as the Copa América 1997
Copa América 1997
Bolivia hosted the Copa América for the second time in its 38th edition. It was held from June 11 to June 29, 1997. It was organised by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body.There is no qualifying for the final tournament...

 and 1999
Copa América 1999
The 1999 Copa América was a football tournament held in Paraguay, from June 29 to July 18, 1999. It was organised by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body.There is no qualifying for the final tournament...

 and the mentioned 2005 Confederations Cup and 2006 World Cup.

At the 1998 World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 Pardo was sent off in the match between Belgium and Mexico
Mexico national football team
The Mexican national football team represents Mexico in association football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation , the governing body for football in Mexico. Mexico's home stadium is the Estadio Azteca and their head coach is José Manuel de la Torre...

. Referee Hugh Dallas
Hugh Dallas
Hugh Dallas MBE is a Scottish former football referee. He officiated at two FIFA World Cup tournaments, in 1998 and 2002; he was appointed fourth official for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Final...

 was criticised for his actions during the game after he also sent off team mate Gert Verheyen.

On 21 June 2007, he played in the 2007 Gold Cup, helping Mexico earn second place. The day after the game he announced that he would not go to 2007 Copa America because he needed some rest. The national side eventually ended up in third place in that tournament.

In the 2007–08 season, his second year in Stuttgart
Stuttgart
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million ....

, he established himself as one of the leading players, due to his constant and solid performances and also because, at 32, he was one of the older players in the otherwise young VfB side. Therefore, he earned the nickname el comandante or el jefe in the team.

On 20 August 2008 he helped Mexico to a 2–1 win over Honduras at home in their first World Cup qualifier match at Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca is a stadium in Santa Ursula, Mexico City, Mexico. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national football team and the Mexican team Club América.The stadium was the venue for football soccer in the 1968 Summer Olympics....

, scoring a brace in the 72nd and 75th minute respectively after trailing 1–0.

He was called-up to play again against Honduras after missing the Squad due to Injury or call-ups from VfB Stuttgart.

Career statistics


As of 19 September 2011
|-
|1993–94
Primera División de México 1993–94
-Group 1:-Group 2:-Group 3:-Group 4:-Repechaje round:*Necaxa 0-2 ; 2-2 América*Morelia 2-2 ; 3-2 Guadalajara-Quarterfinal:*Morelia 0-3 ; 0-3 U.A.G.*América 1-1 ; 2-1 Cruz Azul*Atlante 1-1 ; 2-3 Toluca...

||rowspan="5"|Atlas||rowspan="13"|Primera División
Primera División de México
The Primera División Profesional , known simply as the Primera División, is the top level of the Mexican football league system and is administered by the Mexican Football Federation. It was established in 1943 and as of 2011 has 18 clubs. Up to June 2011, it was divided into three groups competing...

||28||0|| || || || ||28||0
|-
|1994–95
Primera División de México 1994–95
-Group 1:-Group 2:-Group 3:-Group 4:-Repechaje round:*Monterrey 2-0 ; 0-2 U.A.G.*Veracruz 1-1 ; 0-0 Puebla-Quarterfinal:*Santos 3-1 ; 0-2 Guadalajara*U.A.G. 0-2 ; 1-2 Necaxa*U.N.A.M...

||29||2|| || || || ||29||2
|-
|1995–96
Primera División de México 1995–96
-Group 1:-Group 2:-Group 3:-Group 4:-Repechaje round:*U.A.N.L. 4-1 ; 1-3 León*América 2-0 ; 0-0 U.N.A.M.-Quarterfinal:*Veracruz 1-1 ; 2-2 Atlas*Cruz Azul 0-3 ; 2-0 América*Monterrey 2-2 ; 0-0 Atlético Celaya*U.A.N.L...

|||35||1|| || || || ||35||1
|-
|1996–97||30||0|| || || || ||30||0
|-
|1997–98||32||4|| || || || ||32||4
|-
|1998–99||U.A.G.||34||5|| || || || ||34||5
|-
|1999–00||rowspan="7"|América
Club América
Club América is a Mexican Professional football club based in Mexico City. It competes in the Primera División, the top professional league in the country. The team's nickname is Las Águilas ....

||36||7|| || || || ||36||7
|-
|2000–01||35||0|| || || || ||35||0
|-
|2001–02||37||1|| || || || ||37||1
|-
|2002–03||36||5|| || || || ||36||5
|-
|2003–04||35||4|| || || || ||35||4
|-
|2004–05||36||2|| || || || ||36||2
|-
|2005–06||29||3|| || || || ||29||3

|-
|2006–07||rowspan="3"|VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart
Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 e. V., commonly known as VfB Stuttgart, is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. The club is best known for its football team, which has participated in all but two Bundesliga seasons...

||rowspan="3"|Bundesliga
Fußball-Bundesliga
The Fußball-Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of Germany's football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga...

||33||1||6||1|| || ||39||2
|-
|2007–08||29||2||3||0||4||1||36||3
|-
|2008–09||9||1||1||0||8||0||18||1

|-
|2008–09
Primera División de México Clausura 2009
The 2009 Primera División Clausura was the second football tournament of the Mexican Primera División 2008−2009 season. The tournament began on January 16th, 2009 and ended on May 31st, 2009. Necaxa was relegated to the Primera División A after being in last place of the relegation table. On May...

||rowspan="3"|América
Club América
Club América is a Mexican Professional football club based in Mexico City. It competes in the Primera División, the top professional league in the country. The team's nickname is Las Águilas ....

||rowspan="3"|Primera División
Primera División de México
The Primera División Profesional , known simply as the Primera División, is the top level of the Mexican football league system and is administered by the Mexican Football Federation. It was established in 1943 and as of 2011 has 18 clubs. Up to June 2011, it was divided into three groups competing...

||16||1|| || || || ||16||1
|-
|2009–10
2009–10 Primera División de México season
The 2009–10 Primera División de México season is the 63rd professional season of Mexico's top-flight football league, and 13th season in which the Apertura and Clausura system is used...

||37||2|| || || || ||37||2
|-
|2010–11
2010–11 Primera División de México season
The 2010–11 Primera División Profesional season is the 64th professional season top-flight football league. The season is split into two parts Apertura and Clausura each of which includes a tournament —the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura. Each part has an identical format and each is...

||33||0||||||4||0||37||0

|-
|2011||rowspan="1"|Chicago Fire||rowspan="1"|MLS
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer is a professional soccer league based in the United States and sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation . The league is composed of 19 teams — 16 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada...

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13||1||1||0||0||0||14||1
602||42||11||1||16||1||629||44

International

National team Year Apps Goals
Mexico
Mexico national football team
The Mexican national football team represents Mexico in association football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation , the governing body for football in Mexico. Mexico's home stadium is the Estadio Azteca and their head coach is José Manuel de la Torre...

1996 8 0
1997 23 0
1998 14 0
1999 19 2
2000 11 1
2001 12 1
2002 0 0
2003 11 1
2004 9 1
2005 13 1
2006 11 0
2007 7 1
2008 5 3
2009 5 1
Total 14811

International goals



|-
| 1. || 27 July 1999 || Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca is a stadium in Santa Ursula, Mexico City, Mexico. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national football team and the Mexican team Club América.The stadium was the venue for football soccer in the 1968 Summer Olympics....

, Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico City is the Federal District , capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole...

, Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

 || || align=center|1–0 || align=center|2–2 || 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
-Group B:---------------------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Awards:-Top scorers:6 goals Cuauhtémoc Blanco Marzouq Al-Otaibi Ronaldinho4 goals Alex3 goals José Manuel Abundis Zé Roberto-Notes:...


|-
| 2. || 19 January 2000 || Estadio Tecnológico
Estadio Tecnológico
The Estadio Tecnológico is a stadium located in city of Monterrey, Mexico.It is the property of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. The Monterrey Football Club play their home games there, but only rent the space and are not affiliated with the Institute.The stadium was...

, Monterrey
Monterrey
Monterrey , is the capital city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico. The city is anchor to the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico and is ranked as the ninth-largest city in the nation. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north of the country and is the...

, Mexico || || align=center|1–1 || align=center|3–1 || Friendly
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...


|-
| 3. || 25 April 2001 || Hasely Crawford Stadium
Hasely Crawford Stadium
The Hasely Crawford Stadium, located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, is named after Hasely Crawford, the first person from Trinidad and Tobago to win an Olympic gold medal. Originally built as the National Stadium in 1980, the stadium was re-named to honour Crawford in 2001. The stadium...

, Port of Spain
Port of Spain
Port of Spain, also written as Port-of-Spain, is the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the country's third-largest municipality, after San Fernando and Chaguanas. The city has a municipal population of 49,031 , a metropolitan population of 128,026 and a transient daily population...

, Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles...

 || || align=center|1–1 || align=center|1–1 || 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
The 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification, CONCACAF Zone ran from March 2000 to November 2001 in order to determine the three CONCACAF representatives at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. For an overview of the qualification rounds, see 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification....


|-
| 4. || 19 March 2003 || Texas Stadium
Texas Stadium
Texas Stadium was a football stadium in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The stadium opened on September 17, 1971.Built to replace the aging Cotton Bowl, it was the home field of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, and had a seating capacity of 65,675...

, Irving
Irving, Texas
Irving is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 216,290. Irving is within the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, designated...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 || || align=center|1–0 || align=center|2–0 || Friendly
|-
| 5. || 7 July 2004 || Estadio Elias Aguirre
Estadio Elias Aguirre
Estadio Elías Aguirre is a multi-purpose stadium administrated by the governmental Instituto Peruano del Deporte in Chiclayo, Peru. It was built in 1970 named after the 19th century Peruvian sailor Elías Aguirre Romero...

, Chiclayo
Chiclayo
Chiclayo is the capital city of the Lambayeque region in northern Peru. It is located 13 kilometers inland from the Pacific coast and 770 kilometers from the nation's capital, Lima...

, Peru
Peru
Peru , officially the Republic of Peru , is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean....

 || || align=center|2–1 || align=center|2–2 || Copa América 2004
Copa América 2004
The Copa América 2004 was the 41st edition of the Copa América, the South-American championship for international association football teams. The competition was organized by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body, and was held in Peru, who hosted the tournament for the sixth time,...


|-
| 6. || 5 September 2005 || Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico || || align=center|5–0 || align=center|5–0 || 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
Listed below are the dates and results for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for North, Central America and the Caribbean. A total of 34 teams took part , competing for 3.5 places in the World Cup.The qualification process was divided in three stages...


|-
| 7. || 21 June 2007 || Soldier Field
Soldier Field
Soldier Field is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in the Near South Side. It is home to the NFL's Chicago Bears...

, Chicago
Chicago
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...

, United States || || align=center|1–0 || align=center|1–0 || 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
The 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the ninth edition of the Gold Cup, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean , and was won by the United States over Mexico. It was contested in the United States from June 6 to June 24, 2007.This competition was the third...


|-
| 8. || 26 March 2008 || Craven Cottage
Craven Cottage
Craven Cottage is the name of a football stadium in the Hammersmith and Fulham area that has been the home ground of the association football team Fulham F.C. since 1896....

, London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

, England
England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

 || || align=center|2–1 || align=center|2–1 || Friendly
|-
| 9. || 20 August 2008 || Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico || || align=center|1–1 || align=center|2–1 || 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
The CONCACAF qualification stage for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa consisted of 35 national teams competing for the three berths given automatically to CONCACAF by FIFA. The United States, Mexico and Honduras qualified...


|-
| 10. || 20 August 2008 || Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico || || align=center|2–1 || align=center|2–1 || 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
|-
| 11. || 28 March 2009 || Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico || || align=center|2–0 || align=center|2–0 || 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
|}

Club América

  • First Division
    Primera División de México
    The Primera División Profesional , known simply as the Primera División, is the top level of the Mexican football league system and is administered by the Mexican Football Federation. It was established in 1943 and as of 2011 has 18 clubs. Up to June 2011, it was divided into three groups competing...

    : Verano 2002, Clausura 2005
  • Campeón de Campeones
    Campeón de Campeones
    Campeón de Campeones was an annual Mexican association football competition -as well as the name of the trophy given to its winner-, initiated in 1942 as a contest between each year's Mexican First Division league winner and its Mexican Cup counterpart, and then reformatted in 2001 as a yearly...

    : 2005
  • CONCACAF Champions Cup: 2006
    CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2006
    The 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 41st edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CONCACAF region , the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. The tournament is also a qualifying event for the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup...


National team

  • CONCACAF Gold Cup
    CONCACAF Gold Cup
    The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main association football competition of the men's national football teams governed by CONCACAF, determining the regional champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.The Gold Cup is held every two years and when it does not fall the same year as an...

    : 1998
    1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup
    The 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the fourth edition of the Gold Cup, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean ....

    , 2003
    2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
    The 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the seventh edition of the Gold Cup, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean ....

  • FIFA Confederations Cup
    FIFA Confederations Cup
    The FIFA Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships , along with the FIFA World Cup winner and the host nation, to bring the number of teams...

    : 1999
    1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
    -Group B:---------------------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Awards:-Top scorers:6 goals Cuauhtémoc Blanco Marzouq Al-Otaibi Ronaldinho4 goals Alex3 goals José Manuel Abundis Zé Roberto-Notes:...


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