Pablo Hernandez, commonly known simply as Pablo, is a retired professional footballer from Spain. He has played for football clubs Valencia, Swansea City, Leeds United, and Castellon to name a few.

Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career

Pablo Hernández Domínguez was born on April 11, 1985 in Castellón de la Plana, Spain. He stands 173 cm tall and he played attacking midfielder and winger.

His brother-in-law is Sergio Garcia who plays in the PGA Tour and PGA European Tour.

Position Midfielder
Height / weight 1.73 m / 64 kg
Born 11 Apr 1985
Nationality Spain Spain
Number 14
Team History
Castellon 2021 - present
Leeds United Leeds 2017 - 2021
Al-Arabi 2014 - 2017
Leeds United Leeds 2016 - 2017
Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano 2015 - 2016
Al Nassr FC Al Nassr 2015
Swansea City AFC Swans 2012 - 2014
Valencia CF Valencia 2008 - 2012
Getafe Getafe 2007 - 2008
Cadiz CF Cadiz 2007 (loan)
Valencia CF Mestalla 2004 - 2007
Valencia CF Valencia 2006 - 2007
Cadiz CF Cadiz 2007
CD Onda 2004 - 2005 (loan)

He spent his youth career playing for Castellón and Valencia.

Senior Career

He is a graduate of the Valencia FC youth academy and was part of the B team until 2007.

Pablo was loaned out to Cadiz in 2006 for one season. There, he made 21 league appearances. He was then sent out on loan to Getafe for the 2007-2008 season and there he made 24 league appearances.

Pablo was re-signed by Valencia in the summer of 2008 and soon established himself as a key played for Los Che, scoring 16 goals in 110 La Liga appearances. His performances on the flank, his tricks, and his ability to cut inside were all lauded and impressed followers of Spanish football.

Then in August 2012, Swansea signed Pablo from Valencia for a transfer fee of £5.5 million. He proved himself to be an asset for Michael Laudrup’s side and won the League Cup with the Swans in the 2012-13 campaign.

Pablo made his international debut for the Spain National Football team against South Africa in a 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup match on June 20, 2009. He made three more appearances for his country, scoring just a single goal.

In 2014, he left Europe and signed with the Saudi Arabian club Al-Arabi. At that time, he was loaned to Al-Nassr, Rayo Valenciano, and Leeds United. In 2017, he was signed on to Leeds permanently. In 2021, he signed with Castellon. He retired in 2023.


  • 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20 - Leeds United Player of the Year/Players Player of the Year
  • 2018 - Professional Footballers’ Association Championship Player Of The Month: August
  • 2018–19 - PFA Team of the Year

Team History:

International Career

  • 2009–2010 - Spain

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