Premier League Name Translator: #13 Paul Who Lived By The Mountain

Posted by - February 26, 2010 - Manchester City, Name Translator

Cutting through the exotic monikers of Premier League imports so you can judge the player, not the name

Apparently this surname is so old that it’s meaning is hotly disputed, but it is thought to be related to living by mountains. Just like his ancestors, this Argentinian likes an uphill struggle: that’s why he has set about winning silverware with Manchester City.

That’s right, Pablo Zabaleta is Paul Who Lived By The Mountain.