Gavi has been showing off his football talent since he was a toddler. When he was six years old, he even got into a muddy pond with the ball and all of that happens when he is at the wedding.
In 2010, he was enrolled in local club La Liara Balompié. He was six at that time and has been showing off his talent on the pitch. After spent four years with La Liara Balompié, he transfer to Real Betis.
While he is talented in football, his parents didn’t make any compromises regarding his education. Because of that, youth clubs who want to sign him make him study in the afternoon.
His shining performance at Real Betis got bigger clubs eyeing to scout him such as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona.
With the clever trick, Barcelona won to sign Gavi and he joined Barcelona when he was 11 and put in a youth team.
Keeping up his performance, Gavi led his team to win Youth Champions of Italy. Not long after he turned 16, Barcelona signed him to play in the Barcelona B and he became the youngest who debut under Barcelona.
He also makes him a talent to represent his nation. He has represented Spain at U-15 and U-16 levels.
His international debut on the senior side began when he received a call to represent Spain in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League.
- Real Name: Pablo Martin Páez Gavira
- Stage Name: Gavi
- Also Known As: –
- Nickname: Gavi
- Birthday: August 5, 2004
- Birthplace: Los Palacios y Villafranca, Seville, Spain
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Nationality: Spanish
- Height: 173 cm (5’8”)
- Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: Christianity
- Profession: Professional Footballer
- Education: –
- Hobbies: Playing Videogames
- Position: Central midfielder
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Barcelona B (2020 – 2021)
- Parents: Pablo Páez (Father), Gavinin Anasi (Mother)
- Siblings: Aurora Paez Gavira (Older Sister)
- Girlfriend: –
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- Instagram: @pablogavi
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- In the process of his transfer to Real Betis, there was an agreement between the club and his dad that Gavi would sign with them in exchange for his dad’s hospitality job at Real Betis.
- He is the youngest player who represent Spain in the matches against Italy in the EUFA Nations League semi-finals.
- When he was in Barcelona B, he only played twice, but it makes Ronald Koeman impressed in him.
- He is one of the last 20 players named in the Golden Boy in 2021.
- In his first appearance in the pre-season, he helped Barcelona defeat Inter Miami.
- In his first game for Barcelona’s youth team, he broke his nose and underwent a surgery that made him miss training for a month.
- When he was a kid, because he attend school while training, he was often seen with a book in one hand and football in the other.
- Because he attends afternoon school and should train beforehand, he had a hard time maintaining it and sometimes felt sick because of excess football training.
- He never shares any picture of him with a woman on his social media nor gives updates about his relationship status. It assumed that he was single.
- Since he was a kid, he doesn’t like public speaking.
- He is crowned the MVP of the Memorial Christina Varani International tournament.
- His sister works as a teacher in a primary education school and currently lives in Seville.
- He idolized Isco as they had the same origin.
- He scored 95 goals when he was at Real Betis. The performance that lead Big Spanish clubs to line up to sign him.
- At his young age, he has played more than 60 games for clubs and for his country.
- There’s rumor about him facing attitude problems and a lack of discipline. The rumor said that Barcelona has been trying to straighten out this issue.
- He’s currently focusing on his career and rarely provides information about his ideal type of woman. He has said that his love and passion for football are much higher than anything else.
- His net worth is between around $1 million and $5 million.
“I’m the happiest kid in the world. It’s a dream come true. A thousand things went through my head and I was a bit nervous as I was warming up, but I went out to give it the max. I remember all the coaches I’ve had and how they helped me to develop.”
He had a hard time balancing his school and training. But, because he grits his teeth, he became one of the promising young footballers.