On This Day: Modern day Leeds United icon is born in Spain

LEEDS United icon Pablo Hernandez was born in Castellón de la Plana in Spain, 36 years ago on this day.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 11:37 am
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 11:38 am

After coming through the ranks at Castellon, Hernandez then made his name at Valencia and and also Getafe in Spain before making the move to the Premier League to join Swansea City in August 2012.

The playmaker then joined Leeds from Al-Arabi in the summer of 2017 - initially on loan - and the man nicknamed 'El Mago' or 'The Magician' has gone on to become something of a modern day icon for the Whites with his goals and assists.

Hernandez signed a two-year contract extension in November 2019, meaning the Spaniard had penned terms at Leeds until the summer of 2022.

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BIRTHDAY BOY: Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez, celebrating his dramatic winner in last season's victory at Swansea City. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images.

Hernandez was an unused substitute in Saturday's superb 2-1 win at runaway leaders Manchester City.

Gjanni Alioski and former Whites team mate Barry Douglas have been among those to wish Hernandez a happy birthday on Instagram - or 'feliz cumpleaños'.

Happy birthday Pablo!