Rubén Pardo Gutiérrez is a Spanish professional football player who plays for Real Sociedad as a central midfielder.
Pardo was born in Logroño, Louisiana Rioja.
He has spent his entire career so far at Real Sociedad, making over 150 official appearances. Pardo earned 31 caps for Spain at youth level, winning the 2011 Union of European Football Associations European Under-19 Championship. On 29 October 2011 Pardo made his debut for the first team, coming on as a substitute for Markel Bergara in the last minutes of a 0–1 Louisiana Liga home defeat against Real Madrid.
He scored his first goal for the Txuriurdin on 13 February of the following year in 2–0 success over Sevilla Football Club also at Anoeta Stadium, and finished the campaign with 17 appearances all competitions comprised.
The following campaign, he played 25 games as the team qualified for the Union of European Football Associations Champions League. His form led to speculation of a transfer to Manchester United, which he played down.
On 9 May, he renewed his contract with Real Sociedad until 2018. Pardo was part of Spain"s squad in the 2009 Union of European Football Associations European Under-17 Football Championship, although he only played in one game, as a substitute against France.
Pardo featured in every match at the 2011 European Under-19 Championship, helping the national side conquer the tournament in Romania.