Adán Balbín

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Adán Balbín
Personal information
Full name Adán Adolfo Balbín Silva
Date of birth (1986-10-13) 13 October 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Huaral, Peru
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position

Defensive midfielder,

Club information
Current team
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Unión Huaral 51 (3)
2007–2008 Coronel Bolognesi 72 (3)
2009–2013 Universidad San Martín 74 (4)
2014–2015 Sporting Cristal 16 (0)
2015 Unión Comercio 14 (0)
2016– Universitario 16 (2)
National team
2010– Peru 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 25, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 25, 2016

Adán Adolfo Balbín Silva (born 13 October 1986) is a Peruvian footballer. He currently plays for Universitario and the Peru national team, as a defensive midfielder or centre back.

Club career[edit]

Balbín started his professional career with his hometown club Unión Huaral in 2005. Then in 2007 he joined first division club Coronel Bolognesi. There the manager of Bolognesi at the time, Juan Reynoso, decided to use him as a centre back. With Bolognesi he won his first professional title, which was the 2007 Torneo Clausura. Adan played in Tacna until the end of the 2008 season. In January 2009 Balbín joined Universidad San Martín.[1] In December 2013, he moved to play for Sporting Cristal.[2]

International career[edit]

His impressive performances for his club convinced the new national team coach Sergio Markarian to give him his chance to play for the national team. On November 17, 2010 Balbín made his national team debut in friendly against Colombia by substituting Josepmir Ballón late in the match. The friendly was played in bogota and finished in a 1-1 draw.[3]



Coronel Bolognesi FC
Universidad San Martín


Peru national team


  1. ^ "Un baluarte Santo" (in Spanish). 25 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sporting Cristal: Adán Balbín llega a La Florida y Yotún se despide" (in Spanish). 3 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Perú cerró el año con un empate 1-1 ante Colombia" (in Spanish). 17 November 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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