Agustín Balbuena

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Agustín Balbuena
Personal information
Full name Agustín Alberto Balbuena
Date of birth (1945-09-01) 1 September 1945 (age 71)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1969 Colón de Santa Fe 114 (22)
1970 Rosario Central 20 (1)
1971–1975 Independiente 172 (41)
1976 Racing Club 19 (3)
1976–1977 Bucaramanga 10 (0)
1977–1978 FAS ? (?)
National team
?–1974–? Argentina 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2008.

Agustín Alberto Balbuena (born 1 September 1945 in Santa Fe) is a retired Argentine football striker who won four Copa Libertadores and the Copa Intercontinental with Club Atlético Independiente.

Balbuena started his professional playing career in 1964 with home town club Colón de Santa Fe, after a spell with Racing Club he played for Rosario Central where he was a losing finalist in the 1970 Nacional.[1]

In 1971 Balbuena joined Club Atlético Independiente where he became an important player in the most successful period in the history of the club. He was part of the team that won the 1971 Metropolitano to qualify for the Copa Libertadores. Independiente won the competition on four consecutive occasions, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975. He scored the winning goal in the Copa Intercontinental in 1973 against Juventus F.C..

Balbuena was included in the Argentina squad for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, he played for the national team on 8 occasions.

Later in his career he played for Bucaramanga of Colombia and CD FAS of El Salvador.

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Independiente

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