Jean-Sylvain Babin

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Jean-Sylvain Babin
Personal information
Full name Jean-Sylvain Claude Babin
Date of birth (1986-10-14) 14 October 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Corbeil-Essonnes, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Châteauroux B
2004–2008 Châteauroux 22 (0)
2007–2008 Martigues (loan) 32 (0)
2008–2010 Lucena 54 (5)
2010–2014 Alcorcón 150 (11)
2014– Granada 34 (1)
National team
2013– Martinique 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 July 2013

Jean-Sylvain Claude Babin (born 14 October 1986) is a French professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Granada CF as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne, Babin graduated from LB Châteauroux's youth setup, and made his senior debuts with the B-team. He started appearing as a professional in the 2003–04 season, featuring once with the main squad in Ligue 2.

On 30 August 2007, Babin was loaned to FC Martigues.[1] After his loan expired, he left Châteauroux.

On 14 July 2008 Babin moved to Spain, and joined Lucena CF in Segunda División B.[2] He was regularly used by the Andalusians during his stint, being an important defensive unit during the 2009–10 campaign.

On 2 August 2010 Babin signed for AD Alcorcón, freshly promoted to Segunda División.[3] He made his debut for the Madrid club late in the month, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Albacete Balompié.[4]

Babin scored his first goal for the Alfareros on 22 October 2011, netting the winner in a 2–1 home success over Recreativo de Huelva.[5] He added a further four during the season, as his team missed out on promotion in the play-offs.

On 9 June 2014 Babin signed with Granada CF, for four years.[6] He made his debut in La Liga on 23 August, and scored to help the hosts come from behind and win it 2–1 against Deportivo de La Coruña.[7]


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