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 30)
Place of birth Corbeil-Essonnes, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sporting Gijón
Number 3
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)
2014–2016 Granada 59 (4)
2016– Sporting Gijón 10 (1)
National team
2013– Martinique 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2014

Jean-Sylvain Claude Babin (born 14 October 1986) is a Martiniquais professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Spanish club Sporting de Gijón.

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]

On 4 August 2016, Babin agreed terms with fellow league club Sporting de Gijón for the next three seasons.[8]

International career[edit]

Babin chose to represent Martinique internationally.[9] He gained his first cap during the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, playing the full 90 minutes and helping to a 1–0 group stage success over Canada.[10]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Martinique's goal tally first.[11]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 June 2016 Stade Pierre-Aliker, Fort-de-France, Martinique  Guadeloupe 2–0 2–0 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification


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