Josepmir Ballón

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Josepmir Ballón
Personal information
Full name Josepmir Aarón Ballón Villacorta
Date of birth (1988-03-21) March 21, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting Cristal
Number 21
Youth career
2005–2006 Academia Cantolao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2014 U. San Martín 186 (9)
2010–2011 River Plate (loan) 12 (0)
2015- Sporting Cristal 14 (2)
National team
2005 Peru U-17 3 (0)
2009– Peru[1] 47 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2015

Josepmir Aarón Ballón Villacorta (born 21 March 1988) is a Peruvian footballer who plays in the Torneo Descentralizado in for Sporting Cristal and the Peru national team, as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Ballón began his career with Academia Deportiva Cantolao[2] and in January 2007 joined Universidad San Martín where he made his debut in the Torneo Descentralizado.[3] On 26 June 2010 the midfielder left Universidad San Martín and was loaned out to River Plate.[4]

In January 2015, Ballón joined Sporting Cristal. On 7 February, he scored in his debut for the Torneo Descentralizado against Deportivo Municipal; it was the 2-0.

International career[edit]

Ballón played for the Peru national under-17 football team the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.[5] He is also member of the Peru national football team and earned 29 caps for them.[6]



Universidad San Martín


Peru national football team

Personal life[edit]

Ballón is currently married and has two children.[7]


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