JEAN SYLVAIN BABIN
Jean-Sylvain Babin is a professional football player from France. He was born on May 8, 1986, in Fontenay-aux-Roses, a suburb of Paris. Babin primarily plays as a central defender. Babin began his youth career at Racing Club de France before joining Paris Saint-Germain at the age of 13. He progressed through the youth ranks and made his senior debut for the club in 2004. Despite being highly regarded as a promising talent, Babin struggled to break into the first team and went on loan spells to various clubs, including Sedan and Créteil. In 2009, Babin left Paris Saint-Germain and joined Spanish club Real Betis. He spent two seasons at Betis, playing in the second division. Babin's performances caught the attention of Ligue 1 club Dijon FCO, and he returned to France to join them in 2011. During his time at Dijon, Babin established himself as a reliable center-back and played a crucial role in helping the team achieve promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time in their history. He played for Dijon in the French top flight for three seasons before moving to Russian club Alania Vladikavkaz in 2014. Babin's time in Russia was short-lived, and he returned to France in 2015 to play for Granville. He then had a brief stint at Nîmes Olympique before joining Bulgarian side Levski Sofia in 2016. Babin has since played for several clubs in countries such as Greece, Poland, and Saudi Arabia. Although Babin has not represented the French national team at the senior level, he has featured for the U-21 team earlier in his career.