4
Defender
Fabián Balbuena
Appearances
14
Clearances
62
Tackles
24

Fabián Balbuena

4
Defender
Born
23 Aug 1991
Paraguay
Weight
82 kg
Height
188 cm
Joining Date
July 2018
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West Ham United moved to sign Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena in July 2018. 

The defender joined the Irons from Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A side Corinthians for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. 

A powerful centre-back with an eye for goal, Balbuena previously enjoyed success in Brazil and his home nation of Paraguay, winning individual accolades and league titles in both countries.

Career
Cerro Porteno
2010-12
Rubiu Nu
2013
Nacional
2013-14
Club Libertad
2014-16
Corinthians
2016-18
West Ham United
2018-present
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2020/21 2019/20 2018/19 Before West Ham
2020/21
Captained the Hammers to EFL Cup wins over Charlton Athletic and Hull City in September 2021...Made his seasonal Premier League debut in the 4-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on 27 September 2021...Kept his place for the 3-0 win at Leicester City before scoring the first goal of West Ham United's stunning late comeback to draw 3-3 at Tottenham Hotspur on 18 October 2020...Was sent-off on his final appearance for the Club at Chelsea on 24 April 2021, although the red card was later rescinded...Totaled 18 appearances in all competitions, including 14 in the Premier League...Announced he would be leaving West Ham United after three seasons, 61 appearances and three goals on 4 June 2021.
2019/20
Started the opening day 5-0 home Premier League defeat by Manchester City on 10 August 2019...Lost his place to Angelo Ogbonna and did not start any of the next eight Premier League matches...Started the Carabao Cup ties against Newport County and Oxford United...Returned to the starting XI for the 1-1 home draw with Sheffield United on 26 October 2019 and started ten of the next eleven Premier League matches...Started Paraguay's friendly matches with Japan and Bulgaria in September and November 2019 respectively.
2018/19
Joined West Ham United on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 14 July 2018...Made his West Ham United debut in a 4-0 Premier League defeat at Liverpool on 12 August 2018...Scored his first goal for the Hammers in a 1-1 Premier League draw at Leicester City on 27 October 2018...Ended the season with 23 Premier League appearances to his name...Made more Premier League clearances (172) than any other West Ham United player...Started twice for Paraguay at the 2019 Copa America in Brazil, including the quarter-final defeat by the host nation on 28 June 2019.
Before West Ham
Born in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay’s second largest city...Signed with Club Cerro Porteño (Presidente Franco) as a teenager, spending two years with the side and helping them to win the Division Intermedia, the second tier of the Paraguayan football league, in 2011....Moved to Club Rubio Ñu in 2013, playing 17 times, before switching to Club Nacional Asunción later in the year...After 42 appearances in all competitions for Nacional, signed for one of Paraguay’s most prominent sides, Club Libertad, in 2014...Established himself as an important aspect of the team that won both the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura in his maiden season...Earned his first international cap against Mexico in 2015...Departed his home country and transferred to Brazilian team Corinthians in 2016, immediately establishing himself in the Timão’s starting XI...Won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and the Campeonato Paulista in his first season in Sao Paulo...Selected in the 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Team of the Year and also awarded the Bola de Prata – an honour given to the best players in their respective position...Nicknamed ‘El Comandante’ - the General - for his leadership on the pitch...Won the Campeonato Paulista for a second straight season in 2018 and was named in the Campeonato Paulista Team of the Year for his performances.
Honours
Division Intermedia
Cerro Porteno
2011
Primera Division Apertura
Libertad
2014
Primera Division Clausura
Libertad
2014
Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A
Corinthians
2017
Campeonato Paulista
Corinthians
2017, 2018
Campeonato Brasileiro Team of the Year
Individual
2017
Campeonato Paulista Team of the Year
Individual
2018
Last Match
Sunday 17 October 13:00
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Minutes Played
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96
Goals
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1
Tackles
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13
Clearances
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15
Interceptions
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10
Passes
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539
Pass %
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83 %
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Pass %
0
Assists
0
Goals
0
Yellow Cards
0
Red Cards
0
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