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Agustin Balbuena


Agustin Alberto Balbuena (born September 1 1945 in Santa Fe) is a retired Argentine football striker who won four Copa Libertadores and the Copa Intercontinental with Club Atletico Independiente.

Balbuena started his professional playing career in 1964 with home town club Colon de Santa Fe, after a spell with Racing Club he played for Rosario Central where he was a losing finalist in the 1970 Nacional.

In 1971 Balbuena joined Club Atletico Independiente where he became an important player in the most successful period in the history of the club. He was part of the team that won the 1971 Metropolitano to qualify for the Copa Libertadores. Independiente won the competition on four consecutive occasions, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975. He scored the winning gaol in the Copa Intercontinental in 1973 against Juventus F.C..

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