Carlos Babington at the Argentine training camp during the 1974 FIFA World Cup
|Full name||Carlos Alberto Babington|
|Date of birth||20 September 1949|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|1974–1978||SG Wattenscheid 09||120||(46)|
|1982||Tampa Bay Rowdies||20||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Babington (nicknamed "El Inglés" – The Englishman) was born in Buenos Aires. His grandfather was Colville Burroughs Babington, who moved to Argentina and married Laureana Carro in 1889. His great-grandfather, Colville, was the grandson of Benjamin Guy Babington and great-grandson of William Babington who has a statue in St. Paul's Cathedral.
He started his career as footballer at Club Atlético Huracán in 1969. With Huracán, Babington was part of the team that won the 1973 Metropolitano. Managed by César Menotti, that squad is widely regarded as one of the best Argentine teams ever, with Babington being a key player along with René Houseman, Miguel Brindisi and Omar Larrosa.
Babington returned to Huracán in 1979 and played for the club until 1982, when he moved to Florida, United States, to play for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. In 1983, he played for Atlético Junior of Barranquilla, Colombia where he ended his career due to personal matters. He retired from football later that year.
Babington scored 126 goals for Huracán in his eight years with the club,
As manager, he coached Platense, Banfield, Racing, River Plate, León Fútbol Club (Mexico), Chacarita Juniors and Huracán. As Huracán manager, he won two Second Division champinsohips in 1990 and 2000, helping Huracán to return to Primera División.
In 2006 Babington was elected as Huracán's president. Under his administration, the team achieved another promotion to Primera División, remaining in the top division until the 2010–11 season when Huracán would be relegated again.
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- Jugador, técnico y presidente by Pablo Aro Geraldes