Ryan Guno Babel; born 19 December 1986, is a Dutch footballer who plays for Al Ain FC in the Arabian UAE Arabian Gulf League. He can play as a striker or left winger.
Babel began his career at Ajax in 1998, working his way up through the youth team and into the senior squad. He played three seasons for the first team before he was transferred to Liverpool in mid-2007, where under three successive managers he failed to secure a regular first team position. Babel was sold to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in January 2011, for a sum around half of that which Liverpool paid for him. His time at Hoffenheim was marred with disciplinary problems with three managers at the club. In the summer of 2012, Babel bought out the remaining final year of his contract, making him a free agent, and re-signed a one-year contract with Ajax. After this season, Babel went on to sign with Kasımpaşa on 21 June 2013. Babel often was linked to a return to the Premier League during his time in Turkey, before ending rumours by signing for UAE side Al Ain FC in July 2015. In the summer of 2016 Babel signed a 3 month contract with Deportivo la Coruńa. He proved his worth by scoring 5 times in 12 games. Through his good game at Deportivo la Coruńa Babel has earned a contract for two and a half years with Turkish champion Besiktas in January 2017.