|Full name||Ivan Dmytrovych Balan|
|Date of birth||1 June 1949|
|Place of birth||Mala Vyska, Kirovohrad Oblast, USSR|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1985||Sudnobudivnyk Mykolayiv (assistant)|
|1997||Tavriya Simferopol (caretaker)|
|2001–2005||Metalurh Mariupol (assistant)|
|2007||Illichivets Mariupol (caretaker)|
|2008–2012||Vorskla Poltava (assistant)|
|2012–2015||Illichivets Mariupol (assistant)|
|2017–2019||Vorskla Poltava (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Balan began playing football as a goalkeeper in the youth system of Sudnobudivnyk Mykolayiv. In 1972, he joined the club's senior side and eventually scored two goals while playing occasionally in the outfield. Due to the age limit utilized in the Soviet Second League, Balan retired from playing at age 31.
Balan managed his former club Sudnobudivnyk Mykolayiv, leading it to a second place finish in the 1990 Soviet Lower Second League, Zone 1. After managing the club in the 1991 Soviet Second League, Balan led the club during the inaugural 1992 Ukrainian Premier League season (operating under the name Evis Mykolayiv) but resigned as the club were relegated to the second tier.
Balan was appointed manager of Ukrainian Premier League side Illichivets Mariupol in 2004, and managed the club until he was fired when the club dropped into last place following a loss against FC Chornomorets Odesa in the 23rd round of the 2006–07 season.
- "В гостях у Ивана Балана" [Ivan Balan, Honored Coach of Ukraine, Head Coach of FC Ilyichevets]. pr.ua. 6 January 2006. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- "60 лет Ивана Балана" [Ivan Balan is 60 years old] (in Russian). Nikolayevsky Novosti. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- Уволен главный тренер "Ильичевца" Иван Балан [Illichivets' head coach Ivan Balan is fired]. Kommersant (in Russian). 24 April 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- Ivan Balan at FootballFacts.ru (in Russian)
- Profile at Official FC Vorskla Website at the Wayback Machine (archived 12 September 2010) (in Russian)
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