Ivan Balan

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Ivan Balan
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Personal information
Full name Ivan Dmytrovych Balan
Date of birth (1949-06-01) 1 June 1949 (age 71)
Place of birth Mala Vyska, Kirovohrad Oblast, USSR
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1980 Sudnobudivnyk Mykolayiv 170 (2)
Teams managed
1985 Sudnobudivnyk Mykolayiv (assistant)
1986–1988 Sudnobudivnyk Mykolayiv
1989–1992 Evis Mykolayiv
1993 Krystal Kherson
1996 Tavriya Simferopol
1997 Tavriya Simferopol (caretaker)
1998 Tavriya Simferopol
2001–2005 Metalurh Mariupol (assistant)
2005–2007 Illichivets Mariupol
2007 Illichivets Mariupol (caretaker)
2008–2012 Vorskla Poltava (assistant)
2012–2015 Illichivets Mariupol (assistant)
2015–2017 Mykolaiv (director)
2017–2019 Vorskla Poltava (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ivan Dmytrovych Balan (Ukrainian: Іван Дмитрович Балан; born 1 June 1949) is a Ukrainian football coach and former player.[1]


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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Coaching Record[edit]

Club Record
Standing Notes
Division 1
Evis 3–4–11 12–29 9/10 relegation


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ a b "60 лет Ивана Балана" [Ivan Balan is 60 years old] (in Russian). Nikolayevsky Novosti. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ Уволен главный тренер "Ильичевца" Иван Балан [Illichivets' head coach Ivan Balan is fired]. Kommersant (in Russian). 24 April 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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