Ilie Balaci

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Ilie Balaci
Ilie Balaci 2.jpg
Balaci in 1983
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-09-13)13 September 1956
Place of birth Bistreţ, Romania
Date of death 21 October 2018(2018-10-21) (aged 62)
Place of death Craiova, Romania
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Playmaker
Youth career
1965–1973 Universitatea Craiova
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1984 Universitatea Craiova 285 (76)
1985–1986 Olt Scorniceşti 30 (7)
1986–1988 Dinamo Bucureşti 32 (1)
Total 347 (84)
National team
1974–1986 Romania 65 (8)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Pandurii Târgu Jiu
1989–1991 Drobeta Turnu-Severin
1991–1992 Club Africain
1992–1994 Olympique Casablanca
1994–1996 Al-Shabab
1996–1997 Al-Nassr
1997–1998 Al-Hilal
1998 FC U Craiova
1998–2000 Al-Ain
2000–2001 Al-Hilal
2001 FC U Craiova
2001–2002 Al-Sadd
2002–2003 Al-Hilal
2003–2005 Al-Ahli
2005–2006 Al-Arabi
2006 Al-Shabab
2007–2009 FC U Craiova (general manager)
2009–2010 Kazma
2011 Raja Casablanca
2013 Al-Nahda
2016 Al-Hilal Omdurman
2017–2018 Al-Suwaiq
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ilie Balaci (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈli.e ˈbalat͡ʃʲ]; 13 September 1956 – 21 October 2018) was a Romanian football midfielder and manager.

He spent most of his professional career with Universitatea Craiova, appearing in more than 300 official games with the club and winning seven major titles. Balaci was thought as one of the greatest Romanian footballers of all time.[1]

Balaci played for the Romanian national team between 1974 and 1986.[2]

Death[change | change source]

Balaci died on 21 October 2018, while at his home in Craiova, Romania, at the age of 62 from a heart attack caused by a stroke.[3]

Statistics[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ilie Balaci echipa națională" (in Romanian). Romanian Football Federation. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  2. "Ilie Balaci , International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 26 April 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  3. "Zi neagră în Bănie: Ilie Balaci a decedat!" [Black day in Bănie: Ilie Balaci passed away]. Gazeta de Sud (in Romanian). Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  4. "Ilie BALACI". www.statisticsfootball.com. Retrieved 21 October 2018.

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