Andriy Bal

Andriy Mykhailovych Bal (Ukrainian: Андрій Михайлович Баль, Russian: Андрей Михайлович Баль, Andrey Mikhaylovich Bal; 16 February 1958 – 9 August 2014) was a Ukrainian football midfielder and coach.

Andriy Bal
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Andriy Bal in 2011
Personal information
Full name Andriy Mykhailovych Bal
Date of birth (1958-02-16)16 February 1958
Place of birth Rozdil, Ukrainian SSR
Date of death 9 August 2014(2014-08-09) (aged 56)
Place of death Kyiv,[1] Ukraine
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1971–1975 Sports boarding school (Lviv)
1975–1977 Karpaty (reserve)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1980 Karpaty Lviv 134 (12)
1981–1990 Dynamo Kyiv 240 (11)
1991 Maccabi Tel Aviv 28 (4)
1991–1993 Bnei Yehuda 62 (3)
Total 464 (30)
National team
1981–1989 USSR 20 (1)
Teams managed
1993–1998 Maccabi Haifa (assistant)
1998–1999 Maccabi Herzliya
1999–2000 Hakoah Ramat Gan
2000–2001 Dynamo Kyiv (assistant)
2001–2003 Vorskla Poltava
2003–2007 Ukraine (assistant)
2007–2009 FC Moscow (assistant)
2009–2010 Chornomorets Odesa
2011–2012 Ukraine (assistant)
2012 Ukraine (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



Born in Rozdil, Ukrainian SSR, Bal was a product of the Lviv youth football schools. By 1976 he was playing in the senior squad of Karpaty Lviv. After 5 years with the team, he earned a transfer to Dynamo Kyiv. He went on to spend the majority of his playing career with the team, winning four championship medals with them, as well as four Soviet Cups. He also picked up 3 runners-up medals. Another major achievement of his career with Dynamo Kyiv was winning the 1986 Cup Winners' Cup. In 1990, he left Dynamo to play in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv. He spent a season there before moving on to Bnei Yehuda, where he finished his playing career in 1993.


Bal has played for the USSR national football team 20 times,[2] and scored 1 goal.,[2] a 20-meter strike in the game against Brazil at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain. He represented the team at all levels and won the 1976 U-19 UEFA Championship, the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship, twice won the U-21 UEFA Championship (in 1980 and 1990). He also played in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, where the Soviet team reached the Round of 16, losing to Belgium in extra-time.


After retiring from playing Bal began coaching in Israel. His first coaching job was with Maccabi Haifa. From there he went on to coach Maccabi Herzliya and Hakoah Ramat Gan. In 2000, he returned to Ukraine to join the coaching staff of Dynamo Kyiv. In 2001, he became head-coach of Vorskla Poltava. After two seasons with them, he became Oleg Blokhin's assistant coach with the Ukraine national football team. On 14 December 2007, he was officially announced as assistant-coach at FC Moscow, again moving there with Blokhin.


Bal died on 9 August 2014 during a football match of veteran teams as a result of a blood clot.[2][3]


As playerEdit

* Bal was selected as an overage player

As coachEdit


  1. ^ Left the life Andriy Bal... Archived 16 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine. Champion (Ukrayinska Pravda). 9 August 2014
  2. ^ a b c Former Dynamo Kiev midfielder Andrei Bal dies
  3. ^ Michael Yokhin (13 August 2014). "Dynamo Kiev mourn loss of Bal, Byalkevich". ESPN. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Андрей БАЛЬ". RussiaTeam. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Andriy Mykhailovych Bal". The Viktor Leonenko Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.

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