|Date of birth||27 December 1972|
|Place of birth||Pucioasa, Romania|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Concordia Chiajna (sporting director)|
|2012–2013||Concordia II Chiajna|
|2013–2015||Viitorul Constanța (assistant)|
|2015–2016||Chindia Târgoviște (sporting director)|
|2019–||Concordia Chiajna (sporting director)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Bălașa made his Liga I debut on 31 July 1996, for Chindia Târgoviște, in a 1–0 win against Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț. He also played for Argeș Pitești, Farul Constanța, FC Oradea and Concordia Chiajna before retiring in 2010.
In 2012, Bălașa started his coaching career, managing lower league clubs such as AS Doiceşti, Concordia II Chiajna and Aninoasa, and was also Gheorghe Hagi's assistant coach at Viitorul Constanța for two seasons. From 2015 to 2016 he was the sporting director of Chindia Târgoviște.
- Chindia Târgoviște
- Concordia Chiajna
- "Laurențiu Diniță s-a înțeles cu Concordia Chiajna" [Laurențiu Diniță comes to an understanding with Concordia Chiajna]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 6 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
- Ultimele noutăți la FC Aninoasa! Cristi Bălașa și Cosmin Lunescu revin în iarbă[permanent dead link]. fcaninoasa.ro (in Romanian)
- Revine pe bancă! Cristian Bălaşa, foarte aproape de a prelua conducerea tehnică a Aninoasei. gazetadambovitei.ro (in Romanian)
- Cristi Bălaşa, director sportiv la Chindia. jurnaldedambovita.ro (in Romanian)
- Cristi Bălaşa, despre fiul său: "Sper să mă depăşească" Archived 19 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine. evz.ro (in Romanian)
- Cristian Bălașa at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian)