Cristian Bălașa

Cristian Bălașa (born 27 December 1972) is a Romanian professional football manager and former football player. He is currently the sporting director of Liga II club Concordia Chiajna.[1]

Cristian Bălașa
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-12-27) 27 December 1972 (age 50)
Place of birth Pucioasa, Romania
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Concordia Chiajna (sporting director)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Chindia Târgoviște 69 (10)
1998–2003 Argeș Pitești 162 (18)
2003–2004 Farul Constanța 24 (2)
2004 FC Oradea 13 (1)
2005–2006 FCM Târgoviște 25 (2)
2006–2010 Concordia Chiajna 53 (1)
2018 Aninoasa ? (?)
Total 346 (34)
Managerial career
2012 AS Doiceşti
2012–2013 Concordia II Chiajna
2013–2015 Viitorul Constanța (assistant)
2015–2016 Chindia Târgoviște (sporting director)
2016–2019 Aninoasa
2019– Concordia Chiajna (sporting director)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

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 February 2018, Bălașa decided to play again for the team that he also managed, FC Aninoasa.[2]

Managerial careerEdit

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.[3] From 2015 to 2016 he was the sporting director of Chindia Târgoviște.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

His son, Mihai Bălașa, is also a football player.[5]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Chindia Târgoviște
Concordia Chiajna

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Ultimele noutăți la FC Aninoasa! Cristi Bălașa și Cosmin Lunescu revin în iarbă[permanent dead link]. fcaninoasa.ro (in Romanian)
  3. ^ Revine pe bancă! Cristian Bălaşa, foarte aproape de a prelua conducerea tehnică a Aninoasei. gazetadambovitei.ro (in Romanian)
  4. ^ Cristi Bălaşa, director sportiv la Chindia. jurnaldedambovita.ro (in Romanian)
  5. ^ Cristi Bălaşa, despre fiul său: "Sper să mă depăşească" Archived 19 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine. evz.ro (in Romanian)

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