|Full name||Gavril Pele Balint|
|Date of birth||3 January 1963|
|Place of birth||Sângeorz-Băi, Romania|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2005–2006||Politehnica Timișoara (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Sângeorz-Băi, Bistrița, Balint made his Divizia A debut with Steaua București in 1981 where he played until 1990 winning the league titles in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989, the Romanian Cup in 1985, 1987 and 1989, the 1985–86 European Cup and the European Super Cup in 1987. At the end of the 1989–90 season, Balint became the top goalscorer of the Divizia A with 19 goals. He scored the second and last goal at the penalties shoot-out during the 1986 European Cup final, helping his team, Steaua to win the trophy.
In 1990, he was bought by Real Burgos for $1,000,000. He played for the Spanish side until his retirement in 1993.
- Romania's goal tally first.
Balint started his coaching career in 1994, aged 31, when he was appointed as assistant coach of Romania under Anghel Iordănescu's regime. Four years later comes his first chance as head coach after taking charge at Sportul Studențesc, but in May 2000 he is called again to join the coaching staff of Romania as the squad prepared for the UEFA Euro 2000.
In the summer of 2000, Balint was requested by Mircea Lucescu as his assistant for Galatasaray, however he left the job after only one season, to join again Romania as assistant coach, this time under Gheorghe Hagi.
After Hagi resigned, Balint went to Sheriff Tiraspol for his second job as head coach, taking the team in 2002.
Balint returned as assistant coach for Galatasaray in 2004 to work again with Gheorghe Hagi.
In 2005, he was appointed assistant coach of FCU Politehnica Timișoara, working again with Hagi. When Hagi left, a few months later, Balint resigned also. Two years later, Balint returned to FC Timișoara, this time as a head coach.
In 2010, he became the head coach of the Moldova national team, but after the campaign for the UEFA Euro 2012, his contract ended and wasn't renewed. He then became a television pundit, signing a contract with Digi Sport.
In April 2013, Balint returned to coaching, signing a contract for one and a half years with FC Vaslui. In 2014 he was named head coach of Liga II side CS Universitatea Craiova and helped the club win promotion for the top-flight Liga I.
- Divizia A: 264 games, 69 goals
- La Liga: 83 games, 28 goals
- European Cup: 30 games, 6 goals
- Cup Winners' Cup: 2 games, 0 goals
- Romania national football team: 34 caps, 14 goals
As a managerEdit
|Sheriff Tiraspol||1 June 2002||3 June 2003||28||20||5||3||50||16||71.43|
|Sportul Studentesc||23 December 2003||1 June 2004||13||9||2||2||39||12||69.23|
|FC Timisoara||29 December 2008||1 June 2009||18||12||2||4||32||18||66.67|
|Moldova||20 January 2010||19 December 2011||16||5||1||10||17||23||31.25|
|FC Vaslui||9 April 2013||16 May 2013||9||5||3||1||15||8||55.56|
|CS U Craiova||17 March 2014||10 June 2014||15||11||2||2||28||9||73.33|
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As a managerEdit
- "Gavril Pele Balint – International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
- "În numele tatălui Gabi Balint și tatăl său au retrăit momentele epocale şi sentimentele de la Sevilla '86" [In the name of the father Gabi Balint and his father relive the epic moments and feelings of Sevilla '86] (in Romanian). gsp.ro. Retrieved 24 October 2017.