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Josip Balatinac
Personal information
Date of birth 7 March 1979 (1979-03-07) (age 30)
Place of birth Kneževo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Baranja Belje
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2006 Osijek 202 (29)
2006 FC Pasching
2006–2007 Hajduk Split 16 (3)
2008 Hrvatski Dragovoljac
2008– Baranja Belje
National team
1998 Croatia U19 5 (0)
1999 Croatia U20 1 (0)
1998–2000 Croatia U21 7 (0)
2006 Croatia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:28, 16 December 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:28, 16 december 2009 (UTC)

Josip Balatinac (born 7 March, 1979) is a Croatian football midfielder. He made one appearance for the Croatia national football team, in a friendly against South Korea at the 2006 Carlsberg Cup tournament on 29 January, 2006. He has also represented his country at under-21 and under-19 levels.


In 1997 Balatinac joined NK Osijek coming through youth ranks of famous Osijek youth football academy. He spent nine seasons with NK Osijek where he gradually became one of best players. In summer 2006 Balatinac was supposed to join SV Pasching. It's still unclear did Balatinac signed the contract and then went AWOL or did he never even signed for Austrian team. However Balatinac came back from Austria after few days claiming he's homesick and continue to prepare for new season with NK Osijek. Few weeks after he signed with Hajduk Split. He cancelled his contract with Hajduk Split before 2006/07 season end and he's currently with NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac in the second Croatian ligue

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