Igor Balis

Date of birth05 January 1970
Place of birthSlovakia
NationalitySlovak
Weight72 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Balis was recruited by West Bromwich Albion manager Gary Megson to bolster his squad at a time when injuries and suspensions were causing some concern. However he took time to settle down and only started one game all season, although he came off the subs' bench on a number of occasions.

A very quick right wing back with plenty of international experience, due to a reoccurance of tinnitus (the condition that causes constant ringing in the ears), Balis announced his retirement in July 2003 and returned to Slovakia.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Spartak Trnava
Slovan Bratislava 14 Dec 2000
West Bromwich Albion 14 Dec 2000 09 Jul 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Slovan Bratislava UEFA Cup 4
1
2000-01 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup
1
2000-01 West Bromwich Albion League Division 1 1
6
2001-02 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup 3
2001-02 West Bromwich Albion League Cup
1
2001-02 West Bromwich Albion League Division 1 32
2
2
2
2002-03 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup
1
2002-03 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 27
1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Aug 2000 Slovan Bratislava v Locomotive Tbilisi W 2-0 UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 1st leg
24 Aug 2000 Locomotive Tbilisi v Slovan Bratislava W 0-2
Agg: 0-4
UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 2nd leg
14 Sep 2000 Slovan Bratislava v Dinamo Zagreb L 0-3 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
28 Sep 2000 Dinamo Zagreb v Slovan Bratislava D 1-1
Agg: 4-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Slovakia B International 1
1994-95 Slovakia International Friendly 3
1995-96 Slovakia International Friendly 3
1995-96 Slovakia UEFA European Championship 4
1
1996-97 Slovakia FIFA World Cup 3
1996-97 Slovakia International Friendly 2
1997-98 Slovakia Cyprus Tournament 2
1
1997-98 Slovakia FIFA World Cup 4
1997-98 Slovakia International Friendly 2
2
1998-99 Slovakia International Friendly
2
1998-99 Slovakia UEFA European Championship 2
1999-00 Slovakia Copa Valparaiso 3
1
1999-00 Slovakia Kirin Cup 2
1999-00 Slovakia UEFA European Championship 2
1
2000-01 Slovakia FIFA World Cup 2
2000-01 Slovakia International Friendly 1
2001-02 Slovakia FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Slovakia International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Apr 1995 France v Slovakia L 1-0 B International
08 May 1995 Slovakia v Czech Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Jun 1995 Argentina v Slovakia L 6-0 International Friendly
25 Jun 1995 Peru v Slovakia L 1-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 1995 Azerbaijan v Slovakia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
06 Sep 1995 Slovakia v Israel W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 1995 Slovakia v Poland W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 1995 Slovakia v Romania L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
27 Mar 1996 Slovakia v Belarus W 4-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Slovakia v Bulgaria D 0-0 International Friendly
09 May 1996 Sweden v Slovakia L 2-1 International Friendly
18 May 1996 Mexico v Slovakia L 5-2 US CUP
31 Aug 1996 Faroe Islands v Slovakia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
23 Oct 1996 Slovakia v Faroe Islands W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Mar 1997 Bulgaria v Slovakia W 0-1 International Friendly
29 Apr 1997 Slovakia v Iceland W 3-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 Yugoslavia v Slovakia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
06 Aug 1997 Slovakia v Switzerland W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Aug 1997 Slovakia v Czech Republic W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
10 Sep 1997 Slovakia v Yugoslavia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
24 Sep 1997 Slovakia v Spain L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Oct 1997 Czech Republic v Slovakia L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 Jan 1998 Italy v Slovakia L 3-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 1998 Slovenia v Slovakia D 1-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B
07 Feb 1998 Slovakia v Iceland W 2-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B
09 Feb 1998 Slovakia v Finland W 2-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT 3rd place
25 Mar 1998 Northern Ireland v Slovakia L 1-0 International Friendly
15 Apr 1998 Slovakia v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Slovakia v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
10 Nov 1998 Slovakia v Poland L 1-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Romania v Slovakia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
31 Mar 1999 Slovakia v Hungary D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
04 Sep 1999 Slovakia v Romania L 1-5 UEFA European Championship Group 7
08 Sep 1999 Slovakia v Liechtenstein W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Feb 2000 Bulgaria v Slovakia L 1-0 Copa Valparaiso
12 Feb 2000 Australia v Slovakia D 0-0 Copa Valparaiso
15 Feb 2000 Chile v Slovakia W 0-2 Copa Valparaiso
11 Jun 2000 Japan v Slovakia D 1-1 KIRIN CUP
14 Jun 2000 Slovakia v Bolivia W 2-0 Kirin Cup
16 Aug 2000 Slovakia v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2000 Slovakia v FYR Macedonia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Oct 2000 Slovakia v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Aug 2001 Slovakia v Iran L 3-4 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Slovakia v Turkey L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
05 Sep 2001 Slovakia v Moldova W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.