Sergei Baltacha

Date of birth17 February 1958
Place of birthKiev
PositionMidfielder

The first Soviet international to play in England, Sergei scored on his debut for Ipswich Town against Stoke City in a 5-1 win.

A firm crowd favorite despite often being played out of position, he is the father of the late tennis professional, Elena Baltacha.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Dynamo Kiev 01 Jan 1989
Ipswich Town 01 Jan 1989

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1977-78 USSR Under-21 1
1977-78 USSR World Youth Cup 3
1979-80 USSR Toulon Under-21 1
1979-80 USSR UEFA Under-21 4
1979-80 USSR Under-21 1
1980-81 USSR FIFA World Cup 2
1980-81 USSR International Friendly 1
1980-81 USSR Olympics 1
1
1981-82 USSR FIFA World Cup 9
1
2
1981-82 USSR International Friendly 4
1982-83 USSR International Friendly 3
1982-83 USSR UEFA European Championship 4
1
1983-84 USSR International Friendly 1
1983-84 USSR UEFA European Championship 2
1
1984-85 USSR FIFA World Cup 4
1984-85 USSR International Friendly 2
1984-85 USSR Nehru Cup 4
1984-85 USSR Under-21 v A 1
1985-86 USSR International Friendly 1
1986-87 USSR International Friendly 1
1986-87 USSR UEFA European Championship
1
1987-88 USSR Four Nations Tournament, Berlin 2
1987-88 USSR International Friendly 3
1987-88 USSR UEFA European Championship
1
1988-89 USSR Blokhin Farewell 1
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
01 Jul 1977 Paraguay v USSR W 1-2 World Youth Cup Group D
04 Jul 1977 Austria v USSR D 0-0 World Youth Cup Group D
10 Jul 1977 USSR v Mexico W 2-2 (9-8) World Youth Cup Final
14 May 1978 USSR v Romania W 1-0 U21
14 Oct 1979 Romania v USSR W 0-2 U21
02 Apr 1980 USSR v Italy W 3-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
09 Apr 1980 Italy v USSR D 0-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
07 May 1980 East Germany v USSR D 0-0 UEFA U21 Final
21 May 1980 USSR v East Germany W 1-0 UEFA U21 Final
04 Jun 1980 France v USSR D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
12 Jul 1980 USSR v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
22 Jul 1980 USSR v Zambia W 3-1 Olympics Group A
01 Aug 1980 USSR v Yugoslavia W 2-0 Olympics 3rd place
15 Oct 1980 USSR v Iceland W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
30 May 1981 Wales v USSR D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
23 Sep 1981 USSR v Turkey W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
07 Oct 1981 Turkey v USSR W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Oct 1981 USSR v Czechoslovakia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1981 USSR v Wales W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
10 Mar 1982 Greece v USSR W 0-2 International Friendly
04 Apr 1982 Argentina v USSR D 1-1 International Friendly
05 May 1982 USSR v East Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1982 Sweden v USSR D 1-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 1982 Brazil v USSR L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 6
19 Jun 1982 New Zealand v USSR W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group 6
22 Jun 1982 USSR v Scotland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 6
01 Jul 1982 USSR v Belgium W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group A
04 Jul 1982 Poland v USSR D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group A
13 Oct 1982 USSR v Finland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
23 Mar 1983 France v USSR D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Apr 1983 Switzerland v USSR W 0-1 International Friendly
27 Apr 1983 USSR v Portugal W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
17 May 1983 Austria v USSR D 2-2 International Friendly
22 May 1983 Poland v USSR D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
01 Jun 1983 Finland v USSR W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 Oct 1983 USSR v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
13 Nov 1983 Portugal v USSR L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
02 Jun 1984 England v USSR W 0-2 International Friendly
19 Aug 1984 USSR v Mexico W 3-0 International Friendly
12 Sep 1984 Republic of Ireland v USSR L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
10 Oct 1984 Norway v USSR D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
22 Jan 1985 China PR v USSR W 2-3 NEHRU CUP
28 Jan 1985 Iran v USSR W 0-2 NEHRU CUP
02 Feb 1985 Morocco v USSR W 0-1 NEHRU CUP Semi-final
04 Feb 1985 USSR v Yugoslavia W 2-1 NEHRU CUP Final
20 Feb 1985 Italy v USSR W 0-2 U21 v A
27 Mar 1985 USSR v Austria W 2-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 1985 Switzerland v USSR D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
05 Jun 1985 Denmark v USSR L 4-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 Feb 1986 Mexico v USSR L 1-0 International Friendly
29 Oct 1986 USSR v Norway W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
18 Feb 1987 Wales v USSR D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Feb 1988 Italy v USSR L 4-1 International Friendly
23 Mar 1988 Greece v USSR W 0-4 International Friendly
31 Mar 1988 Argentina v USSR W 2-4 Four Nations Tournament, Berlin
02 Apr 1988 Sweden v USSR L 2-0 4 Nations Tournament, Berlin Final
27 Apr 1988 Czechoslovakia v USSR D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Jun 1988 Netherlands v USSR L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Final
28 Jun 1989 USSR v Rest of the World D 3-3 BLOKHIN FAREWELL


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