|Date of birth||7 March 1979|
|Place of birth||Kneževo, Popovac, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:28, 16 December 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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 Baranja Belje.
- Josip Balatinac at nogometni-magazin (Croatian)
- Josip Balatinac – FIFA competition record
- Josip Balatinac statistics and biography at FootballDatabase.com
- Josip Balatinac at National-Football-Teams.com
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