Date of birth
(1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth
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Jordi Balk (born 26 April 1994 in Cothen) is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays as a centre back for St Patrick's Athletic in the League of Ireland Premier Division.
Balk, who had previously played in the youth academy of Dutch club Utrecht, signed for Scottish Premiership club Ross County in July 2014. He made his debut appearance on 16 August 2014, in a 2–1 defeat against Kilmarnock. Balk was released from his contract in November 2014. In January 2015, he signed with Dutch Eerste Divisie side FC Oss until the end of the season. After 3 seasons with FC Oss, Balk went on trial with League of Ireland Premier Division club St Patrick's Athletic, from the capital city of Dublin. On the 5th July 2017 he played the full 90 minutes as a trialist in a 1–0 friendly win over Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian at Richmond Park. After impressing fans and coaching staff with his passing, positional sense and tackling, Balk signed a contract with the Saints on the 7th July 2017, becoming the first Dutch player to play for the club. Balk made his full debut on the 9th July in a narrow 1–0 defeat away to league leaders Cork City.