FC BATE Borisov

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BATE
BATE.gif
Full name Football Club BATE Barysaw
Founded 1973;
12 April 1996 (refounded)
Dissolved 1984
Ground Borisov Arena
Barysaw, Belarus
Ground Capacity 13,126
Chairman Anatoli Kapski
Manager Alyaksandr Yermakovich
League Belarusian Premier League
2013 1st

FC BATE Borisov (Belarusian: ФК БАТЭ Барысаў, IPA: [baˈtɛ]; Russian: ФК БАТЭ Борисов, FK BATE Borisov) is a Belarusian football team from the the city of Barysaw. They compete in the Belarusian Premier League, of which they are the reigning champions, and are the league's most successful club with 11 titles. They have also won 2 Belarusian Cups and 4 Belarusian Super Cups.

BATE are the only Belarusian team to have qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2014–15) and one of two to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League (2009–10 and 2010–11) along with Dinamo Minsk.

Their home stadium is Borisov Arena, which was opened in 2014.[1]

History[edit]

BATE is an acronym of Borisov Works of Automobile and Tractor Electric Equipment. The club was founded in 1973 and re-established in 1996. Since 1996, BATE have won the Belarusian Premier League eleven times and competed in UEFA competitions.

BATE playing at the Haradski Stadium in July 2009

In 2001, BATE reached the first round of the UEFA Cup, their first appearance in the competition beyond the qualifying rounds. 2008 saw BATE beat Valur, Anderlecht and Levski Sofia to become the first Belarusian team to qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.[2] In a group also featuring Juventus, Real Madrid and Zenit St. Petersburg, BATE finished at the bottom with three points, having drawn against Zenit in Russia, and both games with Juventus.[3] BATE were drawn in Group I of the inaugural Europa League in 2009–10, along with Portuguese club Benfica, English team Everton and Greek side AEK Athens, but were eliminated in the group stage. In the same competition in 2010–11 they played in Group E along with AZ of the Netherlands and two teams from other former Soviet republics, Dynamo Kyiv of Ukraine and Sheriff Tiraspol from Moldova. They qualified from the group for the Round of 32. Then, they were eliminated in the Round of 32 on the away goals rule by Paris Saint-Germain.

Notable former players of BATE include Alexander Hleb (Stuttgart, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Birmingham City) he has since returned to the club and currently plays for them, Vitali Kutuzov (Milan, Sporting CP, Avellino, Sampdoria, Parma, Pisa, and Bari) and Yuri Zhevnov (FC Moscow, and Zenit St. Petersburg). Having started their professional careers with BATE, all are also now members of the Belarus national team.[4]

On 26 August 2014 BATE played Champions League play-off round home match against Slovan Bratislava, won 3-0, 4-1 in aggregate and qualified to the group stage of Champions League for the fourth time after coming through three qualification stages of the tournament.

Current squad[edit]

As of August 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Belarus MF Dzmitry Likhtarovich (c)
3 Belarus DF Vital Hayduchyk
5 Belarus MF Yevgeniy Yablonskiy
7 Belarus MF Alyaksandr Karnitsky
8 Belarus MF Alyaksandr Valadzko
9 Belarus MF Illya Aleksiyevich
13 Belarus FW Mikalay Signevich
14 Russia DF Anri Khagush
15 Belarus FW Vladislav Klimovich
16 Belarus GK Syarhey Chernik
17 Belarus MF Alyaksandr Pawlaw
19 Belarus FW Dzmitry Mazalewski
20 Belarus FW Vitali Rodionov
21 Belarus DF Egor Filipenko
No. Position Player
22 Serbia DF Filip Mladenović
23 Belarus MF Edhar Alyakhnovich
25 Belarus MF Dzmitry Baha
30 Latvia GK Germans Māliņš
33 Belarus DF Dzyanis Palyakow
34 Belarus GK Artem Soroko
42 Belarus MF Maksim Valadzko
43 Belarus DF Igor Zhuravlev
45 Belarus FW Vladimir Karp
49 Belarus MF Aleksandr Dzhigero
52 Belarus FW Alyaksey Pyatrenka
55 Serbia DF Nemanja Tubić
62 Belarus MF Mikhail Gordeichuk
77 Ukraine MF Andriy Yakovlyev

Honours[edit]

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1996 3rd 1 28 25 2 1 79–10 77 Promoted
1997 2nd 2 30 25 3 2 92–15 78 Round of 32 Promoted
1998 1st 2 28 18 4 6 50–25 58 Quarterfinals
1999 1st 1 30 24 5 1 80–22 77 Semifinals
2000 1st 2 30 20 4 6 68–26 64 Round of 16
2001 1st 3 26 16 3 7 54–31 51 Quarterfinals
2002 1st 1 271 19 2 6 52–20 59 Runners-up
2003 1st 2 30 20 6 4 70–21 66 Quarterfinals
2004 1st 2 30 22 4 4 27–54 70 Semifinals
2005 1st 5 26 12 11 3 42–27 47 Runners-up
2006 1st 1 26 16 6 4 47–27 54 Winners
2007 1st 1 26 18 2 6 50–25 56 Runners-up
2008 1st 1 30 19 10 1 54–20 67 Semifinals
2009 1st 1 26 19 5 2 55–16 62 Semifinals
2010 1st 1 33 21 9 3 64–18 72 Winners
2011 1st 1 33 18 12 3 53–20 66 Round of 16
2012 1st 1 30 21 5 4 51–16 68 Round of 16
2013 1st 1 32 21 4 7 61–25 67 Round of 16
2014 1st Quarterfinals
  • 1 Including play-off (1–0 win) for the 1st place against Neman Grodno, as both teams finished with equal points.

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg
1999–2000 UEFA Cup QR Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 1–7 (H) 0–5 (A)
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q Armenia Shirak 1–1 (A) 2–1 (H)
2Q Sweden Helsingborg 0–0 (A) 0–3 (H)
2001–02 UEFA Cup Q Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 1–2 (A) 4–0 (H)
1R Italy Milan 0–2 (H) 0–4 (A)
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Denmark Akademisk Boldklub 1–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
2R Germany 1860 Munich 1–0 (A) 4–0 (H)
3R Italy Bologna 0–2 (A) 0–0 (H)
2003–04 UEFA Champions League 1Q Republic of Ireland Bohemians 1–0 (H) 0–3 (A)
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 2–3 (H) 0–1 (A)
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi 1–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
2Q Russia Krylia Sovetov Samara 0–2 (A) 0–2 (H)
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1Q Moldova Nistru Otaci 2–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
2Q Russia Rubin Kazan 0–3 (A) 0–2 (H)
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1Q Cyprus APOEL 0–2 (A) 3–0 (a.e.t.) (H)
2Q Iceland FH Hafnarfjördur 3–1 (A) 1–1 (H)
3Q Romania Steaua Bucureşti 2–2 (H) 0–2 (A)
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1R Spain Villarreal 1–4 (A) 2–0 (H)
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q Iceland Valur 2–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
2Q Belgium Anderlecht 2–1 (A) 2–2 (H)
3Q Bulgaria Levski Sofia 1–0 (A) 1–1 (H)
Group H Spain Real Madrid 0–2 (A) 0–1 (H)
Italy Juventus 2–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 1–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 2Q Republic of Macedonia Makedonija Gjorče Petrov 2–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
3Q Latvia Ventspils 0–1 (A) 2–1 (H)
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off Bulgaria Litex Lovech 0–1 (H) 4–0 (a.e.t.) (A)
Group I Portugal Benfica 0–2 (A) 1–2 (H)
England Everton 1–2 (H) 1–0 (A)
Greece AEK Athens 2–1 (H) 2–2 (A)
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2Q Iceland FH Hafnarfjörður 5–1 (H) 1–0 (A)
3Q Denmark Copenhagen 0–0 (H) 2–3 (A)
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off Portugal Marítimo 3–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
Group E Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2–2 (A) 1–4 (H)
Netherlands AZ Alkmaar 4–1 (H) 0–3 (A)
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 (A) 3–1 (H)
R32 France Paris Saint-Germain 2–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2Q Northern Ireland Linfield 1–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
3Q Lithuania Ekranas 0–0 (A) 3–1 (H)
Play-off Austria Sturm Graz 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
Group H Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 1–1 (A) 0–1 (H)
Spain Barcelona 0–5 (H) 0–4 (A)
Italy Milan 0–2 (A) 1–1 (H)
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 2Q Republic of Macedonia Vardar 3–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
3Q Hungary Debrecen 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
Play-off Israel Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
Group F France Lille 3–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
Germany Bayern Munich 3–1 (H) 1–4 (A)
Spain Valencia 0–3 (H) 2–4 (A)
2012–13 UEFA Europa League R32 Turkey Fenerbahçe 0–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy 0–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q Albania Skënderbeu Korçë 0–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
3Q Hungary Debrecen 0–1 (A) 3–1 (H)
Play-off Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 1–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
Group Portugal Porto 0–6 (A)
Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 (H)
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–7 (H)

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for BATE.

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New BATE stadium
  2. ^ "BATE make history for Belarus". UEFA. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "БАТЭ: кулісы перамогі, барысаўская каманда даказала, што перамагаюць не грошы і не імёны". Belarusian newspaper (Наша Ніва). 1 January 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 

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