FC BATE Borisov
|Full name||Football Club BATE Borisov|
|League||Belarusian Premier League|
FC BATE Borisov (Belarusian: ФК БАТЭ Барысаў, IPA: [baˈtɛ]; Russian: ФК БАТЭ Борисов, FK BATE Borisov) is a Belarusian football team playing in the city of Borisov. They compete in the Belarusian Premier League and are the reigning champions. 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 for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League (2009–10 and 2010–11). Their home stadium is Borisov Arena, which was opened in 2014.
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 eight times and competed in UEFA competitions.
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. 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. 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 play 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.
On 26 August 2014 BATE played Champions League play-off round home match against Slovan Bratislava, won 3-0, 4-1 in aggregate and qualifyed to the group stage of Champions League for the fourth time after coming through three qualifification stages of the tournament.
- As of August 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Belarusian Premier League
- Belarusian Second League
- Winners (1): 1996
League and Cup history
|1997||2nd||2||30||25||3||2||92–15||78||Round of 32||Promoted|
|2000||1st||2||30||20||4||6||68–26||64||Round of 16|
|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|
- 1 Including play-off (1–0 win) for the 1st place against Neman Grodno, as both teams finished with equal points.
|Season||Competition||Round||Club||1st Leg||2nd Leg|
|1999–2000||UEFA Cup||QR||Lokomotiv Moscow||1–7 (H)||0–5 (A)|
|2000–01||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Shirak||1–1 (A)||2–1 (H)|
|2Q||Helsingborg||0–0 (A)||0–3 (H)|
|2001–02||UEFA Cup||Q||Dinamo Tbilisi||1–2 (A)||4–0 (H)|
|1R||Milan||0–2 (H)||0–4 (A)|
|2002||UEFA Intertoto Cup||1R||Akademisk Boldklub||1–0 (H)||2–0 (A)|
|2R||1860 Munich||1–0 (A)||4–0 (H)|
|3R||Bologna||0–2 (A)||0–0 (H)|
|2003–04||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Bohemians||1–0 (H)||0–3 (A)|
|2004–05||UEFA Cup||1Q||Dinamo Tbilisi||2–3 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|2005–06||UEFA Cup||1Q||Torpedo Kutaisi||1–0 (A)||5–0 (H)|
|2Q||Krylia Sovetov Samara||0–2 (A)||0–2 (H)|
|2006–07||UEFA Cup||1Q||Nistru Otaci||2–0 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|2Q||Rubin Kazan||0–3 (A)||0–2 (H)|
|2007–08||UEFA Champions League||1Q||APOEL||0–2 (A)||3–0 (a.e.t.) (H)|
|2Q||FH Hafnarfjördur||3–1 (A)||1–1 (H)|
|3Q||Steaua Bucureşti||2–2 (H)||0–2 (A)|
|2007–08||UEFA Cup||1R||Villarreal||1–4 (A)||2–0 (H)|
|2008–09||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Valur||2–0 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|2Q||Anderlecht||2–1 (A)||2–2 (H)|
|3Q||Levski Sofia||1–0 (A)||1–1 (H)|
|Group H||Real Madrid||0–2 (A)||0–1 (H)|
|Juventus||2–2 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|Zenit St. Petersburg||1–1 (A)||0–2 (H)|
|2009–10||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Makedonija Gjorče Petrov||2–0 (A)||2–0 (H)|
|3Q||Ventspils||0–1 (A)||2–1 (H)|
|2009–10||UEFA Europa League||Play-off||Litex Lovech||0–1 (H)||4–0 (a.e.t.) (A)|
|Group I||Benfica||0–2 (A)||1–2 (H)|
|Everton||1–2 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|AEK Athens||2–1 (H)||2–2 (A)|
|2010–11||UEFA Champions League||2Q||FH Hafnarfjörður||5–1 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|3Q||Copenhagen||0–0 (H)||2–3 (A)|
|2010–11||UEFA Europa League||Play-off||Marítimo||3–0 (H)||2–1 (A)|
|Group E||Dynamo Kyiv||2–2 (A)||1–4 (H)|
|AZ Alkmaar||4–1 (H)||0–3 (A)|
|Sheriff Tiraspol||1–0 (A)||3–1 (H)|
|R32||Paris Saint-Germain||2–2 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|2011–12||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Linfield||1–1 (A)||2–0 (H)|
|3Q||Ekranas||0–0 (A)||3–1 (H)|
|Play-off||Sturm Graz||1–1 (H)||2–0 (A)|
|Group H||Viktoria Plzeň||1–1 (A)||0–1 (H)|
|Barcelona||0–5 (H)||0–4 (A)|
|Milan||0–2 (A)||1–1 (H)|
|2012–13||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Vardar||3–2 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|3Q||Debrecen||1–1 (H)||2–0 (A)|
|Play-off||Ironi Kiryat Shmona||2–0 (H)||1–1 (A)|
|Group F||Lille||3–1 (A)||0–2 (H)|
|Bayern Munich||3–1 (H)||1–4 (A)|
|Valencia||0–3 (H)||2–4 (A)|
|2012–13||UEFA Europa League||R32||Fenerbahçe||0–0 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|2013–14||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Shakhter Karagandy||0–1 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|2014–15||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Skënderbeu Korçë||0–0 (H)||1–1 (A)|
|3Q||Debrecen||0–1 (A)||3–1 (H)|
|Play-off||Slovan Bratislava||1–1 (A)||3–0 (H)|
Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for BATE.
- Yuri Puntus (Mar 1, 1996–Nov 30, 2004)
- Igor Kriushenko (Jan 1, 2005–Nov 12, 2007)
- Viktor Goncharenko (Nov 13, 2007–Oct 12, 2013)
- Alyaksandr Yermakovich (Oct 12, 2013–)
- New BATE stadium
- "BATE make history for Belarus". UEFA. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
- "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.