FC Gomel

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FC Gomel
FC Gomel logo.png
Full name Football Club Gomel
Founded 1959
Ground Central Stadium,
Gomel, Belarus
Ground Capacity 14,307
Chairman Yevgeni Pobolovets
Manager Vladimir Golmak
League Belarusian Premier League
2013 6th

FC Gomel (Belarusian: ФК Гомель), or FK Homel, is a Belarusian football club, playing in the city of Gomel. Their new home stadium is Central Stadium.

History[edit]

Teams from Gomel (usually city or raion selection or railway-based team Lokomotiv, but not always) played in Belarusian SSR championships since early 20's.[1] In 1946 Belorusian SSR league for one season becomes one of the zones of USSR 3rd level league, and Lokomotiv Gomel became the first city team to play in Soviet league.[2]

The modern Gomel team was founded in 1959 as Lokomotiv Gomel. They played at the 2nd level of Soviet football between 1959 and 1968. The results varied between seasons, as the team managed to finish 1st in their zone in 1962 as well as last in 1959 and 1963. However, due to the fact that Soviet league system structure was changing almost every season in 50's and 60's, Lokomotiv wasn't promoted or relegated until another league reorganization in 1969.

Gomselmash played at the 3rd level of Soviet football between 1969 and 1989, until further league reorganization in 1990, after which the team was relegated to the 4th level.

In 1992 Gomselmash joined the newly formed Belarusian Premier League. The first years were unsuccessful and the team relegated in 1995. They changed name to the current one, FC Gomel, the same year. In 1998 Gomel returned to Premier League and achieved much better results than before (champions title in 2003, 2nd place in 2007 and 3rd in 1999). The team also won Belarusian Cup in 2002 and made it to the final in 2004.

In 2012 they played English club Liverpool in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds. In the first leg they lost 0-1 and lost again away at Anfield in the second leg 3-0.

Name changes[edit]

  • 1959: Lokomotiv Gomel
  • 1965: Spartak Gomel
  • 1969: Gomselmash Gomel
  • 1976: Mashinostroitel Gomel
  • 1978: Gomselmash Gomel
  • 1995: Gomel

Honours[edit]

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
1 Belarus GK Andrey Klimovich
2 Belarus DF Vitaly Novik
3 Belarus DF Alyaksey Hawrylovich
4 Ukraine DF Vyacheslav Serdyuk
5 Belarus MF Vitali Trubila
6 Belarus MF Pavel Kirylchyk
7 Belarus DF Alyaksandr Bychanok
8 Armenia FW Zaven Badoyan
9 Belarus FW Dzmitry Kamarowski
10 Belarus FW Gennadi Bliznyuk
11 Belarus MF Anton Matsveenka
13 Belarus MF Yawhen Savastsyanaw
14 Belarus MF Yevgeny Fomin
16 Belarus GK Andrey Sakovich
No. Position Player
17 Belarus FW Aleksey Teslyuk
19 Ukraine DF Dmytro Nevmyvaka
23 Belarus DF Stanislav Sazonovich
24 Belarus MF Pavel Sitko
27 Belarus MF Anton Tereschenko
29 Belarus MF Maksim Sanets
30 Belarus GK Mikalay Ramanyuk
33 Belarus MF Pavel Chernyshov
37 Georgia (country) MF Zaza Chelidze
44 Belarus MF Stanislav Izhakovsky
55 Belarus DF Dmitry Ignatenko
77 Belarus FW Aleksandr Yanchenko
95 Belarus MF Yevgeny Milevsky

League and Cup history[edit]

Soviet Union Soviet Union
Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1959 2nd 151 28 0 7 21 17–61 7
1960 2nd 9 30 11 8 11 36–38 40 Round of 128
1961 2nd 3 30 14 8 8 37–24 36 Round of 256
1962 2nd 1 32 18 10 4 43–19 46 Round of 32
2 2 0 1 1 0–1 1 Promotion/relegation play-off2
1963 2nd 183 34 4 12 18 13–46 20 Round of 32
1964 2nd 25 38 6 15 17 19–37 27
1965 2nd 24 46 13 17 16 34–43 43 Round of 64
1966 2nd 15 32 7 12 13 16–29 26 Round of 128
1967 2nd 7 38 11 19 8 27–24 41 Round of 64
1968 2nd 21 40 6 12 22 21–50 24 Round of 256
2 2 0 1 1 0–2 1 Promotion/relegation play-off4
1969 3rd 2 32 16 9 7 44–18 41
1 2 0 2 0 3–3 2 Promotion/relegation play-off5
1970 3rd 226 42 7 10 25 22–55 24 Round of 256
1971 3rd 6 38 16 13 9 47–28 61
1972 3rd 10 38 15 9 14 39–45 54
1973 3rd 12 32 7 9 16 32–49 197
1974 3rd 11 40 13 13 14 53–57 39
1975 3rd 13 34 9 10 15 28–47 28
1976 3rd 11 38 14 9 15 37–41 37
1977 3rd 16 40 12 8 20 32–49 32
1978 3rd 14 46 16 9 21 56–60 41
1979 3rd 21 46 7 14 25 34–71 28
1980 3rd 6 32 12 8 12 31–33 32
1981 3rd 8 40 13 7 20 50–58 33
1982 3rd 7 30 13 8 9 33–27 34
1983 3rd 8 32 12 8 12 40–39 32
1984 3rd 5 34 18 7 9 44–30 43
1985 3rd 15 30 7 6 17 24–41 20
1986 3rd 8 30 11 9 10 36–39 31
1987 3rd 14 34 8 11 15 29–47 27
1988 3rd 14 34 9 8 17 26–44 26
1989 3rd 14 42 17 7 18 39–46 41 Relegated8
1990 4th 7 32 14 4 14 48–48 32
1991 4th 16 42 13 5 24 40–54 31
  • 1 Finished last in its zone, but saved from relegation due to 2nd level (Class B) expansion from 7 to 9 territorial zones (from 101 to 142 teams) in 1960.
  • 2 No promotion to the Top League in 1962 was awarded due to Top League (Class A) reduction from 22 to 20 teams in 1963. Lokomotiv's play-off performance didn't affect its next season league allocation. Winning their zone allowed them to stay on the second level (Class B), which was reduced from 10 zones (150 teams) in 1962 to a single group of 18 teams in 1963.
  • 3 Finished last, but saved from relegation due to 2nd level (Class A Second Group) expansion from 18 to 27 teams in 1964.
  • 4 Play-off with the best-placed Belarusian team from the 3rd level (Class B) in 1968 for the right to play on the 2nd level (Class A Second Group) in 1969.
  • 5 Play-off with the lowest-placed Belarusian team from the 2nd level (Class A Second Group) in 1969 for the right to play in Class A Second Group (which becomes the 3rd level league next year due to introduction of Class A Top Group as the Top level) in 1970.
  • 6 Finished last in its zone, but saved from relegation due to 3rd level (Class A Second Group, renamed to Second League since next season) expansion from 3 to 6 territorial zones (from 66 to 124 teams) in 1971.
  • 7 In 1973 every draw was followed by a penalty shoot-out, with a winner gaining 1 point and loser gaining 0.
  • 8 Though finished 14th from the 22 teams in 1989, Gomselmash relegated as the Second League (3rd level) was reduced from 9 zones (195 teams) to 3 zones (66 teams) and the Second Lower League with 9 zones was introduced as a 4th level.
Belarus Belarus
Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1992 1st 16 15 1 3 11 5–32 5 Round of 16
1992–93 1st 10 32 9 8 15 23–40 26 Round of 16
1993–94 1st 15 30 7 5 18 36–47 19 Round of 16
1994–95 1st 15 30 6 6 18 26–59 18 Round of 32 Relegated
1995 2nd 9 14 5 2 7 19–17 12 Quarterfinals
1996 2nd 4 24 11 9 4 42–19 42
1997 2nd 1 30 27 1 2 83–9 82 Round of 32 Promoted
1998 1st 5 28 12 9 7 36–30 45 Round of 32
1999 1st 3 30 19 6 5 57–28 63 Quarterfinals
2000 1st 6 30 17 2 11 50–41 53 Semifinals
2001 1st 6 26 13 5 8 36–24 44 Quarterfinals
2002 1st 6 26 13 4 9 46–33 43 Winners
2003 1st 1 30 23 5 2 56–12 74 Semifinals
2004 1st 5 30 13 7 10 42–41 46 Runners-up
2005 1st 7 26 12 3 11 34–32 39 Quarterfinals
2006 1st 5 26 12 6 8 33–32 42 Semifinals
2007 1st 2 26 12 8 6 49–28 44 Round of 16
2008 1st 11 30 9 6 15 35–47 33 Quarterfinals
2009 1st 12 26 8 5 13 31–48 29 Quarterfinals Relegated
2010 2nd 1 30 27 1 2 80–16 82 Round of 16 Promoted
2011 1st 3 33 13 15 5 36–24 54 Winners
2012 1st 4 30 14 8 8 39–24 50 Semifinals
2013 1st Quarterfinals

FC Gomel in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Czech Republic Hradec Králové 0–1 (A) 1–0 (p. 2–1) (H)
2R Sweden Hammarby 0–4 (A) 2–2 (H)
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR Sweden AIK 0–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Finland HJK Helsinki 1–0 (H) 4–0 (A)
1R Germany Schalke 04 1–4 (H) 0–4 (A)
2004–05 UEFA Champions League 1Q Albania Tirana 0–2 (H) 1–0 (A)
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q Poland Legia Warsaw 0–0 (A) 1–4 (H)
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 3Q Turkey Bursaspor 1–2 (A) 1–3 (H)
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Faroe Islands Víkingur 6–0 (A) 4–0 (H)
2Q Republic of Macedonia Renova 2–0 (A) 0–1 (H)
3Q England Liverpool 0–1 (H) 0–3 (A)

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