FC Vitebsk

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For Lokomotiv Vitebsk in 1990s, see FC Lokomotiv Vitebsk (defunct).
FC Vitebsk
FC Vitebsk Logo.png
Full name Football Club Vitebsk
Founded 1960
Ground Vitebsky Central Sport Complex,
Vitebsk, Belarus
Ground Capacity 8,100
Manager Yury Konoplev
League Belarusian First League
2013 3rd

FC Vitebsk (Belarusian: ФК Віцебск) is a Belarusian football club based in Vitebsk. The club plays in the Belarusian Premier League, the top division in Belarusian football. Their home stadium is Vitebsky Central Sport Complex.

History[edit]

Name changes[edit]

  • 1960: founded as Krasnoye Znamya Vitebsk
  • 1963: renamed to Dvina Vitebsk
  • 1985: renamed to Vityaz Vitebsk
  • 1989: renamed to KIM Vitebsk
  • 1994: renamed to Dvina Vitebsk
  • 1996: renamed to Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk
  • 2001: renamed to Lokomotiv Vitebsk
  • 2006: renamed to Vitebsk

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of April 2014

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

No. Position Player
3 Belarus DF Dmitry Usachev
5 Belarus FW Mikhail Bely
7 Belarus DF Alyaksey Paznyak
8 Belarus MF Maksim Karpovich
9 Russia FW Valeri Lenichko
10 Belarus FW Dmitry Gomza
11 Belarus FW Uladzimir Shakaw
12 Belarus MF Alyaksandr Dzegtseraw
14 Belarus MF Uladzimir Krasnow
15 Belarus MF Maksim Grechikha
17 Belarus DF Vyacheslav Yaroslavsky
No. Position Player
19 Belarus DF Alyaksey Krawchanka
20 Belarus MF Andrey Baranok
21 Belarus MF Syarhey Irha
30 Belarus GK Maksim Moiseyev
32 Belarus DF Alyaksey Lebedzew
33 Belarus GK Yury Vasyutsin
40 Belarus MF Artsyom Skitaw
77 Belarus MF Syarhey Novik
Belarus MF Maksim Razumaw
Belarus MF Alyaksey Plyasunow

League and Cup history[edit]

Soviet Union Soviet Union era[edit]

Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1960 2nd 12 30 7 7 16 26–44 21
1961 2nd 8 30 12 8 10 44–46 32 Round of 128
1962 2nd 15 32 9 6 17 24–40 24 Round of 64 Relegated
1963 3rd 10 30 11 5 14 31–37 27 Round of 1024
1964 3rd 14 30 8 8 14 16–29 24 Round of 2048
1965 3rd 6 30 8 14 8 29–28 30 Round of 1024
1966 3rd 17 32 5 7 20 14–44 17 Round of 4096
1967 3rd 17 34 7 10 17 17–43 24
1968 3rd 7 38 19 8 11 39–31 46 Round of 4096
1969 3rd 14 32 9 10 13 30–34 28 Round of 161 Relegated2
1970 4th 11 32 10 8 14 27–36 28 Promoted3
1971 3rd 16 38 7 14 17 21–42 35
1972 3rd 15 38 12 8 18 31–35 44
1973 3rd 13 32 4 16 12 18–36 194
1974 3rd 20 40 6 13 21 20–47 25
1975 3rd 16 34 6 7 21 20–57 19
1976 3rd 15 38 11 11 16 42–38 33
1977 3rd 14 40 11 12 17 29–38 34
1978 3rd 15 46 13 15 18 43–43 41
1979 3rd 12 46 15 21 10 49–38 51
1980 3rd 9 32 5 10 17 23–47 20
1981 3rd 9 40 8 12 20 38–60 28
1982 3rd 16 30 5 6 19 13–44 16
1983 3rd 10 32 9 11 12 28–42 29
1984 3rd 18 34 7 6 21 27–60 20
1985 3rd 14 30 7 6 17 32–49 20
1986 3rd 16 30 2 6 22 19–57 10
1987 3rd 17 34 6 8 20 28–51 20
1988 3rd 17 34 3 12 19 16–57 18
1989 3rd 13 42 17 8 17 41–47 42 Relegated5
1990 4th 2 32 20 6 6 59–31 46 Promoted
1991 3rd 20 42 11 8 23 43–55 30
  • 1 Separate cup for 3rd level teams, different for each zone.
  • 2 Relegated due to Class B (the league where Dvina was playing) changing its status from 3rd to 4th level in 1970, and the top two levels were reorganized into three with fewer teams.
  • 3 Promoted 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 and dismissal of 4th level.
  • 4 In 1973 every draw was followed by a penalty shoot-out, with a winner gaining 1 point and loser gaining 0.
  • 5 Despite finishing 13th from the 22 teams in 1989, KIM 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 era[edit]

Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1992 1st 6 15 7 3 5 21–14 17 Round of 16
1992–93 1st 2 32 18 11 3 55–21 47 Semifinals
1993–94 1st 3 30 17 9 4 32–14 43 Round of 16
1994–95 1st 2 30 16 13 1 46–15 45 Round of 32
1995 1st 7 15 5 5 5 12–12 20 Round of 32
1996 1st 5 30 13 10 7 48–27 49
1997 1st 3 30 18 5 7 46–30 59 Quarterfinals
1998 1st 4 28 14 6 8 35–24 48 Winners
1999 1st 11 30 9 7 14 40–45 34 Round of 16
2000 1st 11 30 8 7 15 34–50 31 Quarterfinals
2001 1st 12 26 4 7 15 18–51 19 Round of 16
2002 1st 14 26 3 0 23 20–77 9 Round of 32 Relegated
2003 2nd 1 311 23 4 4 59–22 73 Quarterfinals Promoted
2004 1st 15 312 8 3 20 35–58 27 Quarterfinals Relegated
2005 2nd 2 30 21 7 2 76–23 70 Round of 32 Promoted
2006 1st 6 26 9 11 6 21–18 38 Round of 32
2007 1st 8 26 9 8 9 25–28 35 Round of 16
2008 1st 5 30 14 9 7 39–26 51 Round of 16
2009 1st 10 26 10 2 14 26–37 32 Quarterfinals
2010 1st 9 33 7 11 15 31–52 32 Round of 32
2011 1st 11 33 8 8 17 29–46 32 Round of 16 Relegated3
2012 2nd 3 28 19 2 7 57–30 59 Round of 32
2013 2nd 3 30 16 7 7 40–29 55 Round of 32
  • 1 Including additional game (2–1 win) against MTZ-RIPO Minsk for the 1st place as both teams finished with equal points.
  • 2 Including additional game (1–4 loss) against MTZ-RIPO Minsk for the 14th place as both teams finished with equal points.
  • 3 Lost relegation play-off to Partizan Minsk (0–2 away, 2–1 home)

FC Vitebsk in Europe[edit]

Vitebsk played in European Cups under their former name Lokomotiv-96.

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Bulgaria Levski Sofia 1–8 (A) 1–1 (H)
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Croatia Varteks Varaždin 1–2 (H) 2–2 (A)

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