|Full name||Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka|
|Date of birth||10 June 1977|
|Place of birth||Khoiniki, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Kuban Krasnodar (Manager)|
|2004–2006||BATE Borisov (reserves)|
|2007||BATE Borisov (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka, (Belarusian: Віктар Міхайлавіч Ганчарэнка; born 10 June 1977 in Khoiniki, Belarus), is a Belarusian football manager and the current manager of Kuban Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League. He is the youngest ever manager to lead a team in the final group stage of the UEFA Champions League. He set this record on September 17, 2008, in a match against Real Madrid, at the age of 31.
Early life and career
Formative years and education
Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka was born in 1977 to a middle-class family in Khoiniki, Belarus. He is the son of Mikhail Hancharenka, a Belarussian engineer who died in 1993 in the wake of the infamous Chernobyl disaster and who was a big football fan. His mother was the manager of a small shop in Belarus. Viktor joined a football school at the young age of 9 years old where his parents encouraged him to do his best to be as successful as possible.
Football was a major part of his life and his father was very impressed with his knowledge of the sport. In 1995, after his father's death, Viktor became a student at the Republic College of Olympic Reserve in Minsk, Belarus. In the RCOR, Viktor got most of his footballing knowledge. He also met other famous Belarussian footballers Alexander Hleb, Vitali Kutuzov and Yuri Zhevnov.
In 1998, Viktor joined BATE Borisov
Hancharenka's playing career began in 1998, when he made his debut as a defender aged 21. Playing BATE Borisov Viktar became a champion of Belarusian Premier League in 1999, 2002, silver prize winner in 1998, 2000 and bronze prize winner in 2001. At the age of 25 Hancharenka was forced to retire through injury.
Before he became head manager of FC BATE, Hancharenka was assistant manager at FC BATE under coaches Yuri Puntus and Igor Kriushenko. In 2007 Viktar become a head manager of FC BATE and won the national championship (2008, 2009, 2010). Under Hancharenka's leadership, FC BATE in 2008 became the first club from Belarus to qualify for the lucrative group stages of the UEFA Champions League and in 2009-2010 of the UEFA Europa League.
In 2011 Hancharenka and his FC BATE defeated AZ 4-1 in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League and lead the team in 1/16 stage of UEFA Europa League Cup.
In August 2011 Hancharenka led his club into the group stage of the Champions League again.
- As of 18 December 2013
|BATE Borisov||November 13, 2007||October 12, 2013||276||161||65||50||58.33|
|Kuban Krasnodar||October 12, 2013||Present||12||4||4||4||33.33|
In three seasons of club management, Hancharenka has led his club to win its domestic league.
- Belarus BATE Borisov (2008–2011)
- 2008 Belarusian Premier League
- 2009 Belarusian Premier League
- 2010 Belarusian Premier League
- 2011 Belarusian Premier League
- 2012 Belarusian Premier League
- 2010 The Belarusian Cup
- 2010 The Belarusian Super Cup
- 2011 The Belarusian Super Cup
- Belarusian Premier League Manager of the Year (3): 2008, 2009, 2010
- IFFHS The 17th place in World's Best Club Coach of the Year list: 2008
Hancharenka has a son and a wife Margarita.