Viktor Goncharenko

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Mihailavich and the family name is Hancharenka.
Viktar Hancharenka
Personal information
Full name Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka
Date of birth (1977-06-10) 10 June 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Khoiniki, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Strelichevo Khoiniki 5 (1)
1995–1997 RUOR Minsk 49 (3)
1998–2002 BATE Borisov 82 (1)
2000 RShVSM-Olympia Minsk 2 (0)
National team
1998–1999 Belarus U21 9 (1)
Teams managed
2004–2006 BATE Borisov (reserves)
2007 BATE Borisov (assistant)
2007–2013 BATE Borisov
2013–2014 Kuban Krasnodar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka, (Belarusian: Віктар Міхайлавіч Ганчарэнка; born 10 June 1977), is a Belarusian football manager who last managed 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.[1] He set this record on September 17, 2008, in a match against Real Madrid, at the age of 31.

Early life and career[edit]

Formative years and education[edit]

Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka was born in 1977 to a middle-class family in Khoiniki, Belarus. He is the son of Mikhail Hancharenka, a Belarusian 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 RUOR, Viktor got most of his footballing knowledge. He also met other famous Belarusian footballers Alexander Hleb, Vitali Kutuzov and Yuri Zhevnov.

In 1998, Viktor joined BATE Borisov.

Playing career[edit]

Hancharenka's playing career began in 1995, when he made his debut as a defender aged 18. While playing for 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.

Coaching career[edit]

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 coach of BATE and won the national championship (2008, 2009, 2010). Under Hancharenka's leadership, 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 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.

On 12 October 2013, Hancharenka was appointed as manager of Russian Premier League side Kuban Krasnodar.[2]


As of 18 December 2013[citation needed]
Nat Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Belarus BATE Borisov November 13, 2007 October 12, 2013 276 161 65 50 58.33
Russia Kuban Krasnodar October 12, 2013 Present 12 4 4 4 33.33
Total 288 165 69 54 57.30



In three seasons of club management, Hancharenka has led his club to win its domestic league.

 Belarus BATE Borisov (2008–2011)


Personal life[edit]

Hancharenka has a son and a wife Margarita.


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