Belarus national football team

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Belarus
Nickname(s)Белыя крылы / Bielyia kryly
(The White Wings)
AssociationFootball Federation of Belarus
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMikhail Markhel[1]
CaptainAlyaksandr Martynovich
Most capsAlyaksandr Kulchy (102)
Top scorerMaksim Romaschenko (20)
Home stadiumDinamo Stadium, Minsk
FIFA codeBLR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 87 Steady (17 September 2020)[2]
Highest36 (February 2011)
Lowest142 (March 1994)
Elo ranking
Current 79 Steady (14 October 2020)[3]
Highest47 (17 November 2010)
Lowest122 (1997–1998)
First international
Unofficial:
 Lithuania 1–1 Belarus 
(Vilnius, Lithuania; 20 July 1992)
Official:
 Belarus 1–1 Ukraine 
(Minsk, Belarus; 28 October 1992)
Biggest win
 Belarus 5–0 Lithuania 
(Minsk, Belarus; 7 June 1998)
 Belarus 6–1 Tajikistan 
(Borisov, Belarus; 4 September 2014)
 Belarus 5–0 San Marino 
(Minsk, Belarus; 8 September 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Austria 5–0 Belarus 
(Innsbruck, Austria; 11 June 2003)

The Belarus national football team (Belarusian: Нацыянальная зборная Беларусі па футболе / Nacyjanalnaja zbornaja Biełarusi pa futbole) represents Belarus in international football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus, the governing body for football in Belarus. Belarus' home ground is Dinamo Stadium in Minsk. Since independence in 1991, Belarus has not yet qualified for a FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship.

History[edit]

After the split of the Soviet Union, Belarus played their first match against Lithuania on 20 July 1992.[4] Before that, several Belarusian players played for the Soviet Union national team. The first FIFA-recognized international was a friendly against Ukraine on 28 October 1992, and their first win came in a match against Luxembourg on 12 October 1994.

Belarus have never qualified for either the FIFA World Cup, or the UEFA European Championship. Despite the lack of any significant success during the 1990s, some notable results were still achieved, like a home win against the Netherlands in the qualifiers for Euro 1996, and two draws against Italy during Euro 2000 qualifiers.

Under coach Eduard Malofeyev, the team came very close to playing Germany in a play-off round to qualify for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, but were defeated by Wales in the last group stage match, missing the chance to overtake Ukraine, who drew their last game, finishing the group second behind Poland.

Their Euro 2004 qualifying campaign was very unsuccessful as Belarus lost seven of their eight games. Around the same time, a generational change occurred and a number of players from the U-21 team (which qualified for the 2004 European U-21 Championship) joined the senior national team. With each subsequent head coach (Anatoly Baidachny, Yuri Puntus and Bernd Stange) the team improved their attacking skills. As a result, in each subsequent qualifying tournament starting with the 2006 World Cup, Belarus scored more goals (total and average per game) than in previous campaigns. However, problems in defense and missed scoring opportunities prevented them from finishing higher than fourth in the group. Some notable results during this period, included a high-scoring 3–4 away loss to Italy in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers (the first time Italy conceded 3 goals in a home qualifying game since 1983), another home victory against the Netherlands during the Euro 2008 qualifiers as well as an away win and a home draw against France in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Belarus achieved some success in minor tournaments. In 2002, the team defeated Russia and Ukraine to win the LG Cup. In 2004 and 2008, they won the 12th and 14th editions of the Malta International Tournament respectively. The first with its Olympic Squad, and the later with the first team (many starters were only available for the last game against Malta).

During UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, Belarus once again finished fourth in their group. However, with Belarus managed to top their group in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League D, Belarus qualified to the country's first ever play-offs, and is scheduled against Georgia.

Home venue[edit]

Dinamo Stadium in Minsk is the venue for most Belarus international matches

The team played the majority of its home matches at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk.

Occasionally other venues are also used: Molodechno City Stadium in May 1996 (friendly against Azerbaijan), Vitebsky Central Sport Complex in Vitebsk in November 2005 (friendly against Latvia), Central Stadium in Gomel in October 2007 (Euro 2008 qualifying match against Luxembourg), Neman Stadium in Grodno June 2009 (2010 World Cup qualifier against Andorra), Borisov City Stadium just a few days later (friendly against Moldova) and Regional Sport Complex Brestskiy in Brest in October 2009 (another 2010 World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan).

In late 2012 Dinamo Stadium was closed for renovation and the team started alternating between different home venues: Central Stadium in Gomel (2014 World Cup qualifiers against Finland and France), Borisov City Stadium (friendly against Kyrgyzstan) and Torpedo Stadium in Zhodino (friendlies against Montenegro and Japan).

From 2014 until 2017 as well as in 2019 (UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying against Germany and Northern Ireland), Belarus played at Borisov Arena. In 2018, they returned to Dinamo Stadium, which was re-opened after major renovation.

Colors[edit]

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Belarus played home games in all white, occasionally changing shorts to green. All green uniform or green jerseys/white shorts were used as away kits. Since qualifying campaign for UEFA Euro 2004, Belarus changed their primary colors to red jerseys and green shorts, and away kits to all white. In 2011, home colors were changed to all red. All-White became the home colour a short time later and now appears with the pattern on the Belarus flag, with the away kit being in Black in 2016, also using an adidas template and placing the flag pattern on it.

Nickname[edit]

In August 2016, the Football Federation announced that the national team's nickname would be the "White Wings".[5] The name was influenced by the book The Land Beneath White Wings (1977) by famous Belarusian writer Uladzimir Karatkevich. The BFF's new marketing and communications director, Uladzimir Berezhkov, said: "We are looking at various ways of establishing links with our literary heritage and cultural traditions", commenting that "If the Belarusian people opt to associate the team with Karatkevich, almost every phrase in the book can be used as a hashtag!"[6]

Kit suppliers[edit]

Kit provider Period
United Kingdom Umbro 2002–2004
Germany Puma 2004–2012
Germany Adidas 2012–2018
Italy Macron 2018–present

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Results Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Italy 1990 Part of the  Soviet Union Part of the  Soviet Union
United States 1994 Did not enter Did not enter
France 1998 Did not qualify 6th 10 1 1 8 5 21
South Korea Japan 2002 3rd 10 4 3 3 12 11
Germany 2006 5th 10 2 4 4 12 14
South Africa 2010 4th 10 4 1 5 19 14
Brazil 2014 5th 8 1 1 6 7 16
Russia 2018 6th 10 1 2 7 6 21
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/7 58 13 12 33 61 67

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 10 7 2 1 18 6 +12 23 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 2–1 4–0 4–1 0–0 2–1
2  Sweden 10 6 1 3 26 9 +17 19 Advance to second round 2–1 1–1 3–0 8–0 4–0
3  Netherlands 10 6 1 3 21 12 +9 19 0–1 2–0 3–1 5–0 4–1
4  Bulgaria 10 4 1 5 14 19 −5 13 0–1 3–2 2–0 4–3 1–0
5  Luxembourg 10 1 3 6 8 26 −18 6 1–3 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–0
6  Belarus 10 1 2 7 6 21 −15 5 0–0 0–4 1–3 2–1 1–1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

UEFA European Championship[edit]

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Results Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 to Sweden 1992 Part of the  Soviet Union Part of the  Soviet Union
England 1996 Did not qualify 4th 10 3 2 5 8 13
Belgium Netherlands 2000 5th 8 0 3 5 4 10
Portugal 2004 5th 8 1 0 7 4 20
Austria Switzerland 2008 4th 12 4 1 7 17 23
Poland Ukraine 2012 4th 10 3 4 3 8 7
France 2016 4th 10 3 2 5 8 14
Europe 2020 4th 9 1 1 7 4 17
Germany 2024 To be determined
Total 0/7 67 15 13 39 53 104

UEFA Euro 2020 qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Germany Netherlands Northern Ireland Belarus Estonia
1  Germany 8 7 0 1 30 7 +23 21 Qualify for final tournament 2–4 6–1 4–0 8–0
2  Netherlands 8 6 1 1 24 7 +17 19 2–3 3–1 4–0 5–0
3  Northern Ireland 8 4 1 3 9 13 −4 13 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–0
4  Belarus 8 1 1 6 4 16 −12 4 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–0
5  Estonia 8 0 1 7 2 26 −24 1 0–3 0–4 1–2 1–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Play-off[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
8 October 2020
 
 
 Georgia1
 
12 November 2020
 
 Belarus0
 
 Georgia
 
8 October 2020
 
 North Macedonia
 
 North Macedonia2
 
 
 Kosovo1
 

UEFA Nations League[edit]

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Group Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 D 2 1st Increase 6 4 2 0 10 0
2020–21 C To be determined
Total 6 4 2 0 10 0

2020–21 UEFA Nations League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Belarus Lithuania Albania Kazakhstan
1  Belarus 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7 Promotion to League B 15 Nov 0–2 2–0
2  Lithuania 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1 5[a] 2–2 0–0 0–2
3  Albania 4 1 2 1 2 1 +1 5[a] 18 Nov 0–1 15 Nov
4  Kazakhstan 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4 Qualification to relegation play-outs 1–2 18 Nov 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 14 October 2020. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked on head-to-head points: Lithuania 4, Albania 1.

Recent results and upcoming fixtures[edit]

2019[edit]

16 November 2019 Euro 2020 qual.Germany 4–0 BelarusMönchengladbach, Germany
20:45 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Borussia-Park
Attendance: 33,164
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
19 November 2019 FriendlyMontenegro 2–0 BelarusPodgorica, Montenegro
18:00 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Podgorica City Stadium
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta)

2020[edit]

23 February 2020 FriendlyUzbekistan 0–1 BelarusAl Hamriyah, United Arab Emirates
15:00 UTC+4 Report Stadium: Al Hamriya Sports Club Stadium
Referee: Omar Mohamed Al-Ali (UAE)
26 February 2020 FriendlyBulgaria 0–1 BelarusSofia, Bulgaria
Report
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta)
4 September 2020 2020–21 UNLBelarus 0–2 AlbaniaMinsk, Belarus
21:45 UTC+3 Report
Stadium: Dinamo Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kristoffer Karlsson (Sweden)
7 September 2020 2020–21 UNLKazakhstan 1–2 BelarusAlmaty, Kazakhstan
20:00 UTC+6
Report
Stadium: Almaty Central Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
8 October 2020 Euro 2020 play-off SFGeorgia 1–0 BelarusTbilisi, Georgia
20:45 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
11 October 2020 2020–21 UNLLithuania 2–2 BelarusVilnius, Lithuania
19:00 UTC+3
Report
Stadium: LFF Stadium
Referee: Julian Weinberger (Austria)
14 October 2020 2020–21 UNLBelarus 2–0 KazakhstanMinsk, Belarus
21:45 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Dinamo Stadium
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (North Macedonia)
11 November 2020 FriendlyRomania v BelarusPloiești, Romania
Stadium: Ilie Oană Stadium
15 November 2020 2020–21 UNLBelarus v LithuaniaMinsk, Belarus
21:00 UTC+3 Stadium: Dinamo Stadium
18 November 2020 2020–21 UNLAlbania v BelarusTirana, Albania
15:00 UTC+1 Stadium: Arena Kombëtare

Record versus different opponents[edit]

As of 8 October 2020

Tournament Pld W D L Goals
World Cup Qualifying 58 13 12 33 61–97
Euro Qualifying 67 15 13 39 53–104
UEFA Nations League 10 6 3 1 16–5
Friendly 108 41 34 34 150–132
Opponent Pld W D L Goals
 Luxembourg 12 6 4 2 13–5
 Netherlands 10 2 0 8 6–23
 Lithuania 9 4 4 1 17–7
 Ukraine 9 1 3 5 5–12
 Moldova 8 2 4 2 9–7
 Bulgaria 8 3 0 5 7–12
 Armenia 7 3 2 2 9–9
 Estonia 7 3 1 3 6–6
 Norway 7 2 2 3 5–9
 Latvia 6 4 1 1 13–7
 Poland 6 2 2 2 10–9
 Albania 6 2 2 2 8–7
 France 6 1 2 3 6–10
 Kazakhstan 5 4 1 0 14–3
 Slovenia 5 2 2 1 8–5
 Israel 5 2 0 3 8–9
 Wales 5 1 0 4 5–8
 Finland 5 0 3 2 4–7
 Romania 5 0 2 3 4–10
 Sweden 5 0 0 5 2–16
 Andorra 4 3 0 1 11–4
 Georgia 4 1 1 2 4–4
 Turkey 4 1 1 2 7–8
 Scotland 4 1 1 2 2–5
 Montenegro 4 0 2 2 1–4
 Italy 4 0 2 2 5–9
 Russia 4 0 2 2 4–8
 Czech Republic 4 0 0 4 3–11
 Spain 4 0 0 4 1–10
 Austria 4 0 0 4 0–12
 Malta 3 2 1 0 4–1
 Uzbekistan 3 2 1 0 5–3
 Hungary 3 1 2 0 7–4
 Iran 3 1 2 0 4–3
 Macedonia 3 1 1 1 2–4
 Slovakia 3 1 0 2 2–7
 Germany 3 0 1 2 2–8
  Switzerland 3 0 0 3 0–4
 Northern Ireland 3 0 0 3 1–6
 San Marino 2 2 0 0 7–0
 Azerbaijan 2 1 1 0 3–2
 Cyprus 2 1 0 1 3–2
 Canada 2 1 0 1 2–1
 United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 3–3
 Greece 2 1 0 1 1–1
 Libya 2 0 2 0 2–2
 Denmark 2 0 1 1 0–1
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 1–4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 0 2 0–3
 England 2 0 0 2 1–6
 Tajikistan 1 1 0 0 6–1
 Liechtenstein 1 1 0 0 5–1
 Oman 1 1 0 0 4–0
 Kyrgyzstan 1 1 0 0 3–1
 Iceland 1 1 0 0 2–0
 Mexico 1 1 0 0 3–2
 Republic of Ireland 1 1 0 0 2–1
 South Korea 1 1 0 0 1–0
 Japan 1 1 0 0 1–0
 New Zealand 1 1 0 0 1–0
 Honduras 1 0 1 0 2–2
 Peru 1 0 1 0 1–1
 Ecuador 1 0 1 0 1–1
 Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 1–1
 Argentina 1 0 1 0 0–0
 Gabon 1 0 1 0 0–0
 Jordan 1 0 0 1 0–1
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 0–2
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 0–3
Total: 244 75 62 107 280–338

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs semifinal against Georgia on 8 October 2020 and 2020–21 UEFA Nations League matches against Lithuania and Kazakhstan on 11 and 14 October 2020.
Caps and goals are correct as of 14 October 2020, after the game against Kazakhstan.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Alyaksandr Hutar (1989-04-18) 18 April 1989 (age 31) 19 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
1GK Yahor Hatkevich (1988-04-09) 9 April 1988 (age 32) 3 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion
1GK Syarhey Ignatovich (1992-06-29) 29 June 1992 (age 28) 1 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest

2DF Alyaksandr Martynovich (captain) (1987-08-26) 26 August 1987 (age 33) 75 2 Russia Krasnodar
2DF Maksim Bardachow (1986-05-18) 18 May 1986 (age 34) 49 3 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
2DF Dzyanis Palyakow (1991-04-17) 17 April 1991 (age 29) 44 1 Russia Ural Yekaterinburg
2DF Nikita Naumov (1989-11-15) 15 November 1989 (age 30) 10 1 Kazakhstan Zhetysu
2DF Alyaksandr Sachywka (1986-01-05) 5 January 1986 (age 34) 7 1 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
2DF Nikolay Zolotov (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 25) 7 0 Russia Ural Yekaterinburg
2DF Aleksandr Pavlovets (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 24) 6 0 Russia Rostov
2DF Kiryl Pyachenin (1997-03-18) 18 March 1997 (age 23) 5 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest
2DF Roman Yuzepchuk (1997-07-24) 24 July 1997 (age 23) 3 1 Belarus Dinamo Brest

3MF Ihar Stasevich (1985-10-21) 21 October 1985 (age 35) 58 5 Belarus BATE Borisov
3MF Pavel Nyakhaychyk (1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 32) 37 3 Belarus BATE Borisov
3MF Ivan Mayewski (1988-05-05) 5 May 1988 (age 32) 37 0 Kazakhstan Astana
3MF Pavel Savitski (1994-07-12) 12 July 1994 (age 26) 19 4 Belarus Dinamo Brest
3MF Yevgeniy Yablonskiy (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 25) 10 1 Belarus BATE Borisov
3MF Ivan Bakhar (1998-07-10) 10 July 1998 (age 22) 8 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
3MF Andrey Khachaturyan (1987-09-02) 2 September 1987 (age 33) 7 0 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
3MF Max Ebong (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 21) 5 0 Kazakhstan Astana
3MF Vladislav Klimovich (1996-06-12) 12 June 1996 (age 24) 5 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
3MF Valeriy Gromyko (1997-01-23) 23 January 1997 (age 23) 2 0 Russia Arsenal Tula

4FW Dzyanis Laptsew (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 (age 29) 26 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest
4FW Maksim Skavysh (1989-11-13) 13 November 1989 (age 30) 24 2 Belarus BATE Borisov
4FW Mikalay Signevich (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 28) 17 1 Belarus BATE Borisov
4FW Vitaly Lisakovich (1998-02-08) 8 February 1998 (age 22) 10 2 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
4FW Dzmitry Padstrelaw (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 22) 5 1 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Belarus squad during last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Denis Scherbitskiy (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 24) 1 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 INJ
GK Pavel Pavlyuchenko (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 22) 2 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest v.  Georgia, 26 March 2020 PRE
GK Anton Chichkan (1995-07-10) 10 July 1995 (age 25) 0 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Georgia, 26 March 2020 PRE
GK Maksim Plotnikov (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v.  Uzbekistan, 23 February 2020 INJ
GK Syarhey Chernik (1988-07-20) 20 July 1988 (age 32) 19 0 Belarus Gorodeya v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2019

DF Sergey Karpovich (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 (age 26) 2 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 PRE
DF Maksim Shvyatsow (1998-04-02) 2 April 1998 (age 22) 2 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 PRE
DF Alyaksey Lyahchylin (1992-04-11) 11 April 1992 (age 28) 1 0 Belarus Neman Grodno v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 PRE
DF Ihar Burko (1988-09-08) 8 September 1988 (age 32) 6 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  Albania, 4 September 2020 PRE
DF Syarhey Palitsevich (1990-04-09) 9 April 1990 (age 30) 32 1 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  Georgia, 26 March 2020 PRE
DF Syarhey Matsveychyk (1988-06-05) 5 June 1988 (age 32) 15 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v.  Georgia, 26 March 2020 PRE
DF Aleksandr Poznyak (1994-07-23) 23 July 1994 (age 26) 1 0 Belarus Gorodeya v.  Bulgaria, 26 February 2020
DF Nikita Stepanov (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 (age 24) 1 0 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v.  Bulgaria, 26 February 2020
DF Roman Vegerya (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Neman Grodno v.  Bulgaria, 26 February 2020
DF Zakhar Volkov (1997-08-12) 12 August 1997 (age 23) 1 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Uzbekistan, 23 February 2020 PRE
DF Aleh Veratsila (1988-07-10) 10 July 1988 (age 32) 20 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2019
DF Dmitriy Bessmertny (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 23) 2 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Montenegro, 19 November 2019

MF Yury Kavalyow (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 27) 16 1 Russia Arsenal Tula v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 INJ
MF Stanislaw Drahun (1988-06-04) 4 June 1988 (age 32) 68 11 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 PRE
MF Nikita Korzun (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 25) 16 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 PRE
MF Yury Kendysh (1990-06-10) 10 June 1990 (age 30) 9 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 PRE
MF Aleksandr Selyava (1992-05-17) 17 May 1992 (age 28) 1 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  Kazakhstan, 7 September 2020
MF Denis Grechikho (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Belarus Rukh Brest v.  Albania, 4 September 2020 PRE
MF Syarhey Kislyak (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 33) 71 9 Belarus Dinamo Brest v.  Georgia, 26 March 2020 PRE
MF Dzmitry Baha (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 30) 3 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Georgia, 26 March 2020 PRE
MF Syarhey Volkaw (1999-01-27) 27 January 1999 (age 21) 1 0 Belarus Vitebsk v.  Bulgaria, 26 February 2020

FW Mikhail Gordeichuk (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 30) 26 4 Belarus Dinamo Brest v.  Albania, 4 September 2020 PRE
FW Ilya Shkurin (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Russia CSKA Moscow v.  Albania, 4 September 2020 PRE
FW Anton Saroka (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 28) 15 7 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Georgia, 26 March 2020 PRE
FW Yevgeniy Shevchenko (1996-06-06) 6 June 1996 (age 24) 2 0 Belarus Rukh Brest v.  Bulgaria, 26 February 2020
FW Vsevolod Sadovsky (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 24) 0 0 Belarus Rukh Brest v.  Bulgaria, 26 February 2020 INJ
  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury
  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • RET Retired from national team

B-team[edit]

Belarus B national team has been assembled a number of times throughout the history to participate in occasional minor friendly matches and tournaments. The team typically consists of domestic league players who are considered a potential backup for the main senior team. The team was most recently assembled for participation in 2017 King's Cup in Thailand on 14–16 July 2017.

Records[edit]

As of 14 October 2020

Alyaksandr Kulchy is the most capped player in the history of Belarus
Maksim Romaschenko is the top scorer in the history of Belarus with 20 goals

Most capped players[edit]

Currently active players are listed in bold

Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Alyaksandr Kulchy 102 5 1996–2012
2 Alexander Hleb 80 6 2001–2019
Sergei Gurenko 80 3 1994–2006
4 Sergei Kornilenko 78 17 2003–2016
5 Timofei Kalachev 76 10 2004–2016
6 Alyaksandr Martynovich 75 2 2009–
7 Syarhey Amelyanchuk 74 1 2002–2011
8 Syarhey Kislyak 71 9 2009–
Syarhey Shtanyuk 71 3 1995–2007
10 Stanislaw Drahun 68 11 2011–

Sergei Aleinikov has reached combined 81 caps and 6 goals for Soviet Union, CIS and Belarus during 1984–1994.

Top scorers[edit]

Currently active players are listed in bold.

Rank Player Goals Caps Years
1 Maksim Romaschenko 20 64 1998–2008
2 Sergei Kornilenko 17 78 2003–2016
3 Vitali Kutuzov 13 52 2002–2011
4 Vyacheslav Hleb 12 45 2004–2011
5 Stanislaw Drahun 11 68 2011–
6 Raman Vasilyuk 10 24 2000–2008
Vitali Rodionov 10 48 2007–2017
Valyantsin Byalkevich 10 56 1992–2005
Timofei Kalachev 10 76 2004–2016
10 Syarhey Kislyak 9 71 2009–

Managers[edit]

As of 14 October 2020

Manager Career Games Managed Wins Draws Loses Goals
Belarus Mikhail Vergeyenko 1992–1994, 1997–1999 24 2 6 16 22–40
Belarus Sergei Borovsky 1994–1996, 1999–2000 26 4 9 13 21–43
Russia Eduard Malofeyev 2000–2003 22 10 5 7 31–31
Belarus Valery Streltsov (caretaker) 2002 1 0 0 1 0–3
Russia Anatoly Baidachny 2003–2005 22 10 4 8 34–29
Belarus Yuri Puntus 2006–2007 14 3 4 7 19–26
Germany Bernd Stange 2007–2011 49 17 14 18 65–54
Belarus Georgi Kondratiev 2011–2014 28 9 8 11 37–35
Belarus Andrei Zygmantovich (caretaker) 2014 2 1 0 1 3–5
Belarus Alyaksandr Khatskevich 2014–2016 18 6 6 6 14–19
Belarus Igor Kriushenko 2017–2019 25 8 4 13 23–37
Belarus Mikhail Markhel 2019– 13 5 2 6 11–16
Total: 1992–Present 244 75 62 107 280–338

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Мархель возглавил сборную Беларуси" [Markhel in now the coach of Belarus national team]. Tribuna.com (in Russian). 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 14 October 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
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