FC BATE Borisov
|Full name||Football Club BATE|
12 April 1996 
|League||Belarusian Premier League|
FC BATE Borisov (Belarusian: ФК БАТЭ Барысаў, IPA: [baˈtɛ]; Russian: ФК БАТЭ Борисов, FK BATE Borisov [bɐˈtɛ bɐˈrʲisəf]) is a Belarusian football team from the city of Barysaw. They compete in the Belarusian Premier League, of which they are the reigning champions, and are the league's most successful club with 13 titles, 11 consecutively. They have also won 3 Belarusian Cups and 4 Belarusian Super Cups.
BATE are the only Belarusian team to have qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15 and 2015–16) and one of two to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League (2009–10 and 2010–11) along with Dinamo Minsk.
BATE is an acronym of Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics. The team was founded in 1973 and managed to win Belarusian SSR league three times (1974, 1976 and 1979) before being disbanded in 1984. The club was re-established in 1996. Since then, BATE have won the Belarusian Premier League eleven times and competed in UEFA competitions.
In 2001, BATE reached the first round of the UEFA Cup, their first appearance in the competition beyond the qualifying rounds. 2008 saw BATE becoming the first Belarusian team to qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. As of 2015, BATE have played five times in UEFA Champions League group stage, as well as twice in UEFA Europa League group stage, also reaching the knock-out phase of the latter competition in 2010–11 and 2012–13 seasons.
Notable former players of BATE include Alexander Hleb (Stuttgart, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Birmingham City) he has since returned to the club and currently plays for them, Vitali Kutuzov (Milan, Sporting CP, Avellino, Sampdoria, Parma, Pisa, and Bari) and Yuri Zhevnov (FC Moscow, and Zenit St. Petersburg). Having started their professional careers with BATE, all are also now members of the Belarus national team.
BATE Borisov is one of the most popular football teams in Belarus. BATE Borisov fans developed a rivalry with the fans of Dinamo Minsk and a friendship with fans of Polish club Piast Gliwice since 2011.
- As of April 2017 
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Belarusian Premier League
- Belarusian Cup
- Belarusian Super Cup
- Belarusian Second League
- Winners: 1996
- Belarusian Soviet era champions
- Winners (3): 1974, 1976, 1979
League and Cup history
|1997||2nd||2||30||25||3||2||92–15||78||Round of 32||Promoted|
|2000||1st||2||30||20||4||6||68–26||64||Round of 16|
|2011||1st||1||33||18||12||3||53–20||66||Round of 16|
|2012||1st||1||30||21||5||4||51–16||68||Round of 16|
|2013||1st||1||32||21||4||7||61–25||67||Round of 16|
- 1 Including play-off (1–0 win) for the 1st place against Neman Grodno, as both teams finished with equal points.
|Season||Competition||Round||Club||1st Leg||2nd Leg|
|1999–2000||UEFA Cup||QR||Lokomotiv Moscow||1–7 (H)||0–5 (A)|
|2000–01||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Shirak||1–1 (A)||2–1 (H)|
|2Q||Helsingborg||0–0 (A)||0–3 (H)|
|2001–02||UEFA Cup||Q||Dinamo Tbilisi||1–2 (A)||4–0 (H)|
|1R||Milan||0–2 (H)||0–4 (A)|
|2002||UEFA Intertoto Cup||1R||Akademisk Boldklub||1–0 (H)||2–0 (A)|
|2R||1860 Munich||1–0 (A)||4–0 (H)|
|3R||Bologna||0–2 (A)||0–0 (H)|
|2003–04||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Bohemians||1–0 (H)||0–3 (A)|
|2004–05||UEFA Cup||1Q||Dinamo Tbilisi||2–3 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|2005–06||UEFA Cup||1Q||Torpedo Kutaisi||1–0 (A)||5–0 (H)|
|2Q||Krylia Sovetov Samara||0–2 (A)||0–2 (H)|
|2006–07||UEFA Cup||1Q||Nistru Otaci||2–0 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|2Q||Rubin Kazan||0–3 (A)||0–2 (H)|
|2007–08||UEFA Champions League||1Q||APOEL||0–2 (A)||3–0 (a.e.t.) (H)|
|2Q||FH Hafnarfjördur||3–1 (A)||1–1 (H)|
|3Q||Steaua București||2–2 (H)||0–2 (A)|
|2007–08||UEFA Cup||1R||Villarreal||1–4 (A)||2–0 (H)|
|2008–09||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Valur||2–0 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|2Q||Anderlecht||2–1 (A)||2–2 (H)|
|3Q||Levski Sofia||1–0 (A)||1–1 (H)|
|Group H||Real Madrid||0–2 (A)||0–1 (H)|
|Juventus||2–2 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|Zenit St. Petersburg||1–1 (A)||0–2 (H)|
|2009–10||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Makedonija Gjorče Petrov||2–0 (A)||2–0 (H)|
|3Q||Ventspils||0–1 (A)||2–1 (H)|
|UEFA Europa League||Play-off||Litex Lovech||0–1 (H)||4–0 (a.e.t.) (A)|
|Group I||Benfica||0–2 (A)||1–2 (H)|
|Everton||1–2 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|AEK Athens||2–1 (H)||2–2 (A)|
|2010–11||UEFA Champions League||2Q||FH Hafnarfjörður||5–1 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|3Q||Copenhagen||0–0 (H)||2–3 (A)|
|UEFA Europa League||Play-off||Marítimo||3–0 (H)||2–1 (A)|
|Group E||Dynamo Kyiv||2–2 (A)||1–4 (H)|
|AZ Alkmaar||4–1 (H)||0–3 (A)|
|Sheriff Tiraspol||1–0 (A)||3–1 (H)|
|R32||Paris Saint-Germain||2–2 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|2011–12||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Linfield||1–1 (A)||2–0 (H)|
|3Q||Ekranas||0–0 (A)||3–1 (H)|
|Play-off||Sturm Graz||1–1 (H)||2–0 (A)|
|Group H||Viktoria Plzeň||1–1 (A)||0–1 (H)|
|Barcelona||0–5 (H)||0–4 (A)|
|Milan||0–2 (A)||1–1 (H)|
|2012–13||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Vardar||3–2 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|3Q||Debrecen||1–1 (H)||2–0 (A)|
|Play-off||Ironi Kiryat Shmona||2–0 (H)||1–1 (A)|
|Group F||Lille||3–1 (A)||0–2 (H)|
|Bayern Munich||3–1 (H)||1–4 (A)|
|Valencia||0–3 (H)||2–4 (A)|
|UEFA Europa League||R32||Fenerbahçe||0–0 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|2013–14||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Shakhter Karagandy||0–1 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|2014–15||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Skënderbeu Korçë||0–0 (H)||1–1 (A)|
|3Q||Debrecen||0–1 (A)||3–1 (H)|
|Play-off||Slovan Bratislava||1–1 (A)||3–0 (H)|
|Group H||Porto||0–6 (A)||0–3 (H)|
|Athletic Bilbao||2–1 (H)||0–2 (A)|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||0–7 (H)||0–5 (A)|
|2015–16||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Dundalk||2–1 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|3Q||Videoton||1–1 (A)||1–0 (H)|
|Play-off||Partizan||1–0 (H)||1–2 (A)|
|Group E||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||1–4 (A)||1–1 (H)|
|Roma||3–2 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|Barcelona||0–2 (H)||0–3 (A)|
|2016–17||UEFA Champions League||2Q||SJK||2–0 (H)||2–2 (A)|
|3Q||Dundalk||1–0 (H)||0–3 (A)|
|UEFA Europa League||Play-off||Astana||0–2 (A)||2–2 (H)|
Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for BATE.
- Leu Mazurkevich (1973–1981)
- Yuri Puntus (1 March 1996 – 30 November 2004)
- Igor Kriushenko (1 January 2005 – 12 November 2007)
- Viktor Goncharenko (13 November 2007 – 12 October 2013)
- Alyaksandr Yermakovich (12 October 2013– present)
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