FC BATE Borisov

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BATE Borisov
BATE Borisov logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club BATE
Founded1973;
1996[1]
Ground
Capacity13,126
Head coachAlyaksey Baha
LeagueBelarusian Premier League
20181st of 16 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC BATE Borisov (Belarusian: ФК БАТЭ Барысаў, IPA: [baˈtɛ]; Russian: ФК БАТЭ Борисов, FK BATE Borisov [bɐˈtɛ bɐˈrʲisəf]) is a professional Belarusian football team from the city of Barysaw. The club competes in the Belarusian Premier League, of which they are the league's most successful club with 15 titles, including 13 won consecutively. The club has also won three Belarusian Cups and four Belarusian Super Cups.

BATE is 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, 2010–11, 2017–18 and 2018–19), along with Dinamo Minsk.

The club's home stadium is Borisov Arena, which was opened in 2014.[2]

History[edit]

BATE is an acronym of Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics.[3] The team was founded in 1973 and managed to win Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic 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 15 times and competed in UEFA competitions.[4]

BATE playing at the Haradski Stadium in July 2009

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.[5] As of 2015, BATE have played five times in the Champions League group stage, as well as twice in UEFA Europa League group stage, also reaching the knockout phase of the latter competition in 2010–11 and 2012–13.

Notable former players of BATE include Alexander Hleb (VfB Stuttgart, Arsenal, Barcelona and Birmingham City); Vitali Kutuzov (Milan, Sporting CP, Avellino, Sampdoria, Parma, Pisa and Bari) and Yuri Zhevnov (FC Moscow, and Zenit Saint Petersburg). Having started their professional careers with BATE, all are also former or present members of the Belarus national team.[6]

BATE won their tenth consecutive league title in 2015, with four matches to spare.[7] In the 2017 season, BATE drew an average home league attendance of 5,633, the second-highest in the league.[8]

Supporters[edit]

BATE Borisov is one of the most popular football teams in Belarus. BATE fans have developed a rivalry with the fans of Dinamo Minsk and a friendship with fans of Polish club Piast Gliwice since 2011.[9]

Current squad[edit]

As of December 2019 [10]

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

No. Position Player
2 Belarus DF Vladislav Glinskiy
4 Serbia DF Aleksandar Filipović
5 Belarus MF Yevgeniy Yablonskiy
7 Belarus MF Yevgeniy Berezkin
8 Belarus MF Stanislaw Drahun
9 Serbia FW Bojan Dubajić
11 Belarus FW Anton Saroka
14 Montenegro DF Boris Kopitović
15 Belarus FW Maksim Skavysh
16 Belarus GK Syarhey Chernik
18 Iceland MF Willum Þór Willumsson
19 Belarus MF Dmitriy Bessmertny
21 Belarus DF Egor Filipenko
22 Belarus MF Ihar Stasevich
No. Position Player
23 Belarus DF Zakhar Volkov
24 Finland FW Jasse Tuominen
25 Belarus MF Dzmitry Baha
26 Serbia FW Nemanja Milić
28 Belarus GK Aleksandr Svirskiy
34 Belarus DF Artem Shkurdyuk
35 Belarus GK Anton Chichkan
43 Belarus MF Aleksandr Nemirko
44 Belarus DF Vladislav Malkevich
48 Belarus GK Denis Scherbitskiy
53 Belarus MF Maksim Myakish
94 France MF Hervaine Moukam
Belarus FW Ilya Vasilevich
Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Bojan Nastić

Honours[edit]

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Level Pos Pld W D L GF GA Points Domestic Cup Notes
1996 3rd 1st 28 25 2 1 79 10 77 Promoted
1997 2nd 2nd 30 25 3 2 92 15 78 Round of 32 Promoted
1998 1st 2nd 28 18 4 6 50 25 58 Quarter-finals
1999 1st 1st 30 24 5 1 80 22 77 Semi-finals
2000 1st 2nd 30 20 4 6 68 26 64 Round of 16
2001 1st 3rd 26 16 3 7 54 31 51 Quarter-finals
2002 1st 1st 271 19 2 6 52 20 59 Runners-up
2003 1st 2nd 30 20 6 4 70 21 66 Quarter-finals
2004 1st 2nd 30 22 4 4 59 25 70 Semi-finals
2005 1st 5th 26 12 11 3 42 27 47 Runners-up
2006 1st 1st 26 16 6 4 47 27 54 Winners
2007 1st 1st 26 18 2 6 50 25 56 Runners-up
2008 1st 1st 30 19 10 1 54 20 67 Semi-finals
2009 1st 1st 26 19 5 2 55 16 62 Semi-finals
2010 1st 1st 33 21 9 3 64 18 72 Winners
2011 1st 1st 33 18 12 3 53 20 66 Round of 16
2012 1st 1st 30 21 5 4 51 16 68 Round of 16
2013 1st 1st 32 21 4 7 61 25 67 Round of 16
2014 1st 1st 32 20 11 1 68 21 71 Quarter-finals
2015 1st 1st 26 20 5 1 44 11 65 Winners
2016 1st 1st 30 22 4 4 73 25 70 Runners-up
2017 1st 1st 30 21 5 4 61 19 68 Runners-up
2018 1st 1st 30 23 4 3 55 24 73 TBD
  • 1 Including play-off (1–0 win) for the first place against Neman Grodno, as both teams finished with equal points.

European record[edit]

As of August 15, 2019

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 93 34 27 32 104 128 −24
UEFA Cup & UEFA Europa League 53 18 11 24 66 85 −19
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 4 1 1 8 2 +6
Total 152 56 39 57 178 215 –37
Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg
1999–2000 UEFA Cup QR Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 1–7 (H) 0–5 (A)
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q Armenia Shirak 1–1 (A) 2–1 (H)
2Q Sweden Helsingborgs IF 0–0 (A) 0–3 (H)
2001–02 UEFA Cup Q Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 1–2 (A) 4–0 (H)
1R Italy Milan 0–2 (H) 0–4 (A)
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Denmark AB 1–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
2R Germany 1860 Munich 1–0 (A) 4–0 (H)
3R Italy Bologna 0–2 (A) 0–0 (H)
2003–04 UEFA Champions League 1Q Republic of Ireland Bohemians 1–0 (H) 0–3 (A)
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 2–3 (H) 0–1 (A)
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi 1–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
2Q Russia Krylia Sovetov Samara 0–2 (A) 0–2 (H)
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1Q Moldova Nistru Otaci 2–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
2Q Russia Rubin Kazan 0–3 (A) 0–2 (H)
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1Q Cyprus APOEL 0–2 (A) 3–0 (a.e.t.) (H)
2Q Iceland FH Hafnarfjördur 3–1 (A) 1–1 (H)
3Q Romania Steaua București 2–2 (H) 0–2 (A)
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1R Spain Villarreal 1–4 (A) 2–0 (H)
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q Iceland Valur 2–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
2Q Belgium Anderlecht 2–1 (A) 2–2 (H)
3Q Bulgaria Levski Sofia 1–0 (A) 1–1 (H)
Group H Spain Real Madrid 0–2 (A) 0–1 (H)
Italy Juventus 2–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 2Q North Macedonia Makedonija Gjorče Petrov 2–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
3Q Latvia Ventspils 0–1 (A) 2–1 (H)
UEFA Europa League Play-off Bulgaria Litex Lovech 0–1 (H) 4–0 (a.e.t.) (A)
Group I Portugal Benfica 0–2 (A) 1–2 (H)
England Everton 1–2 (H) 1–0 (A)
Greece AEK Athens 2–1 (H) 2–2 (A)
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2Q Iceland FH Hafnarfjörður 5–1 (H) 1–0 (A)
3Q Denmark Copenhagen 0–0 (H) 2–3 (A)
UEFA Europa League Play-off Portugal Marítimo 3–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
Group E Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2–2 (A) 1–4 (H)
Netherlands AZ 4–1 (H) 0–3 (A)
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 (A) 3–1 (H)
R32 France Paris Saint-Germain 2–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2Q Northern Ireland Linfield 1–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
3Q Lithuania Ekranas 0–0 (A) 3–1 (H)
Play-off Austria Sturm Graz 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
Group H Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 1–1 (A) 0–1 (H)
Spain Barcelona 0–5 (H) 0–4 (A)
Italy Milan 0–2 (A) 1–1 (H)
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 2Q North Macedonia Vardar 3–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
3Q Hungary Debrecen 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
Play-off Israel Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
Group F France Lille 3–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
Germany Bayern Munich 3–1 (H) 1–4 (A)
Spain Valencia 0–3 (H) 2–4 (A)
UEFA Europa League R32 Turkey Fenerbahçe 0–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy 0–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q Albania Skënderbeu 0–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
3Q Hungary Debrecen 0–1 (A) 3–1 (H)
Play-off Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 1–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
Group H Portugal Porto 0–6 (A) 0–3 (H)
Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 (H) 0–2 (A)
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–7 (H) 0–5 (A)
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q Republic of Ireland Dundalk 2–1 (H) 0–0 (A)
3Q Hungary Videoton 1–1 (A) 1–0 (H)
Play-off Serbia Partizan 1–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
Group E Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1–4 (A) 1–1 (H)
Italy Roma 3–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
Spain Barcelona 0–2 (H) 0–3 (A)
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q Finland SJK 2–0 (H) 2–2 (A)
3Q Republic of Ireland Dundalk 1–0 (H) 0–3 (A)
UEFA Europa League Play-off Kazakhstan Astana 0–2 (A) 2–2 (H)
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 2Q Armenia Alashkert 1–1 (H) 3–1 (A)
3Q Czech Republic Slavia Prague 0–1 (A) 2–1 (H)
UEFA Europa League Play-off Ukraine Oleksandriya 1–1 (H) 2–1 (A)
Group H Serbia Red Star Belgrade 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
England Arsenal 2–4 (H) 0–6 (A)
Germany Köln 1–0 (H) 2–5 (A)
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 2Q Finland HJK 0–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
3Q Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–0 (A) 1–1 (H)
Play-off Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–3 (H) 0–3 (A)
UEFA Europa League Group L Hungary MOL Vidi 2–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
Greece PAOK 1–4 (H) 3–1 (A)
England Chelsea 1–3 (A) 0–1 (H)
R32 England Arsenal 1–0 (H) 0–3 (A)
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1Q Poland Piast Gliwice 1−1 (H) 2−1 (A)
2Q Norway Rosenborg 2−1 (H) 0−2 (A)
UEFA Europa League 3Q Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 2−1 (A) 0−0 (H)
Play-off Kazakhstan Astana 0−3 (A) 2−0 (H)
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1Q

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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