FC BATE Borisov

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BATE
FC BATE Borisov.png
Full name Football Club BATE
Founded 1973
Ground
Ground Capacity 13,126
Chairman Anatoli Kapski
Manager Alyaksandr Yermakovich
League Belarusian Premier League
2016 1st
Website Club home page

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. The club competes in the Belarusian Premier League, of which they are the reigning champions and are the league's most successful club with 13 titles, 11 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 and 2010–11), along with Dinamo Minsk.

The club's home stadium is Borisov Arena, which was opened in 2014.[1]

History[edit]

BATE is an acronym of Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics. 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 11 times and competed in UEFA competitions.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

BATE won their tenth consecutive league title in 2015, with four matches to spare.[5]

Supporters[edit]

BATE Borisov is one of the most popular football teams in Belarus. BATE fans developed a rivalry with the fans of Dinamo Minsk and a friendship with fans of Polish club Piast Gliwice since 2011.[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of July 2017 [7]

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

No. Position Player
3 Belarus DF Vital Hayduchyk
4 Latvia DF Kaspars Dubra
5 Belarus MF Yevgeniy Yablonskiy
6 Croatia DF Jurica Buljat
7 Belarus MF Yevgeniy Berezkin
8 Belarus MF Alyaksandr Valadzko
9 Serbia FW Anes Rušević
10 Montenegro MF Mirko Ivanić
13 Belarus FW Mikalay Signevich
14 Estonia DF Artur Pikk
15 Belarus DF Maksim Zhavnerchik
16 Belarus GK Syarhey Vyeramko
17 Belarus MF Alyaksey Ryas
19 Serbia DF Nemanja Milunović
20 Belarus FW Vitali Rodionov
No. Position Player
21 Belarus MF Stanislaw Drahun
22 Belarus MF Ihar Stasevich
24 Finland FW Jasse Tuominen
33 Belarus DF Dzyanis Palyakow
34 Belarus DF Artem Shkurdyuk
35 Belarus GK Anton Chichkan
42 Belarus DF Maksim Valadzko
43 Belarus MF Nikita Filippovich
44 Belarus DF Vladislav Malkevich
45 Belarus FW Vladislav Mukhamedov
46 Belarus MF Aleksey Khanevich
48 Belarus GK Denis Scherbitskiy
62 Belarus MF Mikhail Gordeichuk
77 Belarus MF Yury Kendysh
80 Georgia (country) MF Valerian Gvilia

Honours[edit]

League and Cup history[edit]

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

European record[edit]

As of July 18, 2017

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 88 31 26 31 98 123 –25
UEFA Cup & UEFA Europa League 40 14 6 20 51 66 –15
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 4 1 1 8 2 +6
Total 134 49 33 52 157 191 –34
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 Republic of 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 Republic of 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 Korçë 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 – (A) – (H)

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for BATE.

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

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