FC BATE Borisov

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BATE
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Full name Football Club BATE
Founded
  • 1973;
  • 12 April 1996 (refounded)
Dissolved 1984
Ground
Ground Capacity 13,126
Chairman Anatoli Kapski
Manager Alyaksandr Yermakovich
League Belarusian Premier League
2015 1st
Current season

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 12 titles, ten 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.

Their 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 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.[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 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.[4]

BATE won their tenth consecutive league title in 2015, with four games remaining.[5]

Supporters[edit]

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.[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of July 2016

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
7 Belarus MF Alyaksandr Karnitsky
8 Belarus MF Alyaksandr Valadzko
10 Serbia MF Mirko Ivanić
11 Belarus FW Dmitry Antilevsky
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
18 Belarus FW Dzmitry Mazalewski
19 Serbia DF Nemanja Milunović
No. Position Player
20 Belarus FW Vitali Rodionov
22 Belarus MF Ihar Stasevich
23 Belarus MF Edhar Alyakhnovich
33 Belarus DF Dzyanis Palyakow
34 Belarus GK Artem Soroko
42 Belarus DF Maksim Valadzko
48 Belarus GK Denis Scherbitskiy
49 Belarus MF Aleksandr Dzhigero
62 Belarus MF Mikhail Gordeichuk
77 Belarus MF Yury Kendysh
80 Georgia (country) MF Valerian Gvilia
81 Belarus MF Alexander Hleb
Belarus MF Mikhail Bely

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 Including play-off (1–0 win) for the 1st place against Neman Grodno, as both teams finished with equal points.

European record[edit]

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 Helsingborg 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 Akademisk Boldklub 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 Bucureşti 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 St. 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 Alkmaar 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 04 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 Seinäjoki 2–0 (H) 2–2 (A)
3Q Republic of Ireland Dundalk (H) (A)

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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