FC Dinamo Minsk

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Dinamo Minsk
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Full nameFootball Club Dinamo Minsk
Founded18 June 1927; 91 years ago (1927-06-18)
GroundDinamo Stadium, Minsk
Capacity22,000
ChairmanSergei Chizh
ManagerVacant
LeagueBelarusian Premier League
20183rd
WebsiteClub website

FC Dinamo Minsk (Belarusian: ФК Дынама Мінск, FK Dynama Minsk; Russian: ФК Динамо Минск) is a professional football club based in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk.

It was founded in 1927 as part of the Soviet Dinamo Sports Society, and was the only club from the Byelorussian SSR that competed in the Soviet Top League, playing 39 of the 54 seasons, and winning the title in 1982. Since the independence of Belarus the club participates in the Belarusian Premier League, having won 7 league titles and 3 Belarusian Cups.

Dinamo plays its home games in the 16,500 capacity Traktor Stadium. Dinamo is the second Belarusian team, after BATE Borisov to reach UEFA Europa League group stages (2014–15 and 2015–16).

History[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Dinamo Minsk was founded in 1927 as a part of the Soviet Dinamo Sports Society. They spent some of their history in the lower leagues of the Soviet Union, but in 1940, they promoted in the Soviet Top League, becoming the first and only Belarusian team to compete in the Soviet top division. They relegated to second level in 1952, but immediately returned top level at next year. In 1954, they finished a third place, their best performance in the top flight to date, and were dissolved, being re-founded as Spartak Minsk, only to be renamed in Belarus Minsk in 1959, in honor of the Soviet republic in the national championship. However, in 1962, they return to the original name of Dinamo Minsk. They relegated again from top level in 1955 and in 1957. They played top level again in 1960 season. They relegated again in 1973 and returned to top level in 1975 season. But they relegated immediately in 1976. They returned top level after 2-year.

In 1982, Dinamo Minsk won the Soviet championship for the first and only time in their history. The following year saw them debuting in the European Cup against Grasshopper of Switzerland. They reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup after eliminating Grasshoppers and Gyori ETO of Hungary, only to be eliminated by Dinamo Bucureşti. In 1984–85 season, Dinamo Minsk reached the quarter-finals of UEFA Cup after beating HJK Helsinki, Sporting CP and Widzew Łódź, but were eventually stopped by Željezničar Sarajevo. 1988 saw Dinamo Minsk up to a new European performance, the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, passing through Gençlerbirliği and Real Sociedad, but being eliminated by KV Mechelen.

Dinamo Minsk also participated in Belarusian SSR league. Since mid-50s their appearances were only sporadic and they were represented by youth teams in later seasons. They have won the championship 7 times.

Belarus[edit]

Dinamo Minsk won the inaugural season of the Belarusian Premier League in 1992. They become the top team in the new Belarusian championship and won 5 league titles until 1995, making only one appearance in the UEFA Champions League, in 1993. However, after a title in 1997, Dinamo Minsk last won the championship in 2004. The 2000s saw Dinamo Minsk failing to secure any league title in the battle against BATE Borisov, thus finishing on lower places, mostly second.

In 2014, Dinamo Minsk beat MYPA, CFR Cluj and Nacional to be drawn in Group K of Europa League, along with Italian side Fiorentina, French team Guingamp and Greek side PAOK, becoming the second team, after BATE Borisov, to reach group stages of Europa League. Dinamo finished at the bottom with four points, after a draw with Guingamp and a historical 2–1 victory over Fiorentina.

Name history[edit]

  • 1927, club founded as Dinamo Minsk
  • 1954, re-founded as Spartak Minsk
  • 1959, renamed to Belarus Minsk
  • 1962, renamed to Dinamo Minsk

Supporters and Rivalries[edit]

Dinamo Minsk is one of the most popular teams in Belarus. Among ultras groups, the largest is called Blue White Will. Fans of Dinamo Minsk are friends with Dinamo Brest fans.

The ultras of Dinamo Minsk are famous for their right-wing political orientation and there have been several riots, clashes with the police forces and chants against the Belarusian authoritarian regime, led by long-time President Alexander Lukashenko.

Their political views as well as geographic proximity and contest for dominance of the city make them huge rivals with neighbours Partizan Minsk, whose fans tend to be strongly left-wing.[1][1] Dinamo Minsk also has a big rivalry with BATE Borisov from the city of Barysaw.[2]

Honours[edit]

Belarus Belarus

Belarusian Premier League

Belarusian Cup

Season Cup

  • Winners: 1994

Soviet Union Soviet Union

Soviet Top League

Soviet Cup

Federation Cup

  • Runners-up: 1989

Soviet First League:

  • Winners: 1953, 1956
  • Runners-up: 1951, 1975
  • 3rd place: 1974, 1978

Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Belarusian SSR League

  • Winners: 1937, 1938, 1939, 1945, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1975
  • Runners-up: 1934, 1935, 1946, 1952, 1977
  • 3rd place:1940, 1947

Belarusian SSR Cup

  • Winners: 1936, 1940
  • Runners-up: 1945

Current squad[edit]

As of January 2019 [3]

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 MF Aleksandr Chizh
3 Belarus DF Maksim Shvyatsow
7 Nigeria FW Kehinde Fatai
8 Belarus MF Nikita Kaplenko
13 Portugal DF Rocha
15 Belarus DF Maksim Zhavnerchik
18 Croatia MF Dinko Trebotić
19 Belarus DF Vladislav Lyakh
21 Belarus MF Filip Ivanow
24 Belarus DF Igor Shitov
25 Belarus DF Alyaksey Hawrylovich
33 Belarus GK Nikita Lazovskiy
35 Belarus GK Syarhey Ignatovich
No. Position Player
41 Belarus MF Artem Gurenko
44 Serbia MF Nikola Lukić
75 Belarus GK Maksim Plotnikov
77 Belarus FW Dmitry Antilevsky
88 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Navalovski
Belarus DF Konstantin Kuchinskiy
Belarus MF Kirill Leonovich
Belarus FW Yahor Zubovich
Belarus FW Kiryl Vyarheychyk
Belarus DF Yuriy Krayko
Belarus MF Aleksandr Ksenofontov
Belarus FW Artem Miroyevskiy

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Role
Vacant Head Coach
Vacant Assistant Coach
Belarus Syarhey Amelyanchuk Assistant Coach
Belarus Vital Bulyga Head of the team
Belarus Alyaksandr Martseshkin Goalkeeping Coach

Reserves[edit]

There has been several teams that served as Dinamo Minsk official reserve or farm clubs.

Notable managers[edit]

League history[edit]

Belarus Belarus

Season Level Pld W D L Goals Points Pos Domestic Cup
1992 1st 15 11 3 1 38–7 25 1 (16) Winner
1992–93 1st 32 26 5 1 90–25 57 1 (17) Semi-finals
1993–94 1st 30 24 4 2 76–20 52 1 (16) Winner
1994–95 1st 30 20 8 2 83–24 48 1 (16) Round of 16
1995 (autumn) 1st 15 12 2 1 42–13 38 1 (16) Round of 16
1996 1st 30 23 6 1 83–20 75 2 (16) Finals
1997 1st 30 21 7 2 74–24 70 1 (16) Semi-finals
1998 1st 28 11 6 11 39–38 39 8 (15) Finals
1999 1st 30 14 9 7 51–30 51 6 (16) Round of 16
2000 1st 30 19 5 6 49–21 62 3 (16) Round of 16
2001 1st 26 16 5 5 52–21 53 2 (14) Semi-finals
2002 1st 26 12 6 8 44–28 42 7 (14) Quarter-finals
2003 1st 30 20 4 6 62–24 64 3 (16) Winner
2004 1st 30 24 3 3 64–18 75 1 (16) Quarter-finals
2005 1st 26 15 5 6 50–26 50 2 (14) Round of 16
2006 1st 26 15 7 4 44–22 52 2 (14) Quarter-finals
2007 1st 26 8 11 7 27–28 35 9 (14) Quarter-finals
2008 1st 30 19 5 6 49–29 62 2 (16) Semi-finals
2009 1st 26 14 8 4 38–18 50 2 (14) Round of 16
2010 1st 33 17 5 11 49–34 56 4 (12) Quarter-finals
2011 1st 33 14 7 12 50–43 49 4 (12) Round of 16
2012 1st 30 16 8 6 37–19 56 3 (11) Round of 16
2013 1st 32 15 9 8 44–33 54 3 (12) Finals
2014 1st 32 18 7 7 44–21 61 2 (12) Round of 16
2015 1st 26 15 8 3 36–13 53 2 (14) Semi-finals
2016 1st 30 15 10 5 46–28 55 3 (16) Quarter-finals
2017 1st 30 22 2 6 46–15 68 2 (16) Quarter-finals
2018 1st 30 18 9 3 20–7 63 3 (16) Round of 16

European record[edit]

Accurate as of 9 August 2018
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
European Cup / Champions League 12 3 5 4 18 18 +0 025.00
Cup Winners' Cup 6 2 3 1 6 4 +2 033.33
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 101 41 22 38 136 124 +12 040.59
UEFA Intertoto Cup 12 5 3 4 22 13 +9 041.67
Total 131 51 33 47 182 159 +23 038.93

Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg
1983–84 European Cup 1R Switzerland Grasshopper 1–0 (H) 2–2 (A)
2R Hungary Raba ETO 6–3 (A) 3–1 (H)
QF Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 1–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
1984–85 UEFA Cup 1R Finland HJK Helsinki 4–0 (H) 6–0 (A)
2R Portugal Sporting CP 0–2 (A) 2–0 (p. 5–3) (H)
3R Poland Widzew Łódź 2–0 (A) 0–1 (H)
QF Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar Sarajevo 0–2 (A) 1–1 (H)
1986–87 UEFA Cup 1R Hungary Raba ETO 2–4 (H) 1–0 (A)
1987–88 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R Turkey Gençlerbirliği 2–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
2R Spain Real Sociedad 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
QF Belgium Mechelen 0–1 (A) 1–1 (H)
1988–89 UEFA Cup 1R Bulgaria Trakia Plovdiv 2–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
2R Romania Victoria Bucureşti 2–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
1993–94 UEFA Champions League 1R Germany Werder Bremen 2–5 (A) 1–1 (H)
1994–95 UEFA Cup QR Malta Hibernians 3–1 (H) 3–4 (a.e.t.) (A)
1R Italy Lazio 0–0 (H) 1–4 (A)
1995–96 UEFA Cup QR Romania Universitatea Craiova 0–0 (A) 0–0 (p. 3–1) (H)
1R Austria Austria Wien 2–1 (A) 1–0 (H)
2R Germany Werder Bremen 0–5 (A) 2–1 (H)
1996–97 UEFA Cup 1Q Republic of Ireland Bohemian 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
2Q Turkey Beşiktaş 2–1 (H) 0–2 (A)
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1Q Georgia (country) Kolkheti-1913 Poti 1–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
2Q Norway Lillestrøm 0–2 (H) 0–1 (A)
1998–99 UEFA Champions League 1Q Latvia Skonto Riga 0–0 (A) 1–2 (H)
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Luxembourg Hobscheid 6–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
2R Israel Hapoel Haifa 2–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
3R Germany Wolfsburg 3–4 (A) 0–0 (H)
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 1–4 (H) 0–1 (A)
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Denmark Brøndby 0–3 (A) 0–2 (H)
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Poland Odra Wodzisław 0–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
2R Serbia and Montenegro Sartid Smederevo 1–2 (H) 3–1 (a.e.t.) (A)
3R France Lille 1–2 (A) 2–2 (H)
2005–06 UEFA Champions League 1Q Cyprus Anorthosis 1–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1Q Poland Zagłębie Lubin 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
2Q Slovakia Artmedia Petržalka 1–2 (A) 2–3 (H)
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Latvia Skonto Riga 1–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
2Q Denmark Odense 1–1 (H) 0–4 (A)
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q Republic of Macedonia Renova 2–1 (H) 1–1 (A)
2Q Norway Tromsø 0–0 (H) 1–4 (A)
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q Estonia Sillamäe Kalev 5–1 (H) 5–0 (A)
3Q Israel Maccabi Haifa 0–1 (A) 3–1 (H)
PO Belgium Club Brugge 1–2 (A) 2–3 (H)
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Lithuania Kruoja Pakruojis 3–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
2Q Croatia Lokomotiva 1–2 (H) 3–2 (A)
3Q Turkey Trabzonspor 0–1 (H) 0–0 (A)
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q Finland MyPa 3–0 (H) 0–0 (A)
3Q Romania CFR Cluj 1–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
PO Portugal Nacional 2–0 (H) 3–2 (A)
Group K Greece PAOK 1–6 (A) 0–2 (H)
Italy Fiorentina 0–3 (H) 2–1 (A)
France Guingamp 0–0 (H) 0–2 (A)
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 2Q Bulgaria Cherno More 1–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
3Q Switzerland Zürich 1–0 (A) 1–1 (a.e.t.) (H)
PO Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2–0 (H) 0–2 (A) (p. 3–2)
Group E Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 0–2 (A) 1–0 (H)
Austria Rapid Wien 0–1 (H) 1–2 (A)
Spain Villareal 0–4 (A) 1–2 (H)
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala 2–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
2Q Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 1–1 (H) 1–0 (A)
3Q Serbia Vojvodina 1–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík 2–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
2Q Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 1–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
3Q Cyprus AEK Larnaca 0–2 (A) 1–1 (H)
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q Republic of Ireland Derry City 2−0 (A) 1−2 (H)
2Q Slovakia Dunajská Streda 3−1 (A) 4−1 (H)
3Q Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 4−0 (H) 1−8 (a.e.t) (A)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Partizan Minsk - the DIY Football Club from Belarus - Futbolgrad". futbolgrad.com. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Rivals look to knock BATE off their Belarus perch". UEFA.com.
  3. ^ "FC Dinamo-Minsk first team". dinamo-minsk.by. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

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