|Full name||Football Club Minsk|
|Ground||FC Minsk Stadium
|League||Belarusian Premier League|
The club was established in 2006 and was based on the Belarusian First League club Smena Minsk. FC Minsk took over Smena's license and was able to start immediately operating in the Belarusian First League without having to first play in the Second League. In the club's inaugural season in the First League, they were able to finish in first place guaranteeing them promotion to the Belarusian Premier League.
FC Minsk's first run out in the top tier of Belarusian football contained mooted performances and ended in relegation at the end of 2007, but they managed to bounce straight back the following year with a dominant campaign in Belarusian First League netting 72 goals and failing to win in only 3 of 26 games. 2008 therefore saw them once again competing in the Belarusian Premier League where they have remained since.
A 3rd-placed finish in 2010 saw FC Minsk embark on their first ever European campaign in the 2011-12 Europa League. In the first qualifying round, they were pitched against AZAL Baku of Azerbaijan and managed a 3-2 aggregate win over two legs. The second qualifying round saw them drawn against Gaziantepspor of Turkey, a tie in which they weren't as fortunate. After a creditable 1-1 draw at home, the away fixture in Gaziantep saw the Turkish side hit 4 goals as the tie finished 5-2 on aggregate in favour of the Gaziantepspor.
A further continental adventure took place in the summer of 2013, where a Belarusian Cup win gave FC Minsk a bye straight into the second qualifying round of the 2014-15 Europa League. This campaign proved to be much better as Minsk first swept aside Valletta FC of Malta 3-1 on aggregate before taking part in a thrilling encounter with the Scottish team, St. Johnstone in the third qualifying round. After losing 0-1 at home, FC Minsk managed to win 1-0 in Perth courtesy of a 75th-minute strike from Milos Rnic forcing the match to extra time and eventually penalties. Minsk held their nerve and triumphed 3-2, booking themselves a place in the Europa League playoffs and a chance at competing in the tournament group stage. Seasoned veterans Standard Liège of Belgium awaited in the playoff however, their experience and class showing with a 5-1 aggregate win over the Minsk side concluding another European campaign.
As of July 2016
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League and Cup history
|2008||2nd||1||26||23||2||1||72–11||71||Round of 16||Promoted|
|2009||1st||9||26||11||3||12||33–26||36||Round of 16|
|2010||1st||3||33||18||6||9||59–32||60||Round of 16|
|2015||1st||Round of 32|
- Belarusian Premier League (women)
- Champion: 2013
- Belarusian Premier League
- 3rd place (1): 2010
- Belarusian Cup
FC Minsk in Europe
|Season||Competition||Round||Club||1st Leg||2nd Leg||Aggregate|
|2011–12||UEFA Europa League||1Q||AZAL Baku||1–1||2–1||3–2|
|2013–14||UEFA Europa League||2Q||Valletta||1–1||2–0||3–1|
|3Q||St Johnstone||0–1||1–0 (aet)||1–1 (3–2 p.)|
- Home results are noted in bold.
- 1Q: First qualifying round
- 2Q: Second qualifying round
- 3Q: Third qualifying round
- PO: Play-off round
|UEFA Europa League||8||3||3||2||9||9|
- Sergey Yaromko (Dec 15, 2005 – Oct 8, 2009)
- Vitali Tarakanov (Oct 8, 2009 – Oct 4, 2011)
- Andrey Downar (interim) (Oct 5, 2011 – Dec 12, 2011)
- Vadim Skripchenko (Dec 30, 2011 – Oct 12, 2013)
- Andrey Skorobogatko (interim) (Oct 13, 2013 – Dec 2, 2013)
- Andrey Skorobogatko (Dec 3, 2013 – June 3, 2014)
- Andrey Pyshnik (June 3, 2014–)
- "FK Minsk women trophies". soccerway.com. Retrieved 14 May 2014.