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|Date of birth||29 November 1981|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2004||→ Alania Vladikavkaz (loan)||15||(1)|
|2012||→ Khazar Lankaran (loan)||8||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Mes Kerman (loan)||27||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2016.
Born in Belgrade, Bates has played in Yugoslavia/Serbia for Železničar Beograd, Železnik and Rad Beograd, in Russia for Alania Vladikavkaz, in France for LB Châteauroux, and in Azerbaijan for FK Baku.
Bates played one league game for Tromsø IL in the Norwegian Premier League 2010 season. Bates did not manage to break into the Tromsø first team squad, and agreed to leave the club after the 2010 season, re-signing for former club FK Baku.
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