Viktor Goncharenko

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Viktar Hancharenka
Viktor Goncharenko 2016.jpg
Coaching FC Ufa in 2016
Personal information
Full name Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka
Date of birth (1977-06-10) 10 June 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Khoiniki, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Strelichevo Khoiniki 5 (1)
1995–1997 RUOR Minsk 49 (3)
1998–2002 BATE Borisov 82 (1)
2000 RShVSM-Olympia Minsk 2 (0)
National team
1998–1999 Belarus U21 9 (1)
Teams managed
2004–2006 BATE Borisov (reserves)
2007 BATE Borisov (assistant)
2007–2013 BATE Borisov
2013–2014 Kuban Krasnodar
2015 Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast
2015–2016 CSKA Moscow (assistant)
2016 FC Ufa
2016– CSKA Moscow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka (Belarusian: Віктар Міхайлавіч Ганчарэнка, tr. Viktar Michajłavič Hančarenka; Russian: Виктор Михайлович Гончаренко, Viktor Mikhailovich Goncharenko; born 10 June 1977), is a Belarusian football manager, currently in charge of CSKA Moscow. He is the youngest ever manager to lead a team in the final group stage of the UEFA Champions League.[1] He set this record on 17 September 2008, in a match against Real Madrid, at the age of 31.

Early life and career[edit]

Formative years and education[edit]

Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka was born in 1977 to a middle-class family in Khoiniki, Belarus. He is the son of Mikhail Hancharenka, a Belarusian engineer who died in 1993 in the wake of the infamous Chernobyl disaster and who was a big football fan. His mother was the manager of a small shop in Belarus. Viktor joined a football school at the young age of 9 years old where his parents encouraged him to do his best to be as successful as possible.

Football was a major part of his life and his father was very impressed with his knowledge of the sport. In 1995, after his father's death, Viktor became a student at the Republic College of Olympic Reserve in Minsk, Belarus. In the RUOR, Viktor got most of his footballing knowledge. He also met other famous Belarusian footballers Alexander Hleb, Vitali Kutuzov and Yuri Zhevnov.

In 1998, Viktor joined BATE Borisov.

Playing career[edit]

Hancharenka's playing career began in 1995, when he made his debut as a defender aged 18. While playing for BATE Borisov Viktar became a champion of Belarusian Premier League in 1999, 2002, silver prize winner in 1998, 2000 and bronze prize winner in 2001. At the age of 25 Hancharenka was forced to retire through injury.

Coaching career[edit]

Before he became head manager of BATE, Hancharenka was assistant manager at FC BATE under coaches Yuri Puntus and Igor Kriushenko. In 2007 Viktar become a head coach of BATE and won the national championship (2008, 2009, 2010). Under Hancharenka's leadership, BATE in 2008 became the first club from Belarus to qualify for the lucrative group stages of the UEFA Champions League and in 2009–2010 of the UEFA Europa League.

In 2011 Hancharenka and his BATE defeated AZ 4–1 in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League and this allowed the team to advance to the 1/16 stages of the UEFA Europa League Cup.

In August 2011 Hancharenka led his club into the group stage of the Champions League again.

Kuban Krasnodar[edit]

On 12 October 2013, Hancharenka was appointed as manager of Russian Premier League side Kuban Krasnodar.[2] Leaving the club by mutual consent on 13 November 2014.[3]


Hancharenka was appointed as manager of Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast on 14 June 2015.[4] After only 6 games in charge, on 25 August 2016, it was reported that Hancharenka had left Ural, and that he wouldn't take charge of the clubs week 7 fixture on 28 August 2015 against Terek Grozny.[5] Subsequently, Hancharenka's contract being terminated by mutual consent on 1 September 2015.[6]


On 6 June 2016, Hancharenka was appointed as manager of FC Ufa.[7] On 12 December 2016, he left Ufa by mutual consent.[8]

CSKA Moscow[edit]

On 12 December 2016, Hancharenka was announced as the new manager of CSKA Moscow, on a two-year contract.[9]


As of 13 May 2018[citation needed]
Nat Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Belarus BATE Borisov 13 November 2007 12 October 2013 276 161 65 50 058.33
Russia Kuban Krasnodar 12 October 2013 13 November 2014 39 17 12 10 043.59
Russia Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast 14 June 2015 1 September 2015 6 1 2 3 016.67
Russia Ufa 6 June 2016 12 December 2016 19 7 6 6 036.84
Russia CSKA Moscow 12 December 2016 Present 54 32 12 10 059.26
Total 393 217 97 79 055.22


As player[edit]

BATE Borisov

As coach[edit]

BATE Borisov


Personal life[edit]

Hancharenka has a son and a wife Margarita.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ "ВИКТОР ГАНЧАРЕНКО ПРИСТУПИЛ К РАБОТЕ В КУБАНИ". (in Russian). FC Kuban Krasnodar. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "ВИКТОР ГАНЧАРЕНКО ПОКИДАЕТ КУБАНЬ". (in Russian). FC Kuban Krasnodar. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Виктор Гончаренко – новый главный тренер Урала". (in Russian). FC Ural. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Гончаренко уволился из Урала?". (in Russian). Sport Express. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "ФК Урал и Виктор Гончаренко договорились о расторжении контракта". (in Russian). FC Ural. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Виктор Гончаренко – главный тренер ФК «Уфа»! (in Russian). FC Ufa. 6 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Виктор Гончаренко покинул Уфу (in Russian). FC Ufa. 12 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Виктор Ганчаренко возглавил ПФК ЦСКА". (in Russian). PFC CSKA Moscow. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 

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