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FC BATE Borisov

BATE
Full name Football Club BATE Borisov
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

FC BATE Borisov (Belarusian: ФК БАТЭ Барысаў, IPA: ; Russian: ФК БАТЭ Борисов, FK BATE Borisov) 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]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Current squad 2
  • Honours 3
  • League and Cup history 4
  • European record 5
  • Notable players 6
  • Managers 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

History

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]

Current squad

As of August 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
2 MF Dzmitry Likhtarovich (c)
3 DF Vital Hayduchyk
4 DF Kaspars Dubra
5 MF Yevgeniy Yablonskiy
7 MF Alyaksandr Karnitsky
8 MF Alyaksandr Valadzko
9 MF Illya Aleksiyevich
10 MF Nemanja Nikolić
11 FW Aleksandar Jevtić
13 FW Mikalay Signevich
15 DF Maksim Zhavnerchik
16 GK Syarhey Chernik
17 MF Alyaksey Ryas
18 FW Dzmitry Mazalewski
No. Position Player
19 DF Nemanja Milunović
20 FW Vitali Rodionov
22 MF Ihar Stasevich
23 MF Edhar Alyakhnovich
25 DF Filip Mladenović
27 DF Dmitry Baiduk
33 DF Dzyanis Palyakow
34 GK Artem Soroko
35 GK Anton Chichkan
42 DF Maksim Valadzko
55 MF Dzmitry Baha
62 MF Mikhail Gordeichuk
81 MF Alexander Hleb

Honours

League and Cup history

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

European record

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg
1999–2000 UEFA Cup QR Lokomotiv Moscow 1–7 (H) 0–5 (A)
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q Shirak 1–1 (A) 2–1 (H)
2Q Helsingborg 0–0 (A) 0–3 (H)
2001–02 UEFA Cup Q Dinamo Tbilisi 1–2 (A) 4–0 (H)
1R Milan 0–2 (H) 0–4 (A)
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Akademisk Boldklub 1–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
2R 1860 Munich 1–0 (A) 4–0 (H)
3R Bologna 0–2 (A) 0–0 (H)
2003–04 UEFA Champions League 1Q Bohemians 1–0 (H) 0–3 (A)
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Dinamo Tbilisi 2–3 (H) 0–1 (A)
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Torpedo Kutaisi 1–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
2Q Krylia Sovetov Samara 0–2 (A) 0–2 (H)
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1Q Nistru Otaci 2–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
2Q Rubin Kazan 0–3 (A) 0–2 (H)
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1Q APOEL 0–2 (A) 3–0 (a.e.t.) (H)
2Q FH Hafnarfjördur 3–1 (A) 1–1 (H)
3Q Steaua Bucureşti 2–2 (H) 0–2 (A)
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1R Villarreal 1–4 (A) 2–0 (H)
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q Valur 2–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
2Q Anderlecht 2–1 (A) 2–2 (H)
3Q Levski Sofia 1–0 (A) 1–1 (H)
Group H Real Madrid 0–2 (A) 0–1 (H)
Juventus 2–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
Zenit St. Petersburg 1–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 2Q Makedonija Gjorče Petrov 2–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
3Q Ventspils 0–1 (A) 2–1 (H)
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off Litex Lovech 0–1 (H) 4–0 (a.e.t.) (A)
Group I Benfica 0–2 (A) 1–2 (H)
Everton 1–2 (H) 1–0 (A)
AEK Athens 2–1 (H) 2–2 (A)
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2Q FH Hafnarfjörður 5–1 (H) 1–0 (A)
3Q Copenhagen 0–0 (H) 2–3 (A)
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off Marítimo 3–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
Group E Dynamo Kyiv 2–2 (A) 1–4 (H)
AZ Alkmaar 4–1 (H) 0–3 (A)
Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 (A) 3–1 (H)
R32 Paris Saint-Germain 2–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2Q Linfield 1–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
3Q Ekranas 0–0 (A) 3–1 (H)
Play-off Sturm Graz 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
Group H Viktoria Plzeň 1–1 (A) 0–1 (H)
Barcelona 0–5 (H) 0–4 (A)
Milan 0–2 (A) 1–1 (H)
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 2Q Vardar 3–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
3Q Debrecen 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
Play-off Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
Group F Lille 3–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
Bayern Munich 3–1 (H) 1–4 (A)
Valencia 0–3 (H) 2–4 (A)
2012–13 UEFA Europa League R32 Fenerbahçe 0–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q Shakhter Karagandy 0–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q Skënderbeu Korçë 0–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
3Q Debrecen 0–1 (A) 3–1 (H)
Play-off Slovan Bratislava 1–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
Group H Porto 0–6 (A) 0–3 (H)
Athletic Bilbao 2–1 (H) 0–2 (A)
Shakhtar Donetsk 0–7 (H) 0–5 (A)
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q Dundalk 2–1 (H) 0–0 (A)
3Q Videoton 1–1 (A) 1–0 (H)
Play-off Partizan 1–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
Group E Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1–4 (A) 24 Nov (H)
Roma 3–2 (H) 9 Dec (A)
Barcelona 0-2 (H) 4 Nov (A)

Notable players

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for BATE.

Managers


References

  1. ^ New BATE stadium
  2. ^ History of BATE Borisov
  3. ^ "BATE make history for Belarus". UEFA. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  4. ^ "БАТЭ: кулісы перамогі, барысаўская каманда даказала, што перамагаюць не грошы і не імёны". Belarusian newspaper (Наша Ніва). 1 January 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  5. ^ "European football: Cult hat-tricks, big thrashings & tight finishes". BBC Sport. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

External links

  • Official website
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