FC BATE Borisov (Russian: ФК БАТЭ Борисов, FK BATE Borisov [bɐˈtɛ bɐˈrʲisəf]; Belarusian: ФК БАТЭ Барысаў, BATE Barysaw, IPA: [baˈtɛ]) is a Belarusian professional football team from the city of Barysaw. The club competes in the Belarusian Premier League, of which they are the league's most successful club with 15 titles, including 13 won consecutively. The club has also won four Belarusian Cups and four Belarusian Super Cups.

BATE Borisov
Full nameФутбольны клуб БАТЭ
Футбольный клуб БАТЭ
Football Club BATE Borisov
Nickname(s)Zholto-Sinie (Yellow-Blues)
Founded1973 (51 years ago) (1973) (original)
April 12, 1996 (28 years ago) (1996-04-12) (re-established)[1]
Dissolved1984 (original)
GroundBorisov Arena
Capacity13,126
ChairmanAndrei Kapski
Head coachIgor Kriushenko
LeagueBelarusian Premier League
2023Belarusian Premier League, 5th of 15
WebsiteClub website
Current season

BATE is 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, 2010–11, 2017–18 and 2018–19), along with Dinamo Minsk.

The club's home stadium is Borisov Arena, which was opened in 2014.[2]

History edit

BATE is an acronym of Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics.[3] The team was founded in 1973 and managed to win Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic league three times (1974, 1976 and 1979) before being disbanded in 1984. The club was re-established by Anatoli Kapski in 1996. Since then, BATE have won the Belarusian Premier League 15 times and competed in UEFA competitions.[4]

 
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.[5] As of 2015, BATE have played five times in the Champions League group stage, as well as twice in UEFA Europa League group stage, also reaching the knockout phase of the latter competition in 2010–11 and 2012–13.

Notable former players of BATE include Alexander Hleb (VfB Stuttgart, Arsenal, Barcelona and Birmingham City); Vitali Kutuzov (Milan, Sporting CP, Avellino, Sampdoria, Parma, Pisa and Bari) and Yuri Zhevnov (FC Moscow, and Zenit Saint Petersburg). Having started their professional careers with BATE, all are also former or present members of the Belarus national team.[6]

BATE won their tenth consecutive league title in 2015, with four matches to spare.[7] In the 2017 season, BATE drew an average home league attendance of 5,633, the second-highest in the league.[8]

Supporters edit

BATE Borisov is one of the most popular football teams in Belarus. BATE fans have developed a rivalry with the fans of Dinamo Minsk and a friendship with fans of Polish club Piast Gliwice since 2011.[9]

Current squad edit

As of March 2024[10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   BLR Ruslan Khadarkevich
4 DF   BLR Alyaksandr Martynaw
5 DF   SEN Sidi Bane
6 MF   BLR Arseniy Blotskiy
8 MF   BLR Ilya Aleksiyevich
9 MF   BLR Aleksandr Anufriyev
10 MF   BLR Oleg Nikiforenko
11 FW   RUS Andrei Panyukov
14 MF   CIV Sherif Jimoh
15 DF   BLR Pavel Pashevich
17 MF   BLR Andrey Potapenko
18 MF   BLR Aleksandr Shvedchikov
22 MF   BLR Zakhar Gitselev
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 GK   BLR Uladzislaw Ihnatsyew
24 MF   BLR Vladislav Rusenchik
25 DF   BLR Nikita Neskromny
27 DF   BLR Roman Piletsky
28 MF   BLR Kirill Chernook
33 FW   BLR Viktar Sotnikaw
35 GK   BLR Arseniy Skopets
47 MF   BLR Ales Sakhonchik
68 MF   BLR Danila Zhulpa
80 FW   BLR Nikolay Mirskiy
84 DF   BLR Yegor Osipov
98 DF   BLR Matvey Svidinskiy

Honours edit

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors edit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1996–98 Adidas Stalker
1999 Beltona
2000–01 Diadora Zhuravinka
2002–05 Adidas Xerox
2005–13 Belgosstrah
2014–16 Joma
2017 Adidas
2018–21 Minsk Tractor Works
2022–23 Fonbet
2023– Puma

League and Cup history edit

Season Level Pos Pld W D L GF GA Points Domestic Cup Notes
1996 3rd 1st 28 25 2 1 79 10 77 Promoted
1997 2nd 2nd 30 25 3 2 92 15 78 Round of 32 Promoted
1998 1st 2nd 28 18 4 6 50 25 58 Quarter-finals
1999 1st 1st 30 24 5 1 80 22 77 Semi-finals
2000 1st 2nd 30 20 4 6 68 26 64 Round of 16
2001 1st 3rd 26 16 3 7 54 31 51 Quarter-finals
2002 1st 1st 271 19 2 6 52 20 59 Runners-up
2003 1st 2nd 30 20 6 4 70 21 66 Quarter-finals
2004 1st 2nd 30 22 4 4 59 25 70 Semi-finals
2005 1st 5th 26 12 11 3 42 27 47 Runners-up
2006 1st 1st 26 16 6 4 47 27 54 Winners
2007 1st 1st 26 18 2 6 50 25 56 Runners-up
2008 1st 1st 30 19 10 1 54 20 67 Semi-finals
2009 1st 1st 26 19 5 2 55 16 62 Semi-finals
2010 1st 1st 33 21 9 3 64 18 72 Winners
2011 1st 1st 33 18 12 3 53 20 66 Round of 16
2012 1st 1st 30 21 5 4 51 16 68 Round of 16
2013 1st 1st 32 21 4 7 61 25 67 Round of 16
2014 1st 1st 32 20 11 1 68 21 71 Quarter-finals
2015 1st 1st 26 20 5 1 44 11 65 Winners
2016 1st 1st 30 22 4 4 73 25 70 Runners-up
2017 1st 1st 30 21 5 4 61 19 68 Semi-finals
2018 1st 1st 30 23 4 3 55 24 73 Runners-up
2019 1st 2nd 30 22 4 4 61 21 70 Quarter-finals
2020 1st 2nd 30 17 7 6 65 32 58 Winners
2021 1st 2nd 30 19 8 3 61 27 65 Winners
2022 1st 3rd 30 16 11 3 51 21 59 Runners-up
2023 1st 5th 28 14 5 9 49 32 47 Quarter-finals
  • 1 Including play-off (1–0 win) for the first place against Neman Grodno, as both teams finished with equal points.

European record edit

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   Helsingborgs IF 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   AB 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 București 2–2 (H) 0–2 (A)
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 Saint 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)
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)
UEFA Europa League Play-off   Marítimo 3–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
Group E   Dynamo Kyiv 2–2 (A) 1–4 (H)
  AZ 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)
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 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 Leverkusen 1–4 (A) 1–1 (H)
  Roma 3–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
  Barcelona 0–2 (H) 0–3 (A)
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q   SJK 2–0 (H) 2–2 (A)
3Q   Dundalk 1–0 (H) 0–3 (A)
UEFA Europa League Play-off   Astana 0–2 (A) 2–2 (H)
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Alashkert 1–1 (H) 3–1 (A)
3Q   Slavia Prague 0–1 (A) 2–1 (H)
UEFA Europa League Play-off   Oleksandriya 1–1 (H) 2–1 (A)
Group H   Red Star Belgrade 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
  Arsenal 2–4 (H) 0–6 (A)
  Köln 1–0 (H) 2–5 (A)
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 2Q   HJK 0–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
3Q   Qarabağ 1–0 (A) 1–1 (H)
Play-off   PSV Eindhoven 2–3 (H) 0–3 (A)
UEFA Europa League Group L   MOL Vidi 2–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
  PAOK 1–4 (H) 3–1 (A)
  Chelsea 1–3 (A) 0–1 (H)
R32   Arsenal 1–0 (H) 0–3 (A)
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Piast Gliwice 1−1 (H) 2−1 (A)
2Q   Rosenborg 2−1 (H) 0−2 (A)
UEFA Europa League 3Q   Sarajevo 2−1 (A) 0−0 (H)
Play-off   Astana 0−3 (A) 2−0 (H)
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 2Q   CSKA Sofia 0−2 (A)
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q   Dinamo Batumi 1–0 (A) 1–4 (H)
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q   Konyaspor 0–3 (H) 0–2 (A)
2023–24 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Partizani 1–1 (A) 2−0 (H)
2Q   Aris Limassol 2–6 (A) 3−5 (H)
UEFA Europa League 3Q   Sheriff Tiraspol 1–5 (A) 2−2 (H)
UEFA Europa Conference League Play-off   Ballkani 1–4 (A) 1−0 (H)

Managers edit

References edit

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