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

BATE Borisov
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Full nameFootball Club BATE
Founded1973;
1996[1]
Ground
Capacity13,126
Head coachAlyaksey Baha
LeagueBelarusian Premier League
20181st
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]

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History

BATE is an acronym of Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics[citation needed]. 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 in 1996. Since then, BATE have won the Belarusian Premier League 15 times and competed in UEFA competitions.[3]

 
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.[4] 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.[5]

BATE won their tenth consecutive league title in 2015, with four matches to spare.[6] In the 2017 season, BATE drew an average home league attendance of 5,633, the second-highest in the league.[7]

Supporters

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.[8]

Current squad

Honours

League and Cup history

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 Quarterfinals
1999 1st 1st 30 24 5 1 80 22 77 Semifinals
2000 1st 2nd 30 20 4 6 68 26 64 Round of 16
2001 1st 3rd 26 16 3 7 54 31 51 Quarterfinals
2002 1st 1st 271 19 2 6 52 20 59 Runners-up
2003 1st 2nd 30 20 6 4 70 21 66 Quarterfinals
2004 1st 2nd 30 22 4 4 59 25 70 Semifinals
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 Semifinals
2009 1st 1st 26 19 5 2 55 16 62 Semifinals
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 Quarterfinals
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 Runners-up
2018 1st 1st 30 23 4 3 55 24 73 TBD
  • 1 Including play-off (1–0 win) for the first place against Neman Grodno, as both teams finished with equal points.

European record

As of September 17, 2018

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 93 34 27 32 104 128 –24
UEFA Cup & UEFA Europa League 51 17 10 24 64 84 –20
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 4 1 1 8 2 +6
Total 150 55 38 57 176 214 –38
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)
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 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 PO   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)
PO   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) 21 Feb (A)

Head coaches

References

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