FC Dynamo Brest
FC Dynamo Brest (Belarusian: ФК Дынама Брэст, FK Dynama Brest; Russian: ФК Динамо Брест) is a Belarusian football club based in Brest. The club plays in the Belarusian Premier League, the top division in Belarusian football.
|Full name||Football Club Dynamo Brest|
|Ground||Regional Sport Complex Brestsky|
|League||Belarusian Premier League|
In 2019, Dynamo won its first ever Belarusian Premier League title.
The club was founded in 1960 as Spartak Brest and joined Soviet Class B (second-tier league) the same year. After the 1962 season they were relegated as a result of league reorganization. They came close to promotion twice in 1964 and 1967 but lost the final round both times. They were finally promoted on their third attempt in 1969, but the following year they again dropped to the third tier due to league reorganization. In 1972 the team was renamed to Bug Brest and finally, in 1976 to Dуnamo Brest. From 1970 till the end of Soviet era the club was playing in the Soviet third-tier league. Dynamo Brest had a strong connection with Dinamo Minsk during these years (as both clubs were affiliated to Dinamo Sports Society) and often accepted young Minsk team players on loan.
Belarusian Premier LeagueEdit
In 1992 Dynamo Brest joined Belarusian Premier League and have been playing there ever since. Their best result was a third place in inaugural 1992 season, and they were finishing in the middle and bottom parts of the table ever since. In 2007 Dynamo Brest won Belarusian Cup, also securing their only UEFA Cup participation. During 2012 season they were using the name FC Brest due to legal issues with using a Dynamo brand name the rights to which were claimed by Belarusian Dynamo Sport Society. This issue was resolved only by the end of the year. In the 2017 season, Dinamo Brest drew an average home league attendance of 5,689, the highest in the league.
- 1960: founded as Spartak Brest
- 1972: renamed to Bug Brest (after Bug River)
- 1976: renamed to Dinamo Brest
- 2012: renamed to FC Brest
- 2013: renamed back to Dinamo Brest (in 2017 latin spelling altered to Dynamo, as seen on the updated logo)
Supporters and rivalriesEdit
The first organised fan group was created on 1 August 1998, and the fan-dedicated stand can hold around 200–500 fans. An ultras group was created in 2008. The fans call themselves the Blue White Devils. They are politically right-wing.
The club have two fan-clubs: in Pinsk and Kobrin. The one official friendship, with fans of Orlęta Radzyń Podlaski, and good contacts with fans Dinamo Minsk and BATE Borisov. Their rivals are all left-wing fans, FC Gomel, Dnepr Mogilev, Shakhtyor Soligorsk, Slavia Mozyr, Belshina Bobruisk, Torpedo Minsk and Neman Grodno.
League and Cup historyEdit
|1961||2nd||13||30||7||8||15||28–43||22||Round of 64|
|1962||2nd||4||32||15||9||6||39–25||39||Round of 512||Relegated1|
|1963||3rd||15||30||7||9||14||16–27||23||Round of 1024|
|1964||3rd||4||30||12||12||6||25–12||36||Round of 2048|
|1965||3rd||10||30||9||8||13||28–30||26||Round of 1024|
|1967||3rd||4||34||14||12||8||33–28||40||Round of 4096|
|1969||2nd||13||40||12||13||15||30–29||37||Round of 32||Relegated5|
|1970||3rd||16||42||12||13||17||32–48||37||Round of 128|
|1977||3rd||11||40||14||13||13||51–44||41||Round of 64|
|1989||3rd||5||42||19||10||13||53–51||48||Round of 128|
|1992||Round of 128|
- 1 Relegated as the 2nd level (Class B) was reduced from 10 zones (150 teams) in 1962 to a single group of 18 teams in 1963.
- 2 Advanced to the final round as the best-placed team from Belarusian SSR. No team won the promotion from this final group in the end.
- 3 Advanced to the semi-final round of promotion tournament (for one spot) as one of top 8 teams not from Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh or Central Asian SSR.
- 4 As the best-placed team from Belarusian SSR, Spartak advanced to promotion/relegation play-off against the lowest-placed Belarusian team from the 2nd level.
- 5 Relegated as the 2nd level (Class B Second Group, renamed to Class B First Group from next season) was reduced from 4 zones (87 teams) in 1969 to a single group of 22 teams in 1970.
- 6 In 1973 every draw was followed by a penalty shoot-out, with a winner gaining 1-point and loser gaining 0.
|1992–93||1st||7||32||13||9||10||33–29||35||Round of 16|
|1994–95||1st||10||30||9||10||11||33–33||28||Round of 16|
|1995||1st||10||15||5||2||8||27–32||17||Round of 16|
|1998||1st||9||28||12||2||14||40–40||38||Round of 16|
|1999||1st||7||30||14||4||12||59–52||46||Round of 16|
|2001||1st||11||26||8||5||13||26–38||29||Round of 16|
|2003||1st||11||30||5||12||13||21–49||27||Round of 16|
|2004||1st||8||30||10||9||11||39–41||39||Round of 32|
|2005||1st||8||26||11||3||12||39–33||36||Round of 16|
|2008||1st||6||30||13||8||9||40–34||47||Round of 16|
|2009||1st||5||26||10||8||8||30–24||38||Round of 32|
|2010||1st||5||33||12||10||11||48–40||46||Round of 32|
|2014||1st||11||32||7||5||20||29–68||26||Round of 16|
|2016||1st||8||30||11||7||12||38–38||40||Round of 16|
|2019||1st||1||30||23||6||1||70–22||75||Round of 16|
|2007–08||UEFA Cup||1Q||Liepājas Metalurgs||1–2||1–1||2–3|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||2Q||Rheindorf Altach||0–3||1–1||1–4|
|2018–19||UEFA Europa League||2Q||Atromitos||4–3||1–1||5–4|
|2020–21||UEFA Champions League||1Q|
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- "История 1960–1970". dynamo-brest.by. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
- "Официальный сайт ФК 'Динамо-Брест'". dynamo-brest.by. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
- "EFS Attendances". www.european-football-statistics.co.uk.
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- "Основной состав ФК Динамо-Брест". Футбольный клуб Динамо-Брест.