FC Dinamo Minsk

FC Dinamo Minsk (Belarusian: ФК Дынама Мінск, FK Dynama Minsk; Russian: ФК Динамо Минск) is a professional football club based in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk.

Dinamo Minsk
Dinamo Minsk logo.svg
Full nameФутбольны клуб „Дынама-Мінск“
Футбольный клуб «Динамо-Минск»
Football Club Dinamo Minsk
Founded18 June 1927; 95 years ago (1927-06-18)
GroundDinamo Stadium, Minsk
Capacity22,000
ChairmanAndrey Tolmach
ManagerVadim Skripchenko
LeagueBelarusian Premier League
2022BPL, 4rd of 16
WebsiteClub website

It was founded in 1927 as part of the Soviet Dinamo Sports Society, and was the only club from the Byelorussian SSR that competed in the Soviet Top League, playing 39 of the 54 seasons, and winning the title in 1982. Since the independence of Belarus, the club participates in the Belarusian Premier League, having won 7 league titles and 3 Belarusian Cups.

Dinamo plays its home games in the 22,246 capacity Dinamo Stadium in Minsk. Dinamo is the second Belarusian team, after BATE Borisov to reach UEFA Europa League group stages (2014–15 and 2015–16).

HistoryEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

Dinamo Minsk was founded in 1927 as a part of the Soviet Dinamo Sports Society. They spent some of their history in the lower leagues of the Soviet Union, but in 1940, they were promoted to the Soviet Top League, becoming the first and only Belarusian team to compete in the Soviet top division. They were relegated to the second level in 1952, but returned to the top level the next year. In 1954, they finished in the third place, their best performance in the top flight to date, and were dissolved, being re-founded as Spartak Minsk, only to be renamed in Belarus Minsk in 1959, in honor of the Soviet republic in the national championship. However, in 1962, they return to the original name of Dinamo Minsk. They were relegated again from top level in 1955 and in 1957. They played in the top level again in the 1960 season. They were relegated again in 1973 and returned to the top level in the 1975 season. But they relegated immediately in 1976. They returned top level after 2 years.

In 1982, Dinamo Minsk won the Soviet championship for the first and only time in their history. The following year saw them debuting in the European Cup against Grasshopper of Switzerland. They reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup after eliminating Grasshoppers and Győri ETO of Hungary, only to be eliminated by Dinamo București. In the 1984–85 season, Dinamo Minsk reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup after beating HJK Helsinki, Sporting CP and Widzew Łódź, but were eventually stopped by Željezničar Sarajevo. 1988 saw Dinamo Minsk up to a new European performance, the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, passing through Gençlerbirliği and Real Sociedad, but being eliminated by Mechelen.

Dinamo Minsk also participated in Belarusian SSR league. Since the mid-50s, their appearances were only sporadic and they were represented by youth teams in later seasons. They have won the championship 7 times.

BelarusEdit

Dinamo Minsk won the inaugural season of the Belarusian Premier League in 1992. They won 5 league titles until 1995, making only one appearance in the UEFA Champions League, in 1993. However, after a title in 1997, Dinamo Minsk last won the championship in 2004. The 2000s saw Dinamo Minsk failing to secure any league title in the battle against BATE Borisov, thus finishing in lower places.

In 2014, Dinamo Minsk beat MYPA, CFR Cluj and Nacional to be drawn in Group K of UEFA Europa League, along with Italian side Fiorentina, French team Guingamp and Greek side PAOK, becoming the second team, after BATE Borisov, to reach group stages of Europa League. Dinamo finished at the bottom with four points, after a draw with Guingamp and a historical 2–1 victory over Fiorentina.

Name historyEdit

  • 1927, club founded as Dinamo Minsk as part of Dynamo sports society
  • 1954, re-branded as Spartak Minsk being transferred to Spartak volunteer sports society
  • 1959, formed to Belarus Minsk based on better teams of the 1959 Class B Spartak Minsk and Urozhai Minsk
  • 1962, renamed to Dinamo Minsk being transferred back to Dynamo sports society

Supporters and RivalriesEdit

The ultras of Dinamo Minsk are famous for their right-wing political orientation and there have been several riots, clashes with the police forces and chants against the Belarusian authoritarian regime, led by long-time President Alexander Lukashenko.

Their political views as well as geographic proximity and contest for dominance of the city make them rivals with neighbours Partizan Minsk, whose fans tend to be strongly left-wing.[1] Dinamo Minsk also has a big rivalry with BATE Borisov from the city of Barysaw.[2]

HonoursEdit

  Belarus

Belarusian Premier League

Belarusian Cup

Season Cup

  • Winners: 1994

  Soviet Union

Soviet Top League

Soviet Cup

Federation Cup

  • Runners-up: 1989

Soviet First League:

  • Winners: 1953, 1956
  • Runners-up: 1951, 1975
  • 3rd place: 1974, 1978

  Football Championship of the Belarusian SSR

  • Winners (6): 1937, 1938, 1939, 1945, 1951, 1975
  • Runners-up: 1934, 1935, 1946, 1952, 1977
  • 3rd place:1940, 1947

Current squadEdit

As of January 2023[3]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BLR Artem Makavchik
3 DF   BLR Maksim Shvyatsow
5 DF   BLR Aleksandr Poznyak
6 MF   BLR Mikalay Ivanow
7 MF   BLR Artyom Bykov
8 MF   BLR Roman Davyskiba
9 FW   MNE Dušan Bakić
10 FW   BLR Uladzimir Khvashchynski
11 FW   BLR Vladislav Morozov
12 GK   BLR Daniil Shapko
13 MF   BLR Ivan Khovalko
14 MF   BLR Anton Putsila
15 MF   BLR Nikita Demchenko
16 DF   BLR Aleksandr Svirepa
19 DF   BLR Vladislav Lyakh
20 DF   BLR Alyaksandr Sachywka
22 DF   BLR Aleksandr Mikhalenko
24 MF   BLR Anton Susha
25 FW   BLR Vladislav Lozhkin
No. Pos. Nation Player
26 DF   BLR Vladislav Kalinin
30 DF   BRA Orinho
31 GK   BLR Denis Shpakovsky
34 DF   BLR Aleksey Vakulich
35 GK   BLR Fedor Lapoukhov
37 MF   UKR Maksym Shevchenko
67 DF   BLR Roman Begunov
70 GK   BLR Andrey Sinenko
77 MF   BLR Andrey Rylach
MF   BFA Abdoul Bandaogo
DF   BLR Ruslan Khadarkevich
DF   BLR Nikita Khalimonchik
MF   BLR Yegor Kress
DF   BLR Aleksandr Luzan
MF   BLR Oleg Nikiforenko
DF   BLR Sergey Politevich
MF   BLR Maksim Samotoy
MF   BLR Pavel Sedko
GK   BLR Ivan Shimakovich

Coaching staffEdit

Name Role
  Artyom Chelyadinsky Head Coach
  Radislav Orlovsky Assistant Coach
  Aleksandr Martyoshkin Goalkeeping Coach

ReservesEdit

There has been several teams that served as Dinamo Minsk official reserve or farm clubs.

Notable managersEdit

League historyEdit

  Belarus

Season Level Pld W D L Goals Points Pos Domestic Cup
1992 1st 15 11 3 1 38–7 25 1 (16) Winner
1992–93 1st 32 26 5 1 90–25 57 1 (17) Semi-finals
1993–94 1st 30 24 4 2 76–20 52 1 (16) Winner
1994–95 1st 30 20 8 2 83–24 48 1 (16) Round of 16
1995 (autumn) 1st 15 12 2 1 42–13 38 1 (16) Round of 16
1996 1st 30 23 6 1 83–20 75 2 (16) Finals
1997 1st 30 21 7 2 74–24 70 1 (16) Semi-finals
1998 1st 28 11 6 11 39–38 39 8 (15) Finals
1999 1st 30 14 9 7 51–30 51 6 (16) Round of 16
2000 1st 30 19 5 6 49–21 62 3 (16) Round of 16
2001 1st 26 16 5 5 52–21 53 2 (14) Semi-finals
2002 1st 26 12 6 8 44–28 42 7 (14) Quarter-finals
2003 1st 30 20 4 6 62–24 64 3 (16) Winner
2004 1st 30 24 3 3 64–18 75 1 (16) Quarter-finals
2005 1st 26 15 5 6 50–26 50 2 (14) Round of 16
2006 1st 26 15 7 4 44–22 52 2 (14) Quarter-finals
2007 1st 26 8 11 7 27–28 35 9 (14) Quarter-finals
2008 1st 30 19 5 6 49–29 62 2 (16) Semi-finals
2009 1st 26 14 8 4 38–18 50 2 (14) Round of 16
2010 1st 33 17 5 11 49–34 56 4 (12) Quarter-finals
2011 1st 33 14 7 12 50–43 49 4 (12) Round of 16
2012 1st 30 16 8 6 37–19 56 3 (11) Round of 16
2013 1st 32 15 9 8 44–33 54 3 (12) Finals
2014 1st 32 18 7 7 44–21 61 2 (12) Round of 16
2015 1st 26 15 8 3 36–13 53 2 (14) Semi-finals
2016 1st 30 15 10 5 46–28 55 3 (16) Quarter-finals
2017 1st 30 22 2 6 46–15 68 2 (16) Quarter-finals
2018 1st 30 18 9 3 20–7 63 3 (16) Round of 16
2019 1st 30 15 5 10 43–39 50 4 (16) Semi-finals
2020 1st 30 16 4 10 38-25 52 6 (16) Quarter-finals
2021 1st 30 19 5 6 55-20 62 3 (16) Quarter-finals
2022 1st 30 16 11 3 50-25 62 4 (16) Quarter-finals
2023 1st 30 Round of 16

European recordEdit

Accurate as of 14 July 2022
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
UEFA Champions League / European Cup 12 3 5 4 18 18 +0 025.00
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 6 2 3 1 6 4 +2 033.33
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 103 41 23 39 137 127 +10 039.81
UEFA Europa Conference League 3 1 1 1 4 4 +0 033.33
UEFA Intertoto Cup 12 5 3 4 22 13 +9 041.67
Total 136 52 35 49 187 166 +21 038.24

Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg
1983–84 European Cup 1R   Grasshopper 1–0 (H) 2–2 (A)
2R   Raba ETO 6–3 (A) 3–1 (H)
QF   Dinamo București 1–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
1984–85 UEFA Cup 1R   HJK Helsinki 4–0 (H) 6–0 (A)
2R   Sporting CP 0–2 (A) 2–0 (p. 5–3) (H)
3R   Widzew Łódź 2–0 (A) 0–1 (H)
QF   Željezničar Sarajevo 0–2 (A) 1–1 (H)
1986–87 UEFA Cup 1R   Raba ETO 2–4 (H) 1–0 (A)
1987–88 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Gençlerbirliği 2–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
2R   Real Sociedad 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
QF   Mechelen 0–1 (A) 1–1 (H)
1988–89 UEFA Cup 1R   Trakia Plovdiv 2–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
2R   Victoria București 2–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
1993–94 UEFA Champions League 1R   Werder Bremen 2–5 (A) 1–1 (H)
1994–95 UEFA Cup QR   Hibernians 3–1 (H) 3–4 (a.e.t.) (A)
1R   Lazio 0–0 (H) 1–4 (A)
1995–96 UEFA Cup QR   Universitatea Craiova 0–0 (A) 0–0 (p. 3–1) (H)
1R   Austria Wien 2–1 (A) 1–0 (H)
2R   Werder Bremen 0–5 (A) 2–1 (H)
1996–97 UEFA Cup 1Q   Bohemian 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
2Q   Beşiktaş 2–1 (H) 0–2 (A)
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1Q   Kolkheti-1913 Poti 1–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
2Q   Lillestrøm 0–2 (H) 0–1 (A)
1998–99 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Skonto Riga 0–0 (A) 1–2 (H)
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Hobscheid 6–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
2R   Hapoel Haifa 2–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
3R   Wolfsburg 3–4 (A) 0–0 (H)
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR   CSKA Sofia 1–4 (H) 0–1 (A)
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR   Brøndby 0–3 (A) 0–2 (H)
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Odra Wodzisław 0–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
2R   Sartid Smederevo 1–2 (H) 3–1 (a.e.t.) (A)
3R   Lille 1–2 (A) 2–2 (H)
2005–06 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Anorthosis 1–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1Q   Zagłębie Lubin 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
2Q   Artmedia Petržalka 1–2 (A) 2–3 (H)
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q   Skonto Riga 1–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
2Q   Odense 1–1 (H) 0–4 (A)
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Renova 2–1 (H) 1–1 (A)
2Q   Tromsø 0–0 (H) 1–4 (A)
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Sillamäe Kalev 5–1 (H) 5–0 (A)
3Q   Maccabi Haifa 0–1 (A) 3–1 (H)
PO   Club Brugge 1–2 (A) 2–3 (H)
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Kruoja Pakruojis 3–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
2Q   Lokomotiva Zagreb 1–2 (H) 3–2 (A)
3Q   Trabzonspor 0–1 (H) 0–0 (A)
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q   MyPa 3–0 (H) 0–0 (A)
3Q   CFR Cluj 1–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
PO   Nacional 2–0 (H) 3–2 (A)
Group K   PAOK 1–6 (A) 0–2 (H)
  Fiorentina 0–3 (H) 2–1 (A)
  Guingamp 0–0 (H) 0–2 (A)
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Cherno More 1–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
3Q   Zürich 1–0 (A) 1–1 (a.e.t.) (H)
PO   Red Bull Salzburg 2–0 (H) 0–2 (A) (p. 3–2)
Group E   Viktoria Plzeň 0–2 (A) 1–0 (H)
  Rapid Wien 0–1 (H) 1–2 (A)
  Villarreal 0–4 (A) 1–2 (H)
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Spartaks Jūrmala 2–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
2Q   St Patrick's Athletic 1–1 (H) 1–0 (A)
3Q   Vojvodina 1–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q   NSÍ Runavík 2–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
2Q   Rabotnički 1–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
3Q   AEK Larnaca 0–2 (A) 1–1 (H)
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Derry City 2–0 (A) 1–2 (H)
2Q   Dunajská Streda 3–1 (A) 4–1 (H)
3Q   Zenit Saint Petersburg 4–0 (H) 1–8 (a.e.t) (A)
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Liepāja 1–1 (A) 1–2 (H)
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Piast Gliwice 0–2 (H)
2022–23 Europa Conference League 1Q   Dečić 1–1 (H) 2–1 (A)
2Q   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–2 (A) 0–1 (H)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partizan Minsk – the DIY Football Club from Belarus – Futbolgrad". futbolgrad.com. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Rivals look to knock BATE off their Belarus perch". UEFA. 31 March 2011.
  3. ^ "FC Dinamo-Minsk first team". dinamo-minsk.by. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

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