NFC Krumkachy Minsk (Belarusian: HФК Крумкачы Мінск, Russian: НФК Крумкачы) is a Belarusian professional football club based in the capital city of Minsk.

Krumkachy Minsk
Full nameFootball Club NFK Minsk
Founded2011; 12 years ago (2011)
GroundSOK Alimpijski, Minsk
ChairmanOleg Davidovich
Head CoachSyarhey Kazeka
LeagueBelarusian Second League
WebsiteClub website
Former club crest (2011–2019)

History Edit

The club was founded in 2011 by a group of football fans. The club was named after the Belarusian word for ravens. After competing in the Belarusian amateur leagues for a few seasons, they joined the Belarusian Second League, the third division of Belarusian football, in 2014.[1] With the help of some experienced players, the team was able to finish 2nd in their debut season in the third tier and was promoted to the Belarusian First League for the 2015 season. At the end of the 2015 season, Krumkachy successfully completed back-to-back promotions and were promoted to the Belarusian Premier League for the first time in their history after a 2–0 win against Dnepr Mogilev.

Their first ever season in the Belarusian top flight was successful as they finished in 11th place. They followed this up with a good second season, again finishing in mid-table in 13th place. In early 2018, however, Krumkachy were excluded from the Premier League and demoted to the Second League due to persistent financial issues and payment delays as well as licensing issues.[2] The club was restarted as a new legal entity. They finished 2nd in the 2018 Second League season and were again promoted to the First League.

In early 2019, the club changed its name to NFK Minsk to avoid BFF membership clash with the old Krumkachy legal entity. In 2020, the naming issue was resolved, and the club's name was reverted to the original Krumkachy Minsk.

Current squad Edit

As of August 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 Vladimir Bushma
21 GK   BLR Kirill Khomich
3 DF   BLR Nikita Ovsyanik
4 DF   BLR Yevgeniy Gordeychik
5 DF   BLR Yanush Ladutko
8 DF   BLR Daniil Volkov
14 DF   BLR Dmitry Vashkel
47 DF   BLR Andrey Kukhotskovolets
55 DF   BLR Gleb Krivtsov
DF   BLR Stanislav Hodanovich
DF   BLR Pavel Ratskevich
DF   BLR Ivan Korzhenevsky
7 MF   BLR Ilya Zaitsev
10 MF   BLR Artem Kuratnik
29 MF   BLR Vladislav Khomutovskiy
No. Pos. Nation Player
77 MF   BLR Arseniy Starikov
83 MF   BLR Marat Kozyrev
96 MF   BLR Maksim Pavlovets
MF   BLR Konstantin Kuimov
MF   BLR Ilya Sugakov
MF   BLR Daniil Dubrovskiy
20 FW   BLR Ivan Kalenskiy
55 FW   BLR Sergey Lynko
79 FW   BLR Egor Antonovich
97 FW   BLR Vadim Prokopenko
99 FW   BLR Sergey Yakimtsov

References Edit

  1. ^ "FC Krumkachy – The Crows are Ready to Conquer Belarus". Futbolgrad. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. ^ Футбольный арбитраж отказал ФК «Крумкачы». [Arbitration committee of BFF rejected appeal of "Krumkachy".]. (in Russian). 19 March 2018. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ Krumkachy Minsk squad

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