FC Krumkachy Minsk

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

NFC Krumkachy Minsk
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Full nameFootball Club NFK Minsk
Nickname(s)Ravens, Krumkachy
Founded2011; 10 years ago (2011)
GroundSOK Alimpijski, Minsk
Capacity1,500
ChairmanDenis Shunto
Head CoachOleg Dulub
LeagueBelarusian First League
20203rd
Krumkachy logo during 2011–2019

HistoryEdit

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 squadEdit

As of April 2021 [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 Ivan Sanko
2 DF   BLR Denis Yaskovich
4 FW   BLR Vadim Fastovets
5 DF   BLR Nikita Kerolidi
7 MF   BLR Andrey Levkovets
8 DF   BLR Mikhail Kolyadko
9 MF   BLR Ivan Veras
10 MF   BLR Filip Ivanow
11 FW   RUS Aleksandr Yuryev
13 MF   BLR Dzmitry Lebedzew
14 DF   BLR Vladislav Shubovich
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   BLR Vitaly Likhtin
19 GK   BLR Aleksey Koltygin
21 DF   BLR Ignatiy Sidor
23 MF   BLR Mikhail Shibun
69 DF   BLR Nikita Rochev
74 DF   BLR Vladislav Belashevich
77 FW   BLR Alyaksandr Krasnow
89 DF   BLR Pavel Grechishko
91 GK   RUS Roman Kovalyov
98 FW   BLR Alyaksandr Yatskevich

ReferencesEdit

  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".]. pressball.by (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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