FC Neman Grodno (Belarusian: ФК Нёман Гродна, FK Nyoman Hrodna; Russian: ФК Неман Гродно) is a Belarusian football club from the city of Grodno, named after the Neman River and founded in 1964. Since 1992 the team has participated in the top league of Belarus.

Neman Grodno
FC Neman Grodno.svg
Full nameFootball Club Neman Grodno[1]
Founded1964
GroundNeman Stadium, Grodno
Capacity8,479
ChairmanIvan Vorsovich
ManagerIgor Kovalevich
LeagueBelarusian Premier League
201910th

HistoryEdit

Since 1964, the team was playing in the third tier of Soviet football system almost constantly, excluding two seasons (1968 and 1969) spent in the second tier. They were close achieving promotion in 1966 and 1980, but lost the final play-off against the third tier zone winners on both occasions.

Since 1992 Neman plays in the Belarusian Premier League. In 1993, they won the Belarusian Cup. The most successful years for the team were the early 2000s, when they finished fourth twice in a row before finishing second in 2002 after losing the first place play-off against BATE Borisov.

Name changesEdit

  • 1964: founded as Neman Grodno
  • 1973: renamed to Khimik Grodno
  • 1993: renamed to Neman Grodno
  • 1999: renamed to Neman-Belcard Grodno
  • 2002: renamed to Neman Grodno

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

As of February 2020 [2]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Artur Maliyevskiy
3   DF Giorgi Kantaria
5   DF Roman Vegerya
8   DF Paul Bebey Kingué
11   MF Valery Zhukowski
13   FW Gleb Rassadkin
14   DF Oleg Murachyov
17   DF Andrey Horbach
18   MF Pavel Zabelin
19   GK Syarhey Kurhanski
23   DF Artur Slabashevich
24   MF Andrey Yakimov
25   DF Yevgeniy Leshko
No. Position Player
26   MF Yevgeniy Sakuta
28   DF Danijel Stojković
46   MF Alyaksey Lyahchylin
78   MF Maksim Yablonskiy
87   MF Vladislav Yatskevich
91   GK Dmitry Dudar
95   MF Pavel Tseslyukevich
97   DF Yegor Khvalko
  FW Zoran Marušić
  DF Andrei Vasilyev
  FW Roman Pasevich
  MF Emir Shigaybaev
  FW Dzmitry Ivanow

League and Cup historyEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1964 3rd 16 30 6 6 18 16–60 18 Round of 2048
1965 3rd 11 30 9 7 14 27–34 25 Round of 1024
1966 3rd 4 32 15 10 7 38–15 40
3 3 1 1 1 3–3 3 Final round1
1967 3rd 2 34 15 12 7 32–20 42 Round of 4096
1 3 3 0 0 9–0 6 Semi-final round2
1 1 1 0 0 3–0 2 Final round; Promoted
1968 2nd 19 40 6 17 17 20–53 29 Round of 256
1969 2nd 14 40 7 23 10 27–27 37 Round of 256
2 2 0 2 0 2–2 2 Promotion/relegation play-off3
1970 3rd 18 42 11 13 18 27–48 35 Round of 256
1971 3rd 12 38 11 12 15 28–36 45
1972 3rd 18 38 10 10 18 24–45 40
1973 3rd 14 32 6 11 15 24–42 194
1974 3rd 21 40 3 9 28 21–71 15
1975 3rd 18 34 5 6 23 22–48 16
1976 3rd 9 38 15 8 15 49–60 38
1977 3rd 6 40 17 12 11 45–36 46
1978 3rd 13 46 14 16 16 42–54 44
1979 3rd 7 46 22 13 11 56–33 57
1980 3rd 1 32 18 8 6 42–23 44
2 4 1 3 0 5–4 5 Final round5
1981 3rd 4 38 14 13 11 48–44 41 Group stage
1982 3rd 2 30 17 6 7 43–23 40
1983 3rd 3 32 15 11 6 35–19 41
1984 3rd 5 34 16 7 11 51–42 39
1985 3rd 4 30 15 6 9 43–27 36
1986 3rd 6 30 14 7 9 37–30 35
1987 3rd 10 34 12 6 16 33–39 30 Round of 16
1988 3rd 5 34 18 10 6 48–31 46
1989 3rd 10 42 18 8 16 46–41 44
1990 3rd 15 42 16 6 20 46–52 38 Round of 64
1991 3rd 22 42 7 9 26 32–55 23
1992 Round of 64
  • 1 Advanced to the final round for one promotion spot as the best-placed team from Belarusian SSR.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 As the worst-placed team from Belarusian SSR, Neman had to play promotion/relegation play-off against the best-placed Belarusian team from the 3rd level.
  • 4 In 1973 every draw was followed by a penalty shoot-out, with a winner gaining 1 point and loser gaining 0.
  • 5 Advanced to the final round for one promotion spot as winners of their zone.

BelarusEdit

Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1992 1st 5 15 9 0 6 21–17 18 Round of 16
1992–93 1st 4 32 18 9 5 39–27 45 Winners UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1993–94 1st 11 30 8 8 16 29–41 24 Round of 32
1994–95 1st 7 30 10 11 9 26–27 31 Round of 16
1995 1st 8 15 6 1 8 20–35 19 Round of 32
1996 1st 13 30 7 8 15 25–48 29
1997 1st 10 30 10 8 12 32–41 38 Round of 16
1998 1st 10 28 8 7 13 27–44 31 Quarter-finals
1999 1st 9 30 10 7 13 36–43 37 Quarter-finals
2000 1st 4 30 17 6 7 56–29 57 Quarter-finals
2001 1st 4 26 14 8 4 44–20 50 Round of 16
2002 1st 2 271 17 5 5 47–21 56 Round of 16 UEFA Cup
2003 1st 7 30 10 9 11 24–35 39 Quarter-finals
2004 1st 7 30 11 7 12 37–33 40 Quarter-finals Intertoto Cup
2005 1st 12 26 7 3 16 20–50 24 Semi-finals
2006 1st 10 26 8 6 12 24–30 30 Round of 16
2007 1st 6 26 9 9 8 23–22 36 Semi-finals
2008 1st 12 30 8 9 13 36–40 33 Round of 16
2009 1st 7 26 11 4 11 23–31 37 Semi-finals
2010 1st 10 33 7 10 16 27–42 31 Quarter-finals
2011 1st 8 33 8 13 12 33–45 37 Runners-up
2012 1st 5 30 10 11 9 43–36 41 Semi-finals
2013 1st 4 32 13 8 11 34–30 47 Round of 16
2014 1st 8 32 11 9 12 41–36 42 Runners-up Europa League
2015 1st 8 26 8 8 10 21–32 32 Quarter-finals
2016 1st 14 30 7 8 15 21–36 29 Round of 16
2017 1st 6 30 14 7 9 42–32 49 Round of 16
2018 1st 7 30 12 7 11 31–32 43 Semi-finals
2019 1st 10 30 10 6 14 28–37 36 Round of 32
  • 1 Including additional game (0–1 loss) against BATE for the first place.

Neman in EuropeEdit

As of August, 2014.

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1993–94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR   Lugano 2–1 0–5 2–6
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR   Steaua Bucureşti 1–1 0–0 1–1
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Tescoma Zlín 0–1 0–0 0–1
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q   FH Hafnarfjörður 1–1 0–2 1–3
Notes
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1R: First round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ОБЩАЯ ИНФОРМАЦИЯ". Fcneman.by. ФК "НЕМАН". Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Основа". Официальный сайт ФК «Неман».

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