FC Orsha

FC Orsha is a football club based in Orsha, Vitebsk Oblast.

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Full nameFootball Club Orsha
GroundCity Stadium
Head CoachMikalay Branfilaw
LeagueBelarusian First League


The team was founded in 1951 as Trud Orsha.[1] The club was renamed to ZShM in 1956 and then to Mashinostroitel Orsha in 1960.

In 1965 the club was renamed to Start Orsha. The 60s and the 70s were the most successful years for the club, as they won the Vitebsk Oblast league in 1968, 1970, 1972 and 1977 as well as the Vitebsk Oblast cup in 1961, 1971, 1972 and 1976. In 1971, they reached the final of the Belarusian SSR Cup.[2] They played in the Belarusian SSR top league from 1971 until 1985.

In 1992, the team was renamed to Legmash Orsha and joined the newly created Belarusian Second League. In 1994, the team was renamed to Maxim-Legmash Orsha due to sponsorship. After a successful 1995 season, Maxim-Legmash was promoted to the First League. Before the start of the 1996 season, the 'Legmash' part of the name was dropped due to Legmash plant withdrawal from team support and the team spent one season as Maxim-Orsha before being renamed again into FC Orsha in 1997. At the end of 2001, Orsha withdrew to the amateur level (Vitebsk Oblast championship) due to financial troubles.

The team returned in 2004, once again joining the Second League. The first post-return season was quite successful and Orsha was promoted to the First League for the 2005 season, but they quickly relegated back and since 2006 onwards, they've been playing in the Second League. In 2006, the team was known as Orsha-BelAutoService. Since 2014, they play in the First League.

Name changesEdit

  • 1951: founded as FC Trud Orsha
  • 1956: renamed to FC ZShM Orsha
  • 1960: renamed to FC Mashinostroitel Orsha
  • 1965: renamed to FC Start Orsha
  • 1992: renamed to FC Legmash Orsha
  • 1995: renamed to FC Maxim-Orsha Orsha
  • 1996: renamed to FC Maxim-Legmash Orsha
  • 1997: renamed to FC Orsha
  • 2006: renamed to FC Orsha-BelAutoService Orsha
  • 2007: renamed to FC Orsha


Belarusian SSR cup

  • Runner-Up: 1971

Current squadEdit

As of February 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   RUS Stanislav Irshev
4 DF   BLR Gleb Svetilov
5 MF   UKR Oleksiy Tupchiy
7 FW   RUS Ilya Grishchenko
8 MF   BLR Ivan Berezun
9 FW   BLR Nikolay Kitayev
10 MF   BLR Dmitriy Tikhomirov
11 MF   BLR Yawhen Kalinin
12 FW   BLR Vladislav Veremeychik
13 MF   RUS Dmitriy Lutik
14 FW   BLR Aleksandr Burnos
17 FW   BLR Kirill Vaitekhovich
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   BLR Mikita Shuhunkow
19 DF   BLR Ilya Dzhugir
20 FW   BLR Marat Kalinchenko
21 MF   BLR Gleb Zheleznikov
23 DF   BLR Semen Smunev
25 GK   BLR Ilya Matalyha
27 MF   BLR Antonio Siyaka
30 FW   BLR Valeriy Doroshenko
33 GK   BLR Anton Pugach
55 MF   BLR Dmitriy Burevskiy
MF   RUS Denis Rzhevskiy


  1. ^ "Государственное спортивное учреждение "ФК Орша"". www.goroo-orsha.by.
  2. ^ "Belarus - Cup Tournaments before Independence". rsssf.com.