FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk

FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (Belarusian: ФК Шахцёр Салігорск, FK Shakhtsyor Salihorsk) is a Belarusian Premier League football club, playing in the city of Soligorsk.

Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Shakhtyor Soligorsk logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Nickname(s)The Miners, The Moles
Founded1961; 59 years ago (1961)
GroundStroitel Stadium
Soligorsk, Belarus
Capacity4,200
DirectorAndrey Lyavonchyk
ManagerYuriy Vernydub
LeagueBelarusian Premier League
20193rd
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1961. During Soviet era Shakhtyor Soligorsk was playing in top or second division of the Belarusian SSR league, occasionally dropping to lower tiers (Minsk Oblast league) for a short time. In 1971, Shakhtyor absorbed two other local Soligorsk teams (Khimik and Gornyak). Their best results came at the end of Soviet days, when the team finished as league runners-up twice (1988, 1990) and won the Belarusian SSR Cup three times (1985, 1986, 1988).[1]

Since 1992, Shakhtyor has been playing in Belarusian Premier League. The team struggled through the 1990s, usually fighting against relegation. In 1997, they finished at the last place in the league, but were saved from relegation after two other Premier League clubs withdrew.

After a transitory 1998 season, the era of club's success began. Since 1999, they have never finished below 6th place and became a staple European Cups participant. Shakhtyor Soligorsk became the champions of Belarus in 2005, and were league runners-up six times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018). They also won the Belarusian Cup three times (2004, 2014, and 2019).[2]

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

As of July 2020 [3]

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

No. Position Player
4   DF Ruslan Khadarkevich
5   DF Nikola Antić
6   DF Ihar Burko
7   MF Jasurbek Yakhshiboev
8   MF Aleksandr Selyava
10   FW Darko Bodul
11   MF Gega Diasamidze
13   DF Ilya Lukashevich
14   MF Artsyom Salavey
15   DF Syarhey Palitsevich
16   MF Syarhey Balanovich
17   DF Viktar Sotnikaw
19   FW Dzmitry Padstrelaw
20   DF Alyaksandr Sachywka
21   MF Lasha Shindagoridze
25   DF Zarija Lambulić
No. Position Player
27   MF Július Szöke
28   FW Igor Ivanović
30   GK Alyaksandr Hutar
33   MF Tin Vukmanić
35   GK Pavel Chasnowski
38   MF Makar Litskevich
39   GK Igor Malaschinskiy
67   DF Roman Begunov
68   FW Artyom Arkhipov
71   MF Anton Kavalyow
77   MF Yury Kendysh
80   FW Ilya Chernyak
88   FW Vitaly Lisakovich
91   GK Maksim Belov
99   FW Aleksandr Bulychev

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Level Pos Pld W D L Goals Points Domestic Cup Notes
1992 1st 11 15 5 3 7 15–17 13 Round of 16
1992–93 1st 11 32 8 10 14 19–34 26 Round of 32
1993–94 1st 13 30 5 11 14 21–39 21 Quarter-finals
1994–95 1st 14 30 5 10 15 22–41 20 Round of 32
1995 1st 13 15 4 4 7 12–20 16 Quarter-finals
1996 1st 11 30 8 5 17 29–50 29
1997 1st 161 30 6 6 18 22–53 24 Round of 32
1998 1st 11 28 8 6 14 33–54 30 Round of 16
1999 1st 5 30 18 5 7 58–30 59 Round of 16
2000 1st 5 30 15 9 6 47–29 54 Round of 32
2001 1st 5 26 13 7 6 43–24 46 Quarter-finals
2002 1st 3 26 15 6 5 41–23 51 Semi-finals
2003 1st 5 30 19 7 4 60–23 64 Round of 16
2004 1st 3 30 19 8 3 55–21 65 Winners
2005 1st 1 26 19 6 1 59–14 63 Round of 16
2006 1st 3 26 16 3 7 50–31 51 Runners-up
2007 1st 3 26 12 8 6 41–27 44 Quarter-finals
2008 1st 4 30 15 6 9 50–35 51 Runners-up
2009 1st 6 26 10 8 8 33–28 38 Runners-up
2010 1st 2 33 19 9 5 51–23 66 Semi-finals
2011 1st 2 33 17 10 6 46–24 61 Semi-finals
2012 1st 2 30 18 7 5 59–24 61 Round of 16
2013 1st 2 32 17 7 8 44–26 58 Quarter-finals
2014 1st 3 32 14 8 10 35–28 50 Winners
2015 1st 3 26 14 7 5 47–27 49 Runners-up
2016 1st 2 30 17 8 5 46–20 59 Quarterfinals
2017 1st 3 30 20 5 5 52–22 65 Runners-up
2018 1st 2 30 19 7 4 45–14 64 Quarter-finals
2019 1st 3 30 20 5 5 59–21 65 Winners
  • 1 Finished last but saved from relegation due to withdrawal of two higher-placed teams.

Shakhtyor in EuropeEdit

As of 15 August 2019.

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR   CSKA Sofia 1–2 (H) 1–3 (A)
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Omagh Town 1–0 (H) 7–1 (A)
2R   Cibalia 1–1 (H) 2–4 (A)
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q   Nistru Otaci 1–1 (A) 1–2 (H)
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Široki Brijeg 0–1 (H) 0–1 (A)
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Ararat Yerevan 4–1 (H) 0–2 (A)
2R   Chornomorets Odesa 2–4 (A) 0–2 (H)
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Cracovia 2–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
2R   Sturm Graz 0–2 (A) 0–0 (H)
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Ventspils 0–1 (H) 2–3 (A)
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Ried 1–1 (H) 0–0 (A)
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Milsami 1–1 (H) 1–1 (p. 2–4) (A)
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Derry City 1–0 (A) 5–1 (H)
3Q   Zulte Waregem 5–2 (A) 2–2 (H)
PO   PSV Eindhoven 0–1 (A) 0–2 (H)
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Glenavon 2–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
2Q   Wolfsberger AC 0–1 (H) 0–2 (A)
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q   NSÍ Runavík 2–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
2Q   Domžale 1–1 (H) 1–2 (A)
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Sūduva Marijampolė 0–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Connah's Quay Nomads 3–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
2Q   Lech Poznań 1–1 (H) 1–3 (a.e.t.) (A)
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Hibernians 1–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
2Q   Esbjerg 2–0 (H) 0–0 (A)
3Q   Torino 0–5 (A) 1–1 (H)
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1Q

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of Shakhter Soligorsk. The 80s".
  2. ^ "History of Shakhter Soligorsk. Modern era".
  3. ^ "ФК Шахтер Солигорск | Состав | Состав2019/20". www.fcshakhter.by.

External linksEdit