FC BATE Borisov

The FK BATE Borisov (White Russian ФК БАТЭ Барысаў; Russian ФК БАТЭ Борисов / FK BATE Borisov, also under the English spelling BATE Borisov known) is a Belarusian football club from Borisov (Russian Borisov ). The initials stand for BATE Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics. The Master of 2013 and Cup Winners' Cup in 2010 with ten league titles before Dinamo Minsk, the most successful club team in Belarusian football.

  • 2.1 National
  • 2.2 International


The club was founded in 1973 under the name Berezina Borisov as the works team BATE factory. After long played in the era of the Soviet Union for a time at the regional level front and in 1974, 1976 and 1979 won the regional championship, you had to play unterklassig from 1985. Thus, the club started after the detachment of Belarus from the Soviet Union in the third Belarusian league.

1993, the club decided to change its name in Fomalgaut Borisov. In the 1994/95 season the team achieved promotion to the second division. After the club gave up its current name in 1996, he succeeded in 1997, to qualify as a table runner for the first league.

In the first season in the Upper House immediately succeeded the second place, so the team was eligible to start in the qualification for the UEFA Cup. At her first international appearance, the team faced the team of Lokomotiv Moscow. The first leg in front of a home crowd was 1:7, lost the return leg 0-5. The following season the club was first Belarusian champions, where he suffered only one defeat in the entire course of the season. This took place on July 6, 1999 against FK Dinamo Minsk, as the team lost 0-1. With the success of the first participation for Champions League qualification was achieved. There in the first qualifying round was the FC Shirak Gyumri opponents of the Belarusians. With a 2-1 win and a 1-1 draw, the first hurdle was taken to participate in the final round. However, the team not qualifying came across a 0:3 and 0:0 against Helsingborgs IF out in the second round. A year later managed BATE to qualify for the finals of the UEFA Cup. But in the very first game was against closing the top Italian club AC Milan. After the first leg was still relatively narrowly lost 0-2, the team was clearly defeated on Italian turf with 0:4. Since 2001, only one third in the league was, the team had to rely on the Intertoto Cup in order to present themselves in the major international business can. This led to the first confrontation with a German club TSV 1860 München. On July 7, 2002 Kantsavy became the man of the day. Substitute Already in the 8th minute for Biahanski, he had 23 minutes in the ability to lead through a penalty his team to winning ways, but failed to Simon Jentzsch. However, he overcame this then in the 74th minute and scored to make it 1-0 from the perspective of his team one. Even before the end of the game Kantsavy was replaced again. The result was saved over time. The second leg proved to be clearer. FC BATE secured itself an thanks to goals from Molash, Meronchyk, Shmihera and Oleg Strakhanovich the 4-0 win over Munich.

2002 BATE qualified as the leader for the decider for the championship, in which the Second- Neman Grodno was defeated 1-0 after extra time. After two more runner-up and fifth place in 2005, the club won the 2006 both the championship and the Belarusian Cup. In the final, while FK Schachzjor Salihorsk was defeated 3-1. In the league season in 2007 BATE could defend the championship title. The Cup final was lost with 3:4 against FK Dinamo Brest on penalties after it had been after regular time and extra time 0-0.

First Champions League participation

In the 2008 /09 season on Valur Reykjavík BATE, RSC Anderlecht and Levski Sofia succeeded in reaching the group stage of the Champions League. In the third qualifying round was enough to after a 1-0 first leg victory at the Bulgarian champions Levski Sofia in the second leg at home to a 1-1 draw. This was the largest ever success of the club and the biggest success of a Belarusian football club team since the country's independence. With Real Madrid, Juventus and Zenit St. Petersburg BATE round out the group H of the competition. In the first group match against the Spanish capital club, the club lost 0-2. Listen attentively left the team on September 30, 2008, when he had a 2-2 draw with Juventus. In addition to the first two goals in their Champions League history, it was also the first point win in the competition. The goals were scored by Sergey Krivets and Igor Stasevich. The team went up to 23 minutes with a 2-0 lead, before Vincenzo Iaquinta equalized with a double whammy. Against the UEFA Cup winner last year from St. Petersburg, the White Russians picked up the next point. Again, the team was a goal by Pavel Nekhaychik in the lead, this could hold up to 80 minutes, but then had to accept the compensation by Fatih Tekke. The last point gain there was on the last day, December 10, 2008. Again, it was Juventus, the underdog could not defeat. With three draws, three defeats and a goal difference of 3:8 the team retired after six games as a Table from the tournament.

Although the team said goodbye to the international business, they had previously defended the national championship in November and win the third title in a row. Here, the team two games to end season secured a 2-1 victory against Torpedo Zhodzina the title. In 30 matches, the team scored 67 points and lost only one. With ten draw it reached twice as many as second-placed FK Dinamo Minsk. With 16 hits Henads Blisnjuk and Wital Radyjonau were the top scorers of their team and their league.

Second Champions League participation

In 2011, fought BATE after the Northern Ireland Linfield FC and Ekranas Panevezys in Lithuania had been defeated in the qualifying rounds against SK Sturm Graz in the play -off round to progress to the group stage of the Champions League. The first leg ended in a draw in Minsk; the return match in Graz could decide BATE 2-0 for itself. The opponents in Group H were FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Viktoria Plzen. Only on the first day of play in Pilsen ( 1:1) as well as on Matchday against Milan (1:1) reach point gains, the remaining games were lost, and BATE difference with just two points from six games as a group from Last.

Third Champions League participation

In 2012, fought BATE after the Macedonian club Vardar Skopje and Debreceni VSC from Hungary had been defeated in the qualifying rounds against Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona in the play -off round to progress to the group stage of the Champions League. The first leg ended 2-0 in Minsk, the return in Israel 1:1. As an opponent in Group F of the OSC Lille, last year's finalist Bayern Munich and FC Valencia were randomly assigned. Already on Matchday could be retracted with a 3-1 in Villeneuve d'Ascq against Lille OSC surprisingly the first victory in the Champions League group stage. Since the club stadium is not approved in Borisov of UEFA Champions League matches, the second game against Bayern Munich took place in the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk instead and was also won 3-1. On October 23, 2012 Borisov suffered their first defeat, a 0-3 against Valencia. The group stage concluded BATE from the third place, whereby the international appearance in the second round of the Europa League has continued. There she dropped out against Fenerbahce because, after both had separated in the first leg with a 0-0, 0-1 documents in Istanbul.



  • Belarusian Cup ( a regional title of the Soviet Union): 1974, 1976, 1979
  • Belarusian champion: 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • White Russian Cup: Winner: 2006, 2010
  • Finalist: 2002, 2005, 2007


  • Group stage in the Champions League: 2008/ 09, 2011/12, 2012/13
  • Round of the Europa League: 2010/ 11, 2012/13

Current squad

Former and known players (selection)

  • Aliaksandr Hleb
  • Henads Blisnjuk
  • Wital Radyjonau
  • Hovhannes Goharjan
  • Ihar Schytau
  • Mateja Kezman
  • Wital Kutusau

Former and renowned trainer (selection)

  • Yuri Puntus (1 January 1996 to 31 December 2004 )
  • Ihar Kryushenko ( 1 July 2005 to 12 November 2007)
  • Viktar Hantscharenka ( since 13 November 2007)