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BATE: the Yellow Blues from Borisov

Football Club BATE Borisov was founded 12th April, 1996. Current chairman of the club Anatoliy Kapskiy was one of the founders. In autumn 1997 the Yellow Blues promoted to the Vysshaya Liga, Belarusian top football tier. In their very first season in the elite division the Borisovites finished as runners-up and in 1999 won their first national title. Since those times BATE has been the most consistent clubs of Belarus, winning a national record breaking 13th title in 2016. BATE could also boast three triumphs in Belarusian Cup and seven in Belarusian Supercup. In just 21 years BATE has become the most successful club of the country.

Since 1999 BATE has participated in European Club Competitions, never missing a start in UEFA club tournaments. The Yellow Blues are the most experienced Belarusian club in the European Competitions. They set a number of unique records. BATE were the first to participate in the UEFA Champions League group stage in 2008/09. The Yellow Blues faced Real Madrid CF, FC Juventus and FC Zenit St.Petersburg. The team was coached by Viktor Goncharenko, who at the age of 31 became the youngest ever manager to take a club to the group stage.

Another important milestone was breakthrough to Last 32 in UEFA Europa League. And in 2011/12 it was time for another Champions League campaign to compete with FC Barcelona, the strongest club of the world at the time, Milan AC and FC Viktoria Plzen.

In 2012/13 BATE managed to get to the group stage of the biggest club competition of Europe again. And this time created a true sensation beating LOSC Lille away and Bayern Munich at home, becoming the group leader after Matchday 2. After that BATE was not that successful, but managed to take third spot and qualify for Last 32 of Europa League for the second time in club's history. This time Fenerbahce SK were the opponents, and the fate of the game was decided just by one penalty converted by Christian Baroni.

Developing young talents has always been main strategic direction of the club. BATE works hard to bring up new stars. A lot of BATE players represented Belarus at U-21 level. The club from Borisov was the first professional club for top Belaruisan players such as Alexander Hleb, Yuri Zhevnov, Vitaliy Kutuzov, Alexey Baga.

In 2009 BATE Supporters' Club was formed. It was an important milestone in club's passion for its fans, as supporters are indivisible part of the club's life.

FC BATE Borisov as one of the most recognizable brands of its hometown tries to do all possible efforts to get involved into the life of community. The club understands its social task and shows its commitment in making life of its compatriots better. In the past the club held many different activities aimed at helping local community. In 2011 FC BATE decided to unite them under one name. In May 2011 the club declared launching of a new initiative called "БАТЭ за жизнь!" ('BATE for Life!'). It got a lot of positive response at once.

From the very day of foundation BATE's aim was never to stop developing. And the club has been successfully following this ever since.

  • LAST MATCH

    Belarusian Championship
    Matchday 28

    21 november 2018, 18:00
    Stroitel (Soligorsk)

    Referee: Koronets P.

    Shakhtyor
    Shakhtyor
    (Soligorsk)
    1:0 BATE
    BATE
    (Borisov)
    Half time

    Дублеры

    Shakhtyor — BATE

    1 : 0

  • Next Match

    Belarusian Championship
    Matchday 29

    24 november 2018, 14:00
    Borisov-Arena

    BATE
    BATE
    (Borisov)
    VS Luch
    Luch
    (Minsk)


    Дублеры

    23-11-2018, 13:00

    Borisov. Gorodskoi stadion

  • UPCOMING FIXTURES

    UEFA Europe League
    Group Stage

    29 november 2018, 20:55
    Borisov-Arena

    BATE
    BATE
    (Borisov)
    VS MOL Vidi FC
    MOL Vidi FC
    (Székesfehérvár)

    Belarusian Championship
    Matchday 30

    02 december 2018, 14:00
    Torpedo (Zhodino)

    Torpedo-BelAZ
    Torpedo-BelAZ
    (Zhodino)
    VS BATE
    BATE
    (Borisov)

    UEFA Europe League
    Group Stage

    13 december 2018, 20:55
    Thessaloniki. Stadio Toumba

    PAOK F.C.
    PAOK F.C.
    (Thessaloniki)
    VS BATE
    BATE
    (Borisov)

Belarusian Champ.

Team Pld Pts
1 BATE Borisov 28 69
2 Shakhtyor 28 58
3 Dinamo (Minsk) 28 57
4 Vitebsk 28 56
5 Torpedo-BelAZ 28 51
6 Dinamo Brest 28 48
7 Neman 28 40
8 Slutsk 28 36
9 Gorodeya 28 31
10 Minsk 28 30
11 Gomel 28 27
12 Isloch 28 27
13 Torpedo Mn 28 24
14 Smolevichi 28 23
15 Luch 28 23
16 Dnepr 28 16
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