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Hancharenka<br>Viktar

Hancharenka
Viktar

Position: Head Coach
Date of birth: 10.09.1977
Place of birth : Khoiniki (Gomel Region, Belarus)
Citizenship: Belarus





Honours:

As a player
Champion of Belarus (1999, 2002).
Silver medal winner (1998, 2000) and bronze medal winner (2001).

As a coach
Champion of Belarus (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).
Belarusian Cup Winner (2010).
Belarusian Supercup Winner (2010, 2011, 2013).
Youngest ever coach to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage (2008, at the age of 30 years old), first ever Belarusian coach to qualify with his team for the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Belarusian Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012).

Biography:

Hancahrenka started his way to professional football in Children and Youth Sport School in his native town of Hoiniki, and then moved to Republican School of Olympic Reserve (RUOR) in Minsk (first coaches — Alexander Vergeychik and Yury Pyshnik). For two years played for RUOR (1995-1997) as a defender. In 1998 moved to BATE. In Borisov he played for another four years (1998-2002), winning the Belarusian title twice. Unfortunately, bright career was ruined by a severe injury.

In 2004 Hancharenka graduated from Belarusian State Academy of Physical Culture as a football coach and started his coaching career. Between 2004 and 2006 he worked as a coach of BATE reserves. In 2007 he promoted to the position of first assistant in Igor Kriushenko's coaching staff. 13 November 2007 he became head coach of BATE Borisov.

This decision of the board of directors turned out to be extremely successful. Next year the team made a tremendous breakthrough, qualifying for UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in the history of Belarusian football. BATE faced Real Madrid, Juventus and Zenit and did not disappoint its fans in battles with European giants.

Next season the Yellow Blues headed by Hancharenka were in a group stage again, this time in UEFA Europa League. And in 2010/11 of this tournament BATE managed to get to Last 32 stage for the first time in the history of Belarusian football.

In 2011/12 Hancharenka managed to qualify for another Champions League adventure. This time FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Viktoria Plzen were the opponents.

In domestic competitions Hancharenka proves his reputation as the most talented coach every year. 2010 was especially fruitful as the Yellow Blues pocketed treble winning the League title, Belarusian Cup and Belarusian Supercup.

Hancharenka has UEFA PRO licence and is always thirsty for knowledge. His coaching staff visits big European clubs (Villareal, Roma, Ajax, Milan) for internships.

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Belarusian Champ.

Team Pld Pts
1 Shakhtyor 30 59
2 BATE 30 58
3 Torpedo-BelAZ 30 56
4 Dinamo Br 30 54
5 Neman 30 53
6 Dinamo Mn 30 52
7 Isloch 30 45
8 Rukh 30 44
9 Slaviya 30 39
10 Energetik-BGU 30 38
11 Minsk 30 38
12 Vitebsk 30 36
13 Gorodeya 30 31
14 Slutsk 29 27
15 Belshina 30 21
16 Smolevichi 29 14
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