Artsiom Kantsavy is a
prominent figure in the history of the "Yellow-Blues". BATE was his
first professional team and a talented youngster managed to kick-start from the
first days in Borisov, scoring a lot of important goals, including UEFA
Intertoto bombs in the games against Danish Akademic and German Munchen 1860. This was not
surprising that a lot of big teams started the hunt to sign the Belarusian
talent from BATE, who became Belarusian champions in 2002.
Spartak Moscow were successful, but Kantsavy failed to become a first team
player there and after spending some time at Chernomorets Novorossiysk
travelled back to Belarus to join FC MTZ-RIPO Minsk. He
played there for four years, proving to be one of the best strikers in the
Belarusian Champioship. After that he decided to move abroad one more time and
signed by Spartak Nalchik from Russia.
In 2010 BATE loaned the player for a year from Spartak
Nalchik, and after that transferred the player permanently to Borisov. His
experience helped the Yellow-Blues both in the domestic competitions and in
European tournaments scoring against FC Kopenhagen and AZ Alkmaar. After his return
to BATE he added four more champions titles, one Belarusian Cup and two
Belarusian Supercups to his career. In total Artiom played 194 games for BATE,
scoreing 58 goals (Belarusian Championship - 137/35, Belarusian Cup - 19/18,
Belarusian Supercup - 3/0, UEFA Champions League - 22/1, UEFA Europa League -
7/1, UEFA Intertoto Cup - 6/3).
Artsiom Kantsavy was inducted into BATE hall of fame
in January 2014, just before his move to FC FC Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino.
"BATE is a special club and will always remain in my heart. Particular
thank you to the fans who are always with the team", said Artsiom in
his farewell speech.