Igor Chumachenko is one of
the brightest playmakers in Belarusian Vysshaya Liga in the late 90s
and early 2000s. He was leading the midfield in all the clubs he
played for due to his abilities both to assist and to score.
has first settled at FC Vedrich Rechitsa, but Igor soon moved to a
more ambitious FC Dnepr, where he quickly became a prominent figure.
He moved to Ukrainian Chernomorets Odessa for two incomplete seasons
and a returned back to Dnepr on time. Chumachenko became one of the
leaders of Belarusian champions Dnepr-Transmash in 1998 scoring 10
goals in 29 games.
Amazing performance for
Dnepr attracted FC Dinamo Minsk interest. Chumachenko moved to Dinamo
for 19 games of 2001 season scoring 8 goals including a hat-trick at
Gorodskoi against FC BATE, probably the his best game for Dinamo.
That was the signal for FC BATE bosses, who transferred Chumachenko
to Gorodskoi permanently for 2002 season.
That was again a timely
move. Igor became an important part of the Yellow-Blues' title
winning squad. With 11 goals he became the best goalscorer of BATE,
including 2 goals against FC Dinamo Minsk away in Belarusian Clasico.
He also made the most
important assist of the season. 8 November 2002 on a snow-covered
pitch of Tractor Stadium in Minsk he made a perfect cross for Valery
Tarasenka who scored a decider in golden match against FC Neman
Grodno to win BATE second championship title.
2003 season was a
difficult for the team as well as for Chumachenko personally. After
elimination from UEFA Champions League qualification the board
decided to release players with biggest salaries. Chumachenko, who
had good statistics so far (14 games, 6 goals) went to Irtysh from
Kazakhstan, in which again became a champion.
After his return to
Belarus he played for FC Naftan Novopolotsk, FC Neman Grodno as well
as in Division 2 sides FC DSK-Gomel and FC Gorodeya. And in all the
teams he was the leader assisting and scoring.
In 2009 he graduated from
Belarusian State University of Physical Culture as a football coach
and has a UEFA A coaching license.
In September 2011 he
retired to switch for coaching at FC Dnepr Mogilev. In 2013 he moved
to FC BATE Academy. In January 2014 he became a part of Reserves team
of the Yellow-Blues and 19 January 2015 became head coach of FC BATE