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Date of birth: 09.02.1985
Place of birth: Soligorsk
Citizenship: Belarus
Position: Defender
Rank: Master of Sports
Number: 15
Debut for BATE: 12.04.2005
First football school: DUSSCH (Soligorsk)
First coach: Leonid Vasilenko
Height: 179
Weight: 74

  • Maksim Zhaunerchyk is a product of Soligorsk football. He started playing for FC Shakhtyor Reserves in the home town in 2003. He was noticed by BATE scouts and in 2004 he moved to the Yellow-Blues. And already in 2005 was a part of the first BATE squad, gradually becoming a regular in Igor Kriushenko team.

    Viktar Hancharenka, BATE's next head coach, contributed to Maksim's progress. Hancharenka knew the player's potential very well as he previously had been the Reserves coach and already had had perfect experience of working with Zhaunerchyk.

    The player's strong sides are shrewd tackling, perfect understanding of the game. His shooting abilities from long range and scoring goals are well-known as well. Versatility of the player is also impressive: Zhaunerchyk was able to play in any position in the midfield, and playing in Russian premier league he also switched to full-back position and managed to play as a full-back in the Belarusian national team.

    Zhaunerchyk participated in all the matches of breakthrough 2008/09 UEFA Champions League qualification against Icelandic Valur, Belgian Anderlecht and Bulgarian Levski. He also appeared as a substitute in the historical game against Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabeu coming in for Ihar Stasevich.

    That match was the last one for Zhaunerchyk for FC BATE Borisov. After a minor dispute with the coaching staff Maksim moved to Russian FC Kuban Krasnodar. There Zhaunerchyk plays since 2009. There he continued progressing together with the team. In 2010 Kuban got promoted into the elite division of Russian football, where they are playing since then. And Maksim was an important part of the squad.

    However, in 2014 he lost his first-team position and decided to accept another BATE invitation. The Yellow-Blues lost Zhaunerchyk's friend and fellow defender Anri Khagush, and this position was successfully filled up by Max in January 2015.

  • 1. Favourite club
    Arsenal FC

    2. Favourite player
    Zinedine Zidane, Dmitri Loskov, Aliaksandr Hleb

    3. Favourite kind of sport but for football
    Tennis, Ice Hockey

    4. Favourite sportsman (not football player)
    Roger Federer

    5. Most interesting match you've ever seen
    2013/14 Russian Premiership game Dinamo Moscow 2-4 CSKA, when CSKA were two goals ahead but lost 2-4.

    6. Most interesting match you've ever participated in
    FC BATE Borisov 3-0 Apoel in 2007/08 UEFA Champions League qualifying round. BATE lost 0-2 away but won 3-0 at home in extra time and qualified for the next round

    7. Favourite book
    Robinson Crusoe

    8. Favourite writer
    Alexander Pushkin

    9. Favourite musician
    Ivanushki International

    10. Favourite film
    Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future by Leonid Gaidai

    11. Favourite actor (actress):
    Jason Statham, Liam Neeson

    12. Favourite dish
    Draniki (Traditional Belarusian potato pancakes), stewed potatoes

    13. Best day of your life
    The day I met my future wife and the day I bought a flat

    14. What did you want to be as a child (but for a football player)?
    Never thought about that in childhood. That was a happy time.

    15. Favourite car brand
    Land Rover (Range Rover Sport), Mercedes

    16. What would you like to learn?
    To do all the household chores

    17. Favourite country (besides Motherland)

    18. The place you haven't been to but want to visit
    New York, USA

    19. Most impressive town you've been to
    I don't think there are any

    20. Most impressive stadium you've played at
    Feyenoord in Rotterdam

    21. Your life motto
    Not to deceive and help others if it is possible

    22. Favourite number

    23. Do you have any superstitious beliefs

    24. Which national do you support, but for yours?
    For those where my friends play

    25. Your hobby
    Fishing, Mushroom picking

    26. Your good features
    It is better to ask my wife and parents

    27. Your bad features
    It is better to ask my wife and parents

    28. What qualities do you considered to be the most important for you? And what don't you like most?
    I like honesty, openness and a lot of other things. I hate hypocrites.

    29. Your dream in football
    To become Belarusian champion with BATE and to play in UEFA Champions League.

    30. What is football - business, sports or show
    Business and then sport.

  • Personal honours
    Season Honours Team
    Team honours
    Season Honours Team
    2006 Belarusian Cup Winner FC BATE
    2006 Belarusian Champion FC BATE
    2007 Belarusian Champion FC BATE
    2008 Belarusian Champion FC BATE
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  • Season by season statistics | Supercup
    Season Pld Min Capt. FM OFF ON B W D L G PS PNS Assists YC 2YC RC GC CS PAG PS
    2015 1 90 - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2016 1 90 - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2017 1 90 - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Total 3 270 - 3 - - - 2 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -