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Date of birth: 20.02.1989
Place of birth: Kharkov
Citizenship: Ukraine
Position: Midfielder
Shirt number: 77
Debut for BATE: 9.08.2014
First football school: Shakhtar Donetsk Academy
First coach: Anatoli Zimonin
Height: 178
Weight: 76

  • Ukrainian winger Andrii Iakovlev became BATE's first signing of the summer-2014. A Kharkiv-born player was raised at the famous academy of Shakhtar Donetsk. After spending a spell at Shakhtar reserves in 2006/07 he switched to Stal Dneprodzerzhinsk for 2007.

    His career abroad started in Olimps Riga where he played in 2008 and debuted in UEFA Europa League to earn 2 matches in UEFA competitions. Reserves of Metallurg Donetsk followed in 2009/10. After that Uzbek side Nasaf was his new home before moving to Poltava (2011) and them Slovakian Tatran (2011-2013).

    At the beginning of 2014 Andrii moverd to Slutsk and managed to make an instant impression in the Belarusian Vysshaya Liga. Andrii used his fantastic dribbling and speed to become Slutsk fans' favourite and score 2 goals and 1 assist in 17 games. The encounters against FC BATE were particularly spectacular for the 25 year-old player. And in August the Yellow-Blues made a proposal to Slutsk to buy the player.

    "For me it is a dream coming true. I did not even think that the Yellow-Blues can be attracted by me. This is a huge step forward and I will try to do everything to help the team. Hopefully I will be of use for BATE in the European campaign. The team has fantastic fans and amazing stadium. This is really the best you can get in Belarus and I did not think long after hearing about a chance to move here", said the player to after signing a contract with the best team of Belarus.

    Iakovlev scored his first goal in the game against FC Dnepr Mogilev on 16 August, netting the ball after a pass by Vitali Radzionau making it 2-0. The match ended with 3-0 and Iakovlev was named the player of the game.


    1. Favourite club
    FC Barcelona

    2. Favourite player
    Lionel Messi

    3. Favourite kind of sport but for football
    UFC (fighting)

    4. Favourite sportsman (not football player):
    Ussain Bolt

    5. Most interesting match you've ever seen
    Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk versus Metallist Kharkiv in Ukrainian Championship-2013/14. The match was stopped in the beginning of the second half due to problems with floodlights.

    6. Most interesting match you've ever participated in
    FC Slutsk 3-1 Torpedo-BelAZ (Slutsk won with a last-gasp goal in a very intensive game)

    7. Favourite book:
    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

    8. Favourite writer

    9. Favourite musician

    10. Favourite film
    You Don't Mess with the Zohan

    11. Favourite actor (actress):
    Jason Statham

    12. Favourite dish

    13. Best day of your life
    Still ahead

    14. What did you want to be as a child?
    A cosmonaut

    15. Favourite car brand

    16. What would you like to learn?
    To be more patient

    17. Favourite country (besides Motherland)
    I am a patriot of my motherland Ukraine

    18. The place you haven't been to but want to visit

    19. Most impressive town you've been to

    20. Most impressive stadium you've played at
    Donbass Arena

    21. Your life motto
    The fittest will survive

    22. Favourite number
    7 and 4

    23. Do you have any superstitious beliefs
    Never try to fix upon anything

    24. Which national do you support except for yours?
    Brazil since childhood

    25. Your hobby
    Evening jogging

    26. Your good features
    Others should speak about that

    27. Your bad features
    Others should speak about that

    28. What qualities do you considered to be the most important for you? And what don't you like most?
    I like kindness, straightforwardness, sincerety. I do not like negative people.

    29. Your dream in football
    To win English Premier League

    30. What is football - business, sports or show?

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  • Iakovlev: chances missed


    BATE questionnaire: Andrii Iakovlev


    Iakovlev: happy to help the team


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  • Season by season statistics | All tournaments
    Season Pld Min Capt. FM OFF ON B W D L G PS PNS Assists YC 2YC RC GC CS PAG PS
    2014 6 404 - 2 2 2 4 3 3 - 2 - - - 2 - - - - - -
    2014/15 5 184 - - 2 3 4 3 - 2 - - - 1 - - - - - - -
    Total 11 588 - 2 4 5 8 6 3 2 2 - - 1 2 - - - - - -