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Date of birth: 14.02.1989
Place of birth: Stolbtsy (Minsk region)
Citizenship: Belarus
Position: Midfielder
Number: 7
Debut in BATE: 15.03.2014
First football school:  Children and Youth Sports School (Stolbtsy)
First coach: Sergei Shingel
Height: 187
Weight: 79

  • Stolbtsy-born midfielder signed a contract with FC BATE in autumn of 2013. This was a logical continuation of the rapid progress of the player.

    At the beginning of 2013 Karnitski did not have any experience of the Vysshaya Liga football. Before that he played only in the second Belarusian division. He made his debut in First League at the age of 19. Before that Aliaksandr played for FC Neman Stolbtsy in the Regional Championship and studied at Law College.

    2009 season changed everything. Karnitski was offered a contract in FC Baranovichi, and a young player made an impression at once. And in two years, when Baranovichi were about to disappear, joined another second division club FC Polotsk. Sasha spent another good year there and attracted the attention of FC Granit, another First Division outfit. There scouts of FC Gomel found the midfielder.

    It seemed that at 23 it will be difficult for the midfielder to make an instant impression. But he managed to become a regular starter and one of the leaders of Aleksei Merkulov team. In 2013 he was noted for an amazing goal against FC Torpedo-BelAZ from 70 meters. And he also scored the winning goal in Borisov in FC Gomel's stunning win against BATE (1-2).

    BATE followed the player very closely and at the end of 2013 offered him a contract with the Yellow-Blues.

    Karnitski's strong sides are fantastic stamina, good tackling, passing and shooting.

  • 1. Favourite club
    Arsenal F.C. Used to be Liverpool F.C. as a child

    2. Favourite player
    Used to be a fan of Zinedine Zidane as a child, now Stephen Gerrard.

    3. Favourite kind of sport but for football

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

    5. Most interesting match you've ever seen
    2005 UEFA Champions League Final. Liverpool F.C. - AC Milan - 3-3, Liverpool win on penalties.
     2011 Premiership. Newcastle United F.C. - Arsenal F.C. - 4:4 (Magpies make an amazing comeback from losing 0-4).

    6. Most interesting match you've ever participated in
    Belarusian Championship-2013. FC BATE Borisov - FC Gomel - 1:2

    7. Favourite book:
    The Master and Margarita

    8. Favourite writer
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    9. Favourite musician

    10. Favourite film
    Friends with Benefits

    11. Favourite actor (actress):
    Mila Kunis

    12. Favourite dish
    Draniki (Belarusian potato pancakes)

    13. Best day of your life
    The day I signed a contract with FC BATE Borisov

    14. What did you want to be as a child (but for a football player)?
    Never dreamt of anything else

    15. Favourite car brand

    16. What would you like to learn?
    Dribbling like Aliaksandr Hleb

    17. Favourite country (besides Motherland)

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

    19. Most impressive town you've been to
    Can't name something different

    20. Most impressive stadium you've played at
    Anfield Road, Liverpool

    21. Your life motto
    Reach your dream

    22. Favourite number

    23. Do you have any superstitious beliefs

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

    25. Your hobby

    26. Your good features
    I cannot assess myself

    27. Your bad features
    I cannot assess myself

    28. What qualities do you considered to be the most important for you? And what don't you like most?
    I like honesty and hate hypocrisy.

    29. Your dream in football
    To win UEFA Champoins League

    30. What is football - business, sports or show
    All of it

  • Personal honours
    Season Honours Club
    2013 Included in the list of 22 best Belarusian Championship players Gomel
    Team honours
    Season Honours Team
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  • Season by season statistics | UEFA Europe League
    Season Pld Min Capt. FM OFF ON B W D L G PS PNS Assists YC 2YC RC GC CS PAG PS
    2016/17 1 79 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
    Total 1 79 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - -