FM19 Club Info: Belarus First League

FC Belshina Bobruisk

FC Belshina Bobruisk is a Belarusian football club based in Bobruisk.

The city of Bobruisk was represented by a its football team as early as 1920s, when in 1926 a collective football team of Bobruisk city won the Belarusian football championship. Winning the 1926, Bobruisk football team became the first from a provincial city that won the republican competitions. Until 1958 it was the only achievement of the Bobruisk football. In 1958 Spartak Bobruisk became a champion of Belarus donating the second title to the Bobruisk city football.

In 1972 and 1973 Stroitel Bobruisk also won a title of the champion of Belarus.

The current club was founded in 1976 as Sninnik Bobruisk. Since the inception the team was attached to and later sponsored by local tire manufacturing company Belshina. The club spent most of Soviet-era seasons in Belarusian SSR league (with a couple of seasons in Mogilev Oblast league). Shinnik won the league title twice (in 1978 and 1987) and also won Belarusian SSR Cup in 1979.

In 1992 Shinnik joined Belarusian First League and in 1994 they were promoted to Premier League. In 1996, they were renamed to Belshina Bobruisk. Club’s most successful seasons came in late 90s and early 2000s. Belshina won the champions title in 2001, finished as runners-up in 1997 and won Belarusian Cup three times (1997, 1999, 2001).

Honours

  • Belarusian Premier League
    • Winners (1): 2001
    • Runners-up (1): 1997
    • 3rd place (2): 1996, 1998
  • Belarusian Cup
    • Winners (3): 1997, 1999, 2001

Club Website: http://www.fcbelshina.by/

FC Chvalia Pinsk

FC Chvalia Pinsk is a Belarusian football club based in Pinsk, Brest Oblast. The club plays in Belarusian First League.

The club has changed its name from FC Pinsk-900 to current name in 2006. It also was called Kommunalnik Pinsk before 1996. The club spent all its seasons after 1992 at 2nd of 3rd level of Belarusian football. They came close to promotion to the top level several times in the 1990s, finishing in the top three of Belarusian First League on four occasions, and losing in the promotion/relegation play-offs in fall 1995 to Shinnik Bobruisk.

Club Website: http://www.fcvolna-pinsk.by/

FC Baranovichi

FC Baranovichi is a Belarusian football club based in Baranovichi, Brest Oblast. Their home stadium is Lokomotiv Stadium, Baranovichi. The club was founded in 1945 and had changed its name several times during its history. Team colors are red and blue.

The club was established in 1945 as Lokomotiv Baranovichi. Throughout the history the club was reattached to various local organizations and industries and its name was changed accordingly. The club participated in Belarusian SSR league and later in lower tiers of Belarusian championship as Lokomotiv Baranovichi (1945, 1950–1952, 1961, 1963–1964, 1968–1984), Baranovichi military unit (1946), Dinamo Baranovichi (1947–1949), Pischevik Baranovichi (1953–1956), Baranovichi city team (1957–1959), Kombinat Baranovichi (1960), Salyut Baranovichi (1962), Tekstilschik Baranovichi (1965–1967, 1985–1989, 1993), Baranovichi (1990), Khimik Baranovichi (1991–1992), Metapol Baranovichi (1993–1995).

Since 1995 the club is permanently known as FC Baranovichi.

Club Website: http://www.fcbaranovichi.com/

FC Chist’

FC Chist’ is a Belarusian football club based in Chist, Minsk Oblast. The team plays in Belarusian First League.

FC Chist’ was founded in 1998 as Zabudova Chist. Zabudova played in Belarusian Second League from 1998 until 2003. Since 2004 the club withdrew from the Second League and started playing in Minsk Oblast League. During 2004–2005 they were known as Kommunalnik Chist, in 2006 as Zabudova Chist again, and since 2007 they became Zabudova-2007 Chist.

In 2009 Zabudova-2007 won Minsk Oblast League. In 2011 the club merged with FC Molodechno, which became known as Zabudova Molodechno during the merger.[2] The partnership lasted for two years (2011–2012), during which time Zabudova-2007 acted as a farm club of Molodechno team. Since 2013 they became independent again. During 2015–2016 the club was known as Zabudova-Stroy Chist’.

In 2017 the club was renamed to FC Chist’ and rejoined Belarusian Second League. After successfully completing the season as a runners-up, they were promoted to the First League in 2018.

Club Website: N/A

FC Lida

FC Lida is a Belarusian association football club based in Lida, Grodno Oblast.

The club was founded in 1962 as Krasnoye Znamya Lida. In 1963 they were renamed to Vympel Lida and in 1971 to Obuvschik Lida. Obuvschik Lida became four-time champion of the Belarusian SSR (1983, 1985, 1986, 1989) and two-time winner of the Super Cup (1984, 1986).

In 1992 the club was included in Belarusian Premier League, where they played during 1992–1993, 1994–1996 and 1999–2000. During 1993–94 season, 1997–1998 and since 2001 they have been playing in Belarusian First League, sans two short drops to the Second League (in 2007 and 2011). Since 1997 the club is known as FC Lida.

Honours

  • Belarusian SSR League
    • Winners (4): 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989
  • Belarusian SSR Super Cup
    • Winners (2): 1984, 1986

Club Website: http://fclida.by/

FC Orsha

FC Orsha is a football club based in Orsha, Vitebsk Oblast.

The team was founded in 1951 as Trud Orsha. The club was renamed to ZShM in 1956 and then to Mashinostroitel Orsha in 1960.

In 1965 the club was renamed to Start Orsha. The 60s and the 70s were the most successful years for the club, as they won Vitebsk Oblast league in 1968, 1970, 1972 and 1977 as well as Vitebsk Oblast cup in 1961, 1971, 1972 and 1976. In 1971 they reached the final of Belarusian SSR Cup. They played in Belarusian SSR top league from 1971 until 1985.

In 1992 the team was renamed to Legmash Orsha and joined newly created Belarusian Second League. In 1994 the team was renamed to Maxim-Legmash Orsha due to sponsorship. After successful 1995 season Maxim-Legmash was promoted the First League. Before the start of 1996 season the ‘Legmash’ part of the name was dropped due Legmash plant withdwal from team support and the team spent one season as Maxim-Orsha before being renamed again into FC Orsha in 1997. At the end of 2001 Orsha withdrew to the amateur level (Vitebsk Oblast championship) due to financial troubles.

The team returned in 2004, once again joining the Second League. The first post-return season was quite successful and Orsha was promoted to the First League for 2005 season, but they quickly relegated back and since 2006 onwards they’ve been playing in the Second League. In 2006 the team was known as Orsha-BelAutoService. Since 2014 they play in the First League.

Honours

Belarusian SSR cup

  • Runner-Up: 1971

Club Website: N/A

FC Slonim

Slonim-2017 is a Belarusian football club based in Slonim, Grodno Region.

The team was founded in 2013 as a result of merger between Beltransgaz Slonim and Kommunalnik Slonim. The new team is considered a successor to Beltransgaz. It inherited entire Beltransgaz squad with addition of a few Kommunalnik players, as well as Beltransgaz training facilities and a stadium previously shared by both teams. As Beltransgaz originally earned a spot in Belarusian First League for 2013 season, the spot is transferred to the new team. The merger was also necessary due to Beltransgaz’s type of ownership which would’ve prevented them from obtaining a First League license.

In 2017 the club was renamed to Slonim-2017.

Club Website: http://fcslonim.by/

FC Smorgon

FC Smorgon is a Belarusian football club based in Smarhon. They will play in the Belarusian First League, the second level in Belarusian league system, after being relegated from the Belarusian Premier League in 2009.

The club was founded in 1987 as FC Stankostroitel Smorgon before renaming to FC Smorgon in 1993.

Club Website: http://fc-smorgon.by/

FC Granit Mikashevichi

Granit Mikashevichi is a football club from Mikashevichi, Belarus.

The team started playing in Belarusian Second League in 1994. In 1999, they made debut in the First League, and in 2008 finally in the Premier League. After the relegation in 2009 they will again play in the First League.

  • 1978: FC Granit Mikashevichi is founded
  • 2006: renamed to FC Mikashevichi
  • 2007: renamed back to FC Granit Mikashevichi

Club Website: http://www.fcgranit.by/

FC Khimik Svetlogorsk

FC Khimik Svetlogorsk is a Belarusian football club based in Svetlogorsk, Gomel Voblast. The club is notable for being the only club in Belarus that has been playing the First League since the very first season (1992) without a single promotion or relegation for 28 seasons in a row.

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FC Lokomotiv Gomel

FC Lokomotiv Gomel is a Belarusian football club based in Gomel.

The team was founded in 2008 as Gomelzheldortrans, and later that same year, they won the Gomel Oblast championship. Following a successful performance in the final tournament among the winners of regional leagues, at the end of the year,[1] the Gomelzheldortrans were promoted to the Belarusian Second League. In 2014 Gomelzheldortrans made their debut in the First League.

In December 2016 the club changed its name to Lokomotiv Gomel.

Club Website: N/A

FC Naftan Novopolotsk

FC Naftan Novopolotsk is a Belarusian football club based in Novopolotsk. They play in the Belarusian First League, the second division in Belarusian football. Their home stadium is Atlant Stadium.

Name Changes

  • 1963: Formed as Neftyanik Novopolotsk
  • 1981: Renamed to Dvina Novopolotsk
  • 1989: Renamed to Kommunalnik Novopolotsk
  • 1992: Renamed to Naftan Novopolotsk
  • 1995: Renamed to Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk
  • 2001: Renamed to Naftan Novopolotsk

Honours

Belarusian Cup

  • Winners (2): 2009, 2012

Club Website: http://www.fcnaftan.com/

FC Slavia Mozyr

FC Slavia Mazyr is a Belarusian football team, based in Mazyr, Belarus.

The team was founded in 1987 as Polesie Mozyr. Between 1987 and 1991 they played in Belarusian SSR league. From 1992 till 1995 they played in the Belarusian First League. They changed their name to MPKC Mozyr since 1994–95 season. MPKC stands for the Mozyr Industrial-Commercial Center. They won the First League the same year and made their debut in the Belarusian Premier League in fall 1995 season.

Their first few seasons were quite successful. They finished 2nd in 1995 and won the championship in 1996, becoming the first team other than Dinamo Minsk to win it. After changing their name to Slavia Mozyr in 1998, they again finished 2nd in 1999 and won the title in 2000. After that the results deteriorated and in 2005 they finished last and were relegated.

After the relegation they had to merge with ZLiN Gomel in order for both teams to survive in any form due to financial problems. The new team went through a number of name changes before arriving with the current name, FC Slavia Mazyr.

Honours

  • Belarusian Premier League
Winners (2): 1996, 2000
Runners-up (2): 1995, 1999
  • Belarusian Cup
Winners (2): 1995–96, 1999–00
Runners-up (2): 1998–99, 2000–01

Club Website: http://fcslavia.by/

FC UAS Zhitkovichi

FC UAS Zhitkovichi is a Belarusian football club based in Zhitkovichi, Gomel Oblast. The team plays in Belarusian First League.

The club was founded in 2014 as UA-Stroy-Zhitkovichi and joined Belarusian Second League the same year. In 2015 they played as UAS-DYuSSh Zhitkovichi and in 2016 they settled with the current version of the name (UAS Zhitkovichi). UAS Zhitkovichi won the Second League in 2017 and will make their First League debut in 2018.

Club Website: N/A

FC Zorka-BDU

FC Zorka-BDU is a Belarusian football club based in Minsk.

The team was founded in 1996 as Zvezda Minsk. BGU is a Russian abbreviation and stands for the Belarusian State University. Zvezda-VA-BGU made its debut in Premier League in 2002 and played there until 2005. Since 2006 the team plays in lower leagues. In 2006 Zvezda-BGU reached the semifinal of Belarusian Cup.

Club Website: http://football.bsu.by/

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