The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Belarus

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This page contains a list of the greatest Belarusian Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 21,273 Soccer Players, 30 of which were born in Belarus. This makes Belarus the birth place of the 72nd most number of Soccer Players behind Montenegro, and Uzbekistan.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Belarusian Soccer Players of all time. This list of famous Belarusian Soccer Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Belarusian Soccer Players.

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1. Sergei Aleinikov (b. 1961)

With an HPI of 54.66, Sergei Aleinikov is the most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 52 different languages on wikipedia.

Sergei Yevgenyevich Aleinikov (Russian: Сергей Евгеньевич Алейников; Belarusian: Сярге́й Яўге́навіч Але́йнікаў, Syarhey Alyeynikaw; born 7 November 1961) is a Belarusian and Soviet former professional footballer, and currently a coach. He primarily played as a defensive midfielder and was known for his stamina, intelligence, solid technique, tactical sense, and passing ability. He also played in defence as a sweeper or centre-back.

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2. Alexander Hleb (b. 1981)

With an HPI of 49.18, Alexander Hleb is the 2nd most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 46 different languages.

Aliaksandr Paulavich Hleb (Belarusian: Аляксандр Паўлавіч Глеб, pronounced [alʲakˈsand(a)r ˈɣlʲɛp]; Russian: Александр Павлович Глеб; born 1 May 1981), commonly referred to in English as Alexander Hleb, is a Belarusian former professional footballer. Hleb's natural and preferred position is attacking midfielder or "in the hole" behind the strikers, but he was often deployed on the wing. He is known for his passing, agility and dribbling ability. A full international for Belarus since 2001, he won 80 caps for his country.

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3. Andrei Zygmantovich (b. 1962)

With an HPI of 42.92, Andrei Zygmantovich is the 3rd most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Andrei Vikentyevich Zygmantovich or Andrey Zyhmantovich (Belarusian: Андрэй Зыгмантовіч, Russian: Андрей Викентьевич Зыгмантович; born 2 December 1962) is a Belarusian football coach and a former player. He is currently the head coach of Belarus U19. Mainly a defensive midfielder with good positioning and skills, he played for nearly a decade with Dinamo Minsk, also having abroad stints in the Netherlands (only one year) and Spain; in the early 2000s, he embarked on a coaching career. Zygmantovich represented the Soviet Union at the 1990 World Cup and later played for Belarus.

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4. Sergey Gotsmanov (b. 1959)

With an HPI of 42.40, Sergey Gotsmanov is the 4th most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Sergey Anatolyevich Gotsmanov (Belarusian: Сяргей Гоцманаў; Russian: Серге́й Анатольевич Гоцманов; born 27 March 1959) is a former Belarusian footballer who played as midfielder for the USSR in the 1980s.

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5. Artem Milevskiy (b. 1985)

With an HPI of 41.30, Artem Milevskiy is the 5th most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 35 different languages.

Artem Volodymyrovych Milevskyi (also transliterated Milevskyy, Ukrainian: Артем Володимирович Мілевський, Belarusian: Арцём Уладзіміравіч Мілеўскі; born 12 January 1985) is a Ukrainian former professional footballer who played as a second striker.Milevskyi is known both for his technical ability and physicality which allows him to play with a quicker forward. He holds a degree of Master of Sports of Ukraine, International Class (2005). He was also a Ukrainian international, earning 50 caps and representing his country at 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. Milevskyi is a brother of Belarusian female tennis player Ksenia Milevskaya.

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6. Sergei Borovsky (b. 1956)

With an HPI of 39.75, Sergei Borovsky is the 6th most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Sergei Vladimirovich Borovsky (Russian: Серге́й Владимирович Боровский; Belarusian: Сяргей Уладзіміравіч Бароўскі) (born 29 January 1956) is a football coach and former player.

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7. Alyaksandr Khatskevich (b. 1973)

With an HPI of 39.08, Alyaksandr Khatskevich is the 7th most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Alyaksandr Khatskevich (Belarusian: Аляксандр Хацкевіч, born 19 October 1973) is a Belarusian professional football manager and former player who was most recently in charge of Polish club Zagłębie Sosnowiec.

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8. Valyantsin Byalkevich (1973 - 2014)

With an HPI of 37.68, Valyantsin Byalkevich is the 8th most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Valyantsin Byalkevich (Belarusian: Валянцін Бялькевіч; 27 January 1973 – 1 August 2014), also referred to as Valiantsin Bialkevich, was a Belarusian professional footballer who played as a midfielder for the Belarus national team. He spent the majority of his career with Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv, where he was predominantly used as a playmaker, and was part of the team that reached the semi-finals of 1998–99 UEFA Champions League.

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9. Vitali Kutuzov (b. 1980)

With an HPI of 37.66, Vitali Kutuzov is the 9th most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Vitali Vladimirovich Kutuzov (Belarusian: Віталь Уладзіміравіч Кутузаў; born 20 March 1980) is a Belarusian former professional footballer who played as a forward.

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10. Sergei Gurenko (b. 1972)

With an HPI of 37.18, Sergei Gurenko is the 10th most famous Belarusian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Sergei Vitalyevich Gurenko (or Syarhey Hurenka; Belarusian: Сяргей Віталевіч Гурэнка, IPA: [sʲarˈɣʲɛj vʲiˈtalʲɛvʲid͡ʐ ɣuˈrɛnka]; Russian: Серге́й Вита́льевич Гуре́нко, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej vʲɪˈtalʲjɪvʲɪdʑ ɡʊˈrʲenkə]; born 30 September 1972) is a Belarusian football coach and former player who was a regular in the Belarus national team for nearly 12 years.

People

Pantheon has 31 people classified as Belarusian soccer players born between 1956 and 1995. Of these 31, 29 (93.55%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living Belarusian soccer players include Sergei Aleinikov, Alexander Hleb, and Andrei Zygmantovich. The most famous deceased Belarusian soccer players include Valyantsin Byalkevich, and Maksim Tsyhalka. As of April 2024, 1 new Belarusian soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Yevgeny Yablonsky.

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