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Viktor Goncharenko

Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 18.16CET
FC Kuban Krasnodar
Viktor Goncharenko
Kuban coach Viktor Goncharenko ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 18.16CET

Viktor Goncharenko

FC Kuban Krasnodar

Date of birth: 10 June 1977
Nationality: Belarusian
Playing career: FC RUOR Minsk, FC BATE Borisov
Coaching career: FC BATE Borisov, FC Kuban Krasnodar

• His career as a BATE defender ended at 25 because of ruptured left knee ligaments, Goncharenko immediately switched to coaching, taking over the club's reserves and guiding them to second-placed finishes in 2005 and 2006 before graduating to become assistant to head coach Igor Kriushenko.

• In 2007 he replaced Kriushenko on a temporary basis when the latter developed health problems and guided BATE to five wins in his six matches in charge.

• When Kriushenko departed for FC Dinamo Minsk that November Goncharenko got his big break with the newly-crowned champions; won the first of four successive league titles with BATE in 2008, adding a domestic double in 2010, with the coach – who lifted the 1999 and 2002 titles as a player – also feted as his nation's coach of the year in all three seasons.

• Reached the UEFA Europa League group stage in the following two campaigns, going on to the round of 32 in 2010/11. Added another league title in 2011 and took BATE into the UEFA Champions League group stage again, achieving another notable draw against AC Milan. BATE returned to the group stage for the third time in five seasons in 2012/13, beating eventual winners FC Bayern München and LOSC Lille.

• Won the 2012 Belarusian title but elected to take charge of Russia side Kuban in October 2013, saying: "Six years of coaching in one place is a long time. Now's it time to part ways."

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