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Aleksandr Hleb

Aleksandr Hleb

The leading Belarusian footballer of his generation, Aleksandr Hleb has enjoyed high-profile exposure at club level with VfB Stuttgart, Arsenal FC and FC Barcelona. A swift, effective ball carrier who glides past opponents, he can operate either as a winger or in a more central berth.

• Born in Minsk, he signed for FC BATE Borisov aged 17 and won the Belarusian title in his first season (1999), making 13 appearances (all but one as a substitute) and scoring once.

• Joined Stuttgart – along with younger brother Vyacheslav − in summer 2000 and made Bundesliga debut against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in September that year; became regular first-teamer in 2001/02 under coach Felix Magath and also a Belarusian international, making debut in team's final 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier, a 1-0 defeat in Wales.

• Five years with Stuttgart peaked with Bundesliga runners-up spot in 2002/03 and UEFA Champions League last-16 place in 2003/04; joined Arsenal in 2005.

• Injury delayed his impact in England but Hleb played in 2006 UEFA Champions League final against Barcelona and went on to make 130 appearances for the Gunners, scoring ten goals and enjoying an excellent 2007/08 campaign.

• Joined Barcelona as replacement for Ronaldinho but only peripheral figure in Catalan club's historic treble success; sent back to Stuttgart on season-long loan in July 2009 and made positive start with crucial goal in UEFA Champions League qualifier versus FC Timişoara.

Did you know?
Hleb was voted Belarusian footballer of the year six times in seven years from 2002 to 2008.

Last updated: 27/01/10 20.56CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/05/2014 08:24 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-4SpainSpain9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-0GeorgiaGeorgia9000
03.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundEstoniaEstonia0-2BelarusBelarus1800
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland1-0BelarusBelarus9000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus1-1FinlandFinland9000
16.07.2013UEFA Champions LeagueSecond qualifying roundBATEBATE0-1ShakhterShakhter4600
23.07.2013UEFA Champions LeagueSecond qualifying roundShakhterShakhter1-0BATEBATE7500
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelarusBelarus1-1MontenegroMontenegro5600
06.09.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelarusBelarus3-1KirghizistanKirghizistan4600
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-4FranceFrance9000
27.01.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1KonyasporKonyaspor8100
02.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor3-0SivassporSivasspor7900
07.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa1-3KonyasporKonyaspor8200
17.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-3ElazığsporElazığspor9000
23.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği2-2KonyasporKonyaspor9010
02.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundBulgariaBulgaria2-1BelarusBelarus4600
08.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor1-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
16.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-1GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
22.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-2KonyasporKonyaspor9001
29.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-0GalatasarayGalatasaray8600
05.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor1-1KonyasporKonyaspor2400
11.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
20.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor3-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
27.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor4-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
03.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor2-2KonyasporKonyaspor9000
11.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor3-0KayserisporKayserispor9010

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Aleksandr Hleb
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 01/05/1981 (32)
  • Country: Belarus
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Konyaspor ( TUR)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Third round)
    23/11/00: Feyenoord 2-2 Stuttgart
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    16/09/97: Belarus 1-3 Norway

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Belarus U-21173
Belarus U-1830
Belarus U-1620

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 12/09/2013 10:28 CET
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