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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: 01/07/2015 17:02 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-4SpainSpain9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-0GeorgiaGeorgia9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland1-0BelarusBelarus9000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus1-1FinlandFinland9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-4FranceFrance9000
30.08.2014Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor2-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageBelarusBelarus6-1TajikistanTajikistan4600
13.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-0BalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor9000
21.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor0-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
28.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-1ErciyessporErciyesspor9000
04.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
18.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-0İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir7800
24.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa2-0KonyasporKonyaspor2700
03.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-0KarabüksporKarabükspor9000
09.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor3-2KonyasporKonyaspor9000
23.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9002
28.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
06.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-0MersinMersin8100
13.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-5GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
20.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği5-0KonyasporKonyaspor7100
04.02.2015Turkish CupFourth roundKonyasporKonyaspor0-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği000
08.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor3-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği3700
12.02.2015Turkish CupRound of 16GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği3-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor400
16.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-2EskişehirsporEskişehirspor2500
22.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueBalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor0-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1000
28.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği0-0SivassporSivasspor1700
04.03.2015Turkish CupQuarter-finalsBursasporBursaspor1-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
07.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor2-4GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği7910
15.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe8000
22.03.2015Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir3-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundFYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia1-2BelarusBelarus8701
04.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği5-2KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9001
14.04.2015Turkish CupQuarter-finalsGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği2-3BursasporBursaspor9000
18.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor2-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği7800
26.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor000
03.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-3GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği4510
09.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği0-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
12.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
16.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği7700
22.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-2MersinMersin2500
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRussiaRussia4-2BelarusBelarus9000
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-1SpainSpain8900

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Aleksandr Hleb
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 01/05/1981 (34)
  • Country: Belarus
  • Club: Gençlerbirliği ( TUR)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • 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: 15/06/2015 01:06 CET
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