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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: 05/05/2016 02:07 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageBelarusBelarus6-1TajikistanTajikistan4600
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundFYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia1-2BelarusBelarus8701
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRussiaRussia4-2BelarusBelarus9000
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-1SpainSpain8900
18.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsBATEBATE1-0PartizanPartizan8600
26.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsPartizanPartizan2-1BATEBATE7500
05.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-1BelarusBelarus8600
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-0LuxembourgLuxembourg5800
16.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLeverkusenLeverkusen4-1BATEBATE3000
29.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBATEBATE3-2RomaRoma1800
04.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBarcelonaBarcelona3-0BATEBATE3000
24.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBATEBATE1-1LeverkusenLeverkusen7300
09.12.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageRomaRoma0-0BATEBATE9000
17.01.2016Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor2-3GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği7100
24.01.2016Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-0AntalyasporAntalyaspor000
08.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa0-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği7500
13.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği2-0BursasporBursaspor5600
22.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği6700
28.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği3-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
05.03.2016Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor0-2GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği8000
19.03.2016Turkish Super LeagueOsmanlısporOsmanlıspor3-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği8000
02.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği0-1KonyasporKonyaspor3900
18.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği3-1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor1900
25.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor1-3GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği800
30.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği0-0İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir100

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Aleksandr Hleb
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 01/05/1981 (35)
  • Country: Belarus
  • Squad number: 13
  • Club: Gençlerbirliği ( TUR)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 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: 10/12/2015 01:14 CET