Return to yellow-blue team
Alexander Hleb signs contract to return to Borisov BATE
BATE’s brightest pages are connected with Hleb, including its performance in the 2012 Champions’ League: with his help, the Borisov team won a group tournament — defeating French Lille (3:1) and Munich Bavaria (3:1). Alexander has been six times acknowledged as the best Belarusian footballer and has played for the winning squad in the Champions’ League. He has played for the championship teams of Spain and Belarus, helping claim the Spanish Cup and the English League Cup. He has also aided his squad in taking silver in the German championship and bronze in the English.
Alexander Hleb is the first Belarusian footballer to play in the Champions’ League finals, having done so in 2006, for London Arsenal. In addition, he is the first Belarusian to play for the winning team of the Champions League (in 2009, for Barcelona). Since 2001, he has participated in 68 matches for the Belarusian national team, scoring six times and making 13 goal passes. Hleb is a member of the prestigious Sergey Aleinikov Club, which admits only footballers who have played at least 500 matches at top level.
By Yegor Glebov