Dinamo Brest

Founded In
Brest, Belarus

Dinamo Brest

About Dinamo Brest

Football Club Dinamo Brest was first established in the city of Brest back in 1960. Over the years, the team have operated under several other names, including Bug Brest during the 1970s; a name which was taken from the nearby Bug River. Although they are not amongst the most successful teams in Belarus, they have occasionally competed for major honours.

Prior to Belarus gaining independence from the Soviet Union, Dinamo Brest competed in the Soviet league system. The team spent most of its history in the country's third tier, but made occasional appearances in the second tier. Then, in 1992, Dinamo Brest became a founding member of the Belarusian Premier League, where they have remained ever since, making them one of only four sides to compete in every Premier League campaign.

The league's inaugural season in 1992 brought about Dinamo Brest's best ever league performance, as they finished in third place. Since that time, the team have struggled to find consistent league form and have often battled near the bottom of the division. The club's greatest individual success came in the 2006-07 Belarusian Cup, where Dinamo Brest defeated BATE Borisov in the final of the competition, via a penalty shootout. As a result of their cup win, the team were able to enter the UEFA Cup in 2007-08, marking their debut in a major continental competition in the process. Unfortunately, they fell at the first hurdle, losing to Latvian side, Liepajas Metalurgs.

Belarusian international, Raman Vasilyuk, is perhaps the team's best-known former player. Other notable talents from the club's past include Dzmitry Mazalewski, Vitali Kirilko and Vadzim Boyka.

Dinamo Brest play their home matches at the Regional Sport Complex Brestskiy, which was built in 1937. The venue has been known by several other names over the years, including Spartak Stadium and Dinamo Stadium. It was rebranded with its current name in 1999, after a major renovation. The stadium's capacity currently stands at 10,060.