Slavia

Founded In
1987
Location
Mazyr (Mozyr), Belarus

Slavia

About Slavia

Football Club Slavia-Mozyr, known more simply as Slavia, was first established in 1987 under the name Polesie Mozyr. Since Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union, Slavia have emerged as one of the country's most popular and most successful teams, winning a number of trophies at domestic level. However, the club have also endured their share of hard times and suffered a relegation from the Premier League to the First League in 2005.

Over the years, the club have operated under a number of different names, including FC MPKC Mozyr. After their relegation, the team suffered financial problems and eventually merged with ZLiN Gomel in 2006. As a result, they became known as FC Mozyr-ZLiN. A year later, the name changed again, to FC Mozyr, before the current name was adopted in 2008.

The 1996 season marked the side's first major success, as they completed a Premier League and Belarusian Cup double. In 1999, they finished as runners up in both competitions, before completing a second league and cup double in 2000. As a result of these four major domestic trophies, the club currently rank as the third most successful team since the Premier League was founded, behind BATE Borisov and Dinamo Minsk. In both the 1997-98 and 2001-02 seasons, Slavia competed in the qualification rounds of the UEFA Champions League, but were unable to reach the group stage on either occasion.

Notable players to play for the side in the past include names like Sergey Yaromko, Valery Strypeykis and Raman Vasilyuk. While competing for the side in the 2000, Raman Vasilyuk scored 31 goals, which remains a league record total for a single season.

Slavia's home matches are played at Yunost Stadium, which first opened its doors back in 1992. The venue is currently capable of holding up to 5,353 supporters.

Belarus
Premier League