BATE's success at the Champions' League groupe stage brings world football stars to Minsk. HC Dynama Minsk sign top hockey players.
While the Borisov side has reached the most prestigious club competition in European football for five times on end, they are yet to have a new modern stadium.
Dynama Minsk has advanced to the play-offs of the Continental Hockey League (KHL)twice in four years but dropped out in the first rounds despite enjoying the state-of-the-art arena and substantial financial support.
The average wage of a Dynama Minsk player is 22.3 thousand dollars a month.
The highest salary in BATE (excluding former Arsenal and Barceona man Aleksandr Hleb) is 19 thousand dollars a month (Vital Radzivonau), goals.by reports.
18 out of 26 Dynama players hold Belarus passports. Some Belarusian players are not in the main squad, so it seems like the club counts on foreigners more.
Only 3 out of 26 BATE players are foreign nationals. Experts praise BATE for such a small number of internationals.
The example of BATE (one of the poorest teams in the Champions League) and Dynama Minsk proves once again that money is not always everything a club needs.