1998 Kazakhstan Premier League

The 1998 Kazakhstan Top Division was the seventh season of the Top Division, now called the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan.[1][2]

Kazakhstan Top Division
Season1998
ChampionsYelimay
RelegatedNasha Kampaniya
Bolat
Naryn
Asian Club ChampionshipIrtysh Pavlodar
Asian Cup Winners' CupKaisar-Hurricane
Matches played182
Goals scored486 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorerOleg Litvinenko (14)
1997
1999

TeamsEdit

Following the conclusion of the previous season, Aktobe and Ulytau were relegated, with Nasha Kampaniya and Naryn being promoted in their place. Prior to the start of the season, Kairat were replaced by CSKA Kairat and Avtomobilist were renamed Khimik following their move to Stepnogorsk.

Team overviewEdit

Team Location Venue Capacity
Astana Astana Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium
Batyr Ekibastuz Shakhtyor Stadium
Bolat Temirtau Metallurg Stadium
CSKA Almaty Almaty CSKA Stadium
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium
Kaisar-Hurricane Kyzylorda Gani Muratbayev Stadium
Khimik Stepnogorsk
Naryn Oral Petr Atoyan Stadium
Nasha Kampaniya Astana Locomotive Stadium
Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet Karaganda Shakhter Stadium
Taraz Taraz Central Stadium
Vostok Oskemen Vostok Stadium
Yelimay Semey Spartak Stadium
Zhiger Shymkent Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Yelimay (C) 26 20 3 3 60 20 +40 63
2 Batyr 26 18 5 3 50 17 +33 59
3 Irtysh Pavlodar 26 17 6 3 44 15 +29 57 Qualification for the Asian Club Championship
4 Kaisar-Hurricane 26 16 5 5 42 17 +25 53 Qualification for the Asian Cup Winners' Cup
5 Vostok 26 17 1 8 49 25 +24 52
6 Astana 26 15 6 5 45 22 +23 51
7 CSKA Kairat 26 13 4 9 45 32 +13 43
8 Khimik 26 7 8 11 22 33 −11 29
9 Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet 26 8 4 14 29 32 −3 28
10 Taraz 26 7 6 13 33 35 −2 27
11 Zhiger 26 6 4 16 31 49 −18 22
12 Nasha Kampaniya (R) 26 3 6 17 15 50 −35 15 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division
13 Bolat (R) 26 3 3 20 10 60 −50 12
14 Naryn (R) 26 0 3 23 11 73 −62 3
Source: kpfl.kz
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AST BAT BOL CSK IRT KSR KHI NAR NKO SHA TAR VOS YEL ZHI
Astana 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 0–1 2–0
Batyr 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 4–1 4–0 6–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Bolat 0–5 0–0 1–0 0–4 2–4 0–3 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–3 0–3 0–4 0–2
CSKA Kairat 3–3 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–0[a] 7–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 6–2
Irtysh Pavlodar 1–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–0 2–0
Kaisar-Hurricane 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 3–0[a] 5–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–0
Khimik 0–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1
Naryn 0–4 1–3 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–4 0–1 1–4 0–3
Nasha Kampaniya 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–4 1–1
Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 5–2
Taraz 1–1 1–2 5–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 4–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–0
Vostok 1–2 2–1 4–0 3–2 0–2 2–0 3–0 5–1 5–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 5–1
Yelimay 3–1 2–2 5–0 4–1 3–2 2–1 6–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–1
Zhiger 2–3 2–3 3–0 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–2
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Match awarded.

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Oleg Litvinenko Yelimay 14
2   Nurken Mazbaev Kaisar-Hurricane 13
3   Seitzhan Baibossynov Zhiger 11
4   Viktor Antonov Irtysh 10
 Konstantin Kotov Astana
6   Vitaliy Airykh Taraz 8
  Kairat Aubakirov Yelimay
  Aleksandr Miroshnichenko Yelimay

See alsoEdit

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