2003 Kazakhstan Premier League

The 2003 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 12th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan, and took place between 12 April and 3 November.[1]

Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2003
ChampionsIrtysh Pavlodar
Top goalscorerAndrei Finonchenko (18)
2002
2004

TeamsEdit

There were 5 promoted teams to the Premier League for this season, Ekibastuzets, Batys, Dostyk, Taraz and Zhetysu. The Premier League was expanded to 17 teams before the season started and to 19 teams for the 2004 season, this mean no teams were relegated before or after the season. Before the start of the season Vostok Altyn were renamed Vostok and Dostyk became Ordabasy.

Due to failure to comply with UEFA regulations, no teams qualified for any UEFA competition.

Team overviewEdit

Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe-Lento Aktobe Central Stadium 13,200
Atyrau Atyrau Munaishy Stadium 9,500
Batys Oral Petr Atoyan Stadium 8,320
Ekibastuzets Ekibastuz Shakhtyor Stadium 6,300
Esil Kokshetau Okzhetpes Stadium 4,158
Esil Bogatyr Petropavl Karasai Stadium 11,000
Irtysh Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Central Stadium 23,804
Kaisar Kyzylorda Gany Muratbayev Stadium 7,500
Ordabasy Shymkent Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium 20,000
Shakhter Karagandy Karagandy Shakhter Stadium 20,000
Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 12,525
Tobol Kostanay Central Stadium 8,323
Vostok Oskemen Vostok Stadium 8,500
Zhenis Astana Astana Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium 12,350
Yelimay Semey Spartak Stadium
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 4,000

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Irtysh[a] (C) 32 25 3 4 59 20 +39 78
2 Tobol 32 24 4 4 55 19 +36 76
3 Zhenis Astana 32 20 4 8 65 33 +32 64
4 Atyrau[b] 32 16 5 11 48 42 +6 53
5 Aktobe-Lento 32 13 12 7 40 29 +11 51
6 Ordabasy 32 15 4 13 33 29 +4 49
7 Kairat 32 14 7 11 51 42 +9 49
8 Zhetysu 32 14 6 12 46 38 +8 48
9 Yelimay 32 12 7 13 35 35 0 43
10 Shakhter Karagandy 32 10 12 10 37 29 +8 42
11 Esil Bogatyr 32 10 6 16 42 53 −11 36
12 Taraz 32 10 4 18 35 45 −10 34
13 Kaisar 32 9 7 16 26 42 −16 34
14 Vostok 32 8 8 16 34 46 −12 32
15 Ekibastuzets 32 8 4 20 30 56 −26 28
16 Batys 32 8 2 22 25 74 −49 26
17 Esil[c] 32 4 9 19 13 42 −29 15
Source: kpfl.kz
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Irtysh were penalized with two technical losses due to fielding an in-eligible player.
  2. ^ Atyrau were penalized with a technical lose due to fielding an in-eligible player.
  3. ^ Esil were deducted 6 points due to a violation of transfer rules, whilst their last four games were awarded as technical losses due to being suspended on 23 October.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of match played 3 November 2003[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Andrei Finonchenko Shakhter 16
2   Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Tobol 16
3   Aleksandr Shatskikh Zhenis 14
  Rejepmyrat Agabaýew Atyrau
5   Alibek Buleshev Kairat 13
  Oleg Litvinenko Elimay
7   Muslim Agaýew Irtysh 11
8   Murat Tleshev Irtysh 10
  Pavel Udalov Vostok
  Dilmurat Nazarov Taraz
  Oleg Tarasov Kairat
  Valeriy Garkusha Tobol

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2003 PREMIER LEAGUE". www.kpfl.kz/ (in Russian). Football Federation of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 9 December 2015.[permanent dead link]