2008 Kazakhstan Premier League

The 2008 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 17th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan, and took place between 8 March and 5 November.[1][2]

Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2008
ChampionsAktobe
Champions LeagueAktobe
UEFA CupTobol
Irtysh Pavlodar
Okzhetpes
Top goalscorerAlexandru Golban (13)
Murat Tleshev (13)
2007
2009

TeamsEdit

For the 2007 season, Megasport and Energetik were promoted to the Premier League, replacing Taraz and Ekibastuzets, who had been thrown out of the league for Match fixing,[3]

Team overviewEdit

Locations of teams in the 2008 Kazakhstan Premier League
Team Manager Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe   Vladimir Mukhanov Aktobe Central Stadium 13,200
Almaty   Bernd Storck Almaty Central Stadium 23,804
Astana   Vyacheslav Ledovskih Astana Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium 12,350
Atyrau   Sergey Andreyev Atyrau Munaishy Stadium 9,500
Energetic-2   Vladimir Linchevskiy Ekibastuz Shakhter 6,300
Esil Bogatyr   Evgeny Yarovenko Petropavl Karasai Stadium 11,000
Irtysh   Oirat Saduov Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat   Vakhid Masudov Almaty Central Stadium 23,804
Kaisar   Vladimir Nikitenko Kyzylorda Gani Muratbayev Stadium 7,000
Megasport   Vladimir Gulyamkhaidarov Almaty Central Stadium 23,804
Okzhetpes   Viktor Rymar Kokshetau Okzhetpes Stadium 4,158
Ordabasy   Jovica Nikolić Shymkent Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium 20,000
Shakhter Karagandy   Ivan Azovskiy Karagandy Shakhter Stadium 20,000
Tobol   Dmitriy Ogai Kostanay Central Stadium 8,323
Vostok   Oleksandr Holokolosov Oskemen Vostok Stadium 8,500
Zhetysu   Ilie Karp Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 4,000

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Incoming manager
Almaty   Marco Bragonje Sacked   Bernd Storck
Astana   Aleksandr Irkhin Sacked   Vyacheslav Ledovskih
Atyrau   Sergei Volgin Sacked   Sergey Andreyev
Energetik-2   Valeriy Zhuravlev Mutual consent   Vladimir Linchevskiy
Megasport   Ravil Ramazanov Mutual consent   Vladimir Gulyamkhaidarov
Okzhetpes   Vyacheslav Ledovskih Signed by Astana   Viktor Rymar
Ordabasy   Bauyrzhan Baimukhammedov Mutual consent   Jovica Nikolić
Shakhter Karagandy   Revaz Dzodzuashvili Mutual consent   Ivan Azovskiy (caretaker)
Zhetysu   Eduard Glazunov Mutual consent   Ilie Karp

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Aktobe (C) 30 20 7 3 61 18 +43 67[a] Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Tobol 30 20 7 3 58 21 +37 67[a] Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
3 Irtysh Pavlodar 30 18 8 4 58 28 +30 62 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
4 Kaisar 30 13 10 7 29 22 +7 49
5 Megasport[b] 30 12 6 12 33 38 −5 42
6 Zhetysu 30 11 8 11 28 27 +1 41
7 Shakhter Karagandy[c] 29 11 13 5 41 26 +15 37
8 Alma-Ata[b] 30 10 7 13 33 39 −6 37
9 Okzhetpes[b] 30 10 5 15 32 48 −16 35 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
10 Kairat[d] (R) 30 9 10 11 25 28 −3 34 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division[e]
11 Astana[f] (R) 30 8 11 11 37 33 +4 32 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division[g]
12 Ordabasy 30 7 9 14 25 44 −19 30
13 Esil Bogatyr 30 4 12 14 21 42 −21 24[h]
14 Energetik-2 (R) 30 5 8 17 21 43 −22 23 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division
15 Atyrau[b] 30 3 10 17 22 54 −32 19
Vostok[c] 29 10 5 14 35 48 −13 35[h]
Source: kff.kz (in Russian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd overall wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Championship was decided in a decision game.
  2. ^ a b c d Alma-Ata declared their withdrawal from the league in December 2008. As a consequence, Atyrau were spared from relegation.[4] Subsequently, Alma-Ata and Megasport officials announced that the two clubs have merged to a new team called "Lokomotiv" and expressed their will to move to Astana.[5] Lokomotiv also inherited Alma-Ata's 2009–10 UEFA Europa League spot earned through Kazakhstan Cup 2008.[6] However, Lokomotiv were eventually denied the UEFA License for competing in Europa League due to legal difficulties when creating the new club. Thereby, the potential candidates for one spot left in Europa League were Kaisar, Zhetysu, Shakhter and Okzhetpes. Kaisar and Shakhter were, however, denied a license and Zhetysu eventually withdrew from Europe due to financial difficulties. That left Okzhetpes as the third Europa League participant from Kazakhstan.[7]
  3. ^ a b On 2 October 2008, the FFK revisited their decisions upon Shakhter and Vostok for playing a fixed match from 16 September 2008.[8] Shakhter were docked nine points while Vostok were immediately expelled from the competition. The result of the game in question has been cancelled and all remaining Vostok games were counted as won by 3–0 for their opponents. The expulsion of Vostok from Kazakhstan Cup 2008 has been revoked.[9]
  4. ^ Kairat were docked three points for not paying back existing debts in a timely manner.[10]
  5. ^ On 20 January 2009, Kairat handed a letter to the FFK citing they will voluntarily withdraw from the Kazakhstan Premier League due to financial reasons. They are eligible for competing in the First Division.[11]
  6. ^ Astana were docked three points[12] for not paying transfer money to Okzhetpes and Alma-Ata, and for not paying salary to former manager Aleksandr Irkhin.
  7. ^ On 20 January 2009, Astana withdrew from 2009 season due to unpaid debts. They do not compete on a professional level, but keep their youth academy.[13]
  8. ^ a b On 16 November 2008 FFK board decided not to change the competition format for the 2009 season, what meant that it would feature the same number of teams (16). Since there were four teams originally scheduled to be relegated at the end of the season, the board decided to save from relegation Esil Bogatyr (due to higher number of points) and Vostok (due to importance of the team for the development of football in the East region of Kazakhstan).[14] However, after two withdrawals the 2009 season features 14 teams.

Golden matchEdit

Because Aktobe and Tobol were tied on points and number of wins after the regular season, they played out the championship in a decision game.

Aktobe1 – 1 (aet)Tobol
Smakov   69' (pen.) Report
(in Russian)
Golban   49'
Penalties
4 – 2
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Khisamutdinov (Pavlodar)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AKT ALM AST ATY ENE ESB IRT KRT KSR MEG OKZ ORD SHA TOB VOS ZHE
Aktobe 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–3 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 5–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–0
Almaty 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–1 1–2 3–3 1–3 0–1 2–2
Astana 1–0 3–0 7–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–3 0–1 0–0 0–0
Atyrau 2–4 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–3 0–0 0–2 2–2 0–5 1–4 1–0
Energetik-2 2–4 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0
Esil Bogatyr 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–1
Irtysh Pavlodar 0–0 1–0 5–2 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–0
Kairat 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–0[a] 3–1
Kaisar 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–1
Megasport 0–3 0–1 0–3[b] 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 5–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–0[a] 0–3[b]
Okzhetpes 0–3[c] 0–2 2–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–3[c] 2–0
Ordabasy 1–4 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–0
Shakhter Karagandy 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 5–0 2–2 3–0[c] 2–1 1–0 XXX[d] 1–0
Tobol 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 6–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0[a] 2–0
Vostok 0–3[a] 2–0 0–3[a] 0–0 1–0 8–2 0–3[a] 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–3[a] 3–3 1–1 0–2 0–3[a]
Zhetysu 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0
Source: kff.kz (in Russian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h The games have been counted as lost with a score of 3–0 for Vostok because of their participation in a fixed game with Shakhter.[9]
  2. ^ a b The games Megasport vs. Zhetysu (Round 1, 2–1) and Megasport vs. Astana (Round 2, 0–0) were awarded against Megasport because they fielded two ineligible players.[15]
  3. ^ a b c The games Okzhetpes vs. Vostok (Round 1, 1–1), Okzhetpes vs. Aktobe (Round 2, 2–2) and Shakhter vs. Okzhetpes (Round 3, 2–1) were awarded against Okzhetpes because of unknown reasons.[15]
  4. ^ The result of the game (Shakhter 2–1 Vostok) has been discarded.[9]

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of match played 5 November 2008[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Alexandru Golban Tobol 13
  Murat Tleshev Irtysh
3   Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Tobol 12
4   Marat Khairullin Aktobe 11
5   Georgi Daskalov Irtysh 10
  Maksat Baizhanov Kaisar
  Aleksandr Savin Astana

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2008 PREMIER LEAGUE". www.kpfl.kz/ (in Russian). Football Federation of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 18 December 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ СТАТУС КОМАНД ПЕРЕД СЕЗОНОМ-2008 Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  3. ^ Околофутбол. www.sports.kz/ (in Russian). sports.kz. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  4. ^ Атырау в Премьер Лиге[permanent dead link] (in Russian)
  5. ^ "Almaty pair consolidate to accumulate". Uefa.com. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  6. ^ НОВЫЕ ИМЕНА[permanent dead link] (in Russian)
  7. ^ Окжетпес примет участие в Лиге Европы Archived 2009-06-04 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  8. ^ Состоялось заседание Контрольно-Дисциплинарного комитета Федерации Футбола Казахстана. Archived 2008-09-19 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  9. ^ a b c Состоялось заседание Апелляционного комитета Федерации Футбола Казахстана. Archived 2008-10-06 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  10. ^ С ФК "Кайрат" снято три очка. Archived 2009-04-21 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  11. ^ "Кайрат" хочет играть в первой лиге. Archived 2011-10-03 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  12. ^ С "Астаны" снято три очка. Archived 2011-10-03 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  13. ^ "Astana fall short of Kazakh requirements". Uefa.com. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  14. ^ В Алматы прошла пресс-конференция, посвященная решениям, принятым Исполкомом ФФК 16 ноября на своем заседании. Archived 2008-12-21 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  15. ^ a b "Kazakhstan 2008". rsssf.com. 2010-08-11. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2010-12-04.

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