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The 2011 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 20th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. The season began on 6 March 2011 and ended on 29 October 2011.[1] Tobol were the defending champions having won their first league championship last year.

Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2011
ChampionsShakhter
RelegatedVostok
Champions LeagueShakhter
Europa LeagueZhetysu
Aktobe
Ordabasy
Matches played196
Goals scored485 (2.47 per match)
Biggest home winAktobe 6–1 Kaisar
Irtysh 5–0 Astana
Astana 6–1 Kairat
Aktobe 7-2 Irtysh
Biggest away winVostok 0–4 Ordabasy
Kaisar 0-4 Zhetysu
Highest scoringAktobe 7-2 Irtysh
2010
2012

As in the 2010 season, the competition was completed in two stages, with all twelve clubs playing twice against each other before splitting up into two groups of six teams each, according to their position after 22 matches. However, all earned points after the first stage will be halved this time, with any odd numbers of points being rounded up.[2]Shakhter won the championship, the teams' first title.[3]

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TeamsEdit

Akzhayik and FC Okzhetpes were relegated to the Kazakhstan First Division at the end of last season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. Akzhayik returned to the Kazakhstan First Division after just one season, while Okzhetpes eventually had to leave the Kazakh top league after 15 seasons.

The relegated teams will be replaced by First Division champions Vostok and Kaisar. Both clubs returned to the league after one-year absences.

In further changes, Lokomotiv Astana renamed themselves FC Astana on 20 May 2011.[4]

Locations of teams in the 2011 Kazakhstan Premier League
Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe Aktobe Aktobe Central Stadium 13,500
Astana Astana Astana Arena 30,000
Atyrau Atyrau Munayshy Stadium 08,660
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Almaty Central Stadium 25,057
Kaisar Kyzylorda Gany Muratbayev Stadium 07,300
Ordabasy Shymkent K. Munaitpasov Stadium, Shymkent 37,000
Shakhter Karagandy Shakhtyor Stadium 19,000
Taraz Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 12,525
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 08,323
Vostok Oskemen Vostok Stadium 08,500
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 04,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer[citation needed] Shirt sponsor[citation needed]
Aktobe   Vladimir Mukhanov   Samat Smakov Adidas
Astana   Holger Fach   Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Adidas Qazaqstan Temir Zholy
Atyrau   Ramiz Mammadov   Andrei Travin Adidas
Irtysh   Talgat Baisufinov   David Loria Nike ENRC
Kairat   John Gregory   Ruslan Baltiev Adidas KazRosGaz
Kaisar   Algimantas Liubinskas   Borut Semler Adidas
Ordabasy   Viktor Pasulko   Kairat Ashirbekov Adidas
Shakhter   Viktor Kumykov   Andrey Finonchenko Umbro ArcelorMittal
Taraz   Vait Talgayev   Nurtas Kurgulin Nike
Tobol   Sergei Petrenko   Aleksandr Petukhov Erreà
Vostok   Oleksandr Holokolosov   Renat Abdulin Adidas
Zhetysu   Serik Abdualiyev   Aidar Kumisbekov Nike

Foreign playersEdit

The number of foreign players is restricted to six per KPL team. A team can use only five foreign players on the field in each game.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6
Aktobe   Darko Maletić   Emil Kenzhesariyev   Malick Mané   Vladimir Đilas   Zoran Kostić   Robert Primus
Astana   Bobi Božinovski   Anatolie Doroș   Igor Bugaiov   Dragan Bogavac   Nenad Erić   Aleksei Belkin
Atyrau   Javier Leon   Nivaldo   Kiran Bechan   Sylvano Comvalius   Bojan Trkulja
Irtysh   Georgi Daskalov   Sergei Ivanov   Mamoutou Coulibaly   Predrag Govedarica   Milan Nikolić   Marko Balažič
Kairat   Pavel Kirylchyk   Deyan Hristov   Stéphane Kingue Mpondo   Yossi Shekel   Artyom Fomin   Marko Đorđević
Kaisar   Ivan Perić   Borut Semler   Philip Edeipo   Gradimir Crnogorac
Ordabasy   Vagner   Baba Collins   Aleksandar Trajković   Andrew Mwesigwa   Artem Kasyanov
Shakhter Karagandy   Aldin Đidić   Nikola Vasiljević   Gediminas Vičius   Viorel Frunză   Dušan Petronijević
Taraz   Damir Memišević   Abdoulaye Diakate   Miloš Adamović   Danilo Belić   Nemanja Jovanović
Tobol   Robert Zebelyan   Nenad Šljivić   Samir Bekrić   Vitali Volkov
Vostok   Otar Khizaneishvili   Ruslan Bidnenko   Ihor Buryak   Oleksandr Zgura
Zhetysu   Arūnas Klimavičius   Marko Đalović   Ivan Cvetković   Miloš Mihajlov

In bold: Players that have been capped for their national team.

First stageEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zhetysu 22 15 4 3 39 16 +23 49 Qualified for championship group
2 Astana[a] 22 13 6 3 35 19 +16 45
3 Shakhter Karagandy 22 13 3 6 35 20 +15 42
4 Aktobe 22 12 5 5 39 19 +20 41
5 Irtysh Pavlodar 22 11 3 8 38 34 +4 36
6 Ordabasy 22 8 7 7 28 19 +9 31
7 Tobol 22 8 3 11 30 28 +2 27 Qualified for relegation group
8 Taraz 22 6 3 13 15 24 −9 21
9 Kairat 22 5 5 12 20 37 −17 20
10 Atyrau 22 4 8 10 15 30 −15 20
11 Vostok 22 3 9 10 15 32 −17 18
12 Kaisar 22 4 4 14 13 44 −31 16
Updated to match(es) played on 3 August 2011. Source: kff.kz (in Russian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd overall wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored. The winners of the 2011 Kazakhstan Cup competition will qualify for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
Notes:
  1. ^ Astana began the season as "Lokomotiv Astana" before being renamed in May 2011.[4]

ResultsEdit

During these matches, each team played each other team twice (once at home and once away).

Home \ Away AKT AST ATY IRT KRT KSR ORD SHA TAR TOB VOS ZHE
Aktobe 0–0 2–0 7–2 3–0 6–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–1
Astana 1–0 3–2 0–0 6–1 5–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–2
Atyrau 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–4 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–0
Irtysh Pavlodar 2–3 5–0 3–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–1 2–3
Kairat 3–0 2–3 2–0 1–3 0–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Kaisar 0–2 2–4 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 0–4
Ordabasy 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
Shakhter Karagandy 1–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 4–2 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–3
Taraz 0–2 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–1
Tobol 1–2 0–1 0–0 4–1 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–0
Vostok 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 0–4 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0
Zhetysu 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 4–1 3–0
Source: kff.kz (in Russian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stageEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shakhter Karagandy (C) 32 19 6 7 52 29 +23 42 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Zhetysu 32 19 5 8 51 27 +24 38 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
3 Aktobe 32 15 9 8 53 31 +22 34
4 Astana[b] 32 16 7 9 50 37 +13 33
5 Irtysh Pavlodar 32 15 5 12 50 50 0 32
6 Ordabasy 32 11 10 11 41 36 +5 28 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
7 Tobol 32 14 3 15 48 44 +4 32
8 Kaisar 32 10 5 17 29 53 −24 27
9 Taraz 32 10 5 17 30 39 −9 25
10 Atyrau 32 8 10 14 28 43 −15 24
11 Kairat 32 8 8 16 30 49 −19 22
12 Vostok (R) 32 5 11 16 23 47 −24 17 Relegation to 2012 Kazakhstan First Division
Updated to match(es) played on 29 October 2011. 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 The winners of the 2011 Kazakhstan Cup competition will qualify for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ Astana began the season as "Lokomotiv Astana" before being renamed in May 2011.[4]

ResultsEdit

During these matches, each team played every other team in their half of the table twice (once at home and once away).

Top goalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" Футбольный сезон-2011 стартует 2 марта. [The 2011 football season will begin on 2 March.] (in Russian). Football Federation of Kazakhstan. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "The Board of the Football Federation of Kazakhstan has made significant changes to the Rules". Football Federation of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Shakhter Karagandy claim first Kazakh title". UEFA. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Archived copy" ФК «Локомотив» переименован в ФК «Астана». official website (in Russian). Kazakhstan Football Federation. Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Федерация Футбола Казахстана. Kazakhstan Premier League (in Russian). 6 April 2011.

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