2012 Kazakhstan Premier League

The 2012 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 21st season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. The season was scheduled to start on 9 March 2012 and to conclude on 27 October 2012[1] Shakhter Karagandy as the defending champions having won their first league championship last year succeeded in preservation of its league title.

Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2012
ChampionsShakhter Karagandy
RelegatedSunkar
Okzhetpes
Champions LeagueShakhter Karagandy
Europa LeagueAstana
Irtysh Pavlodar
Aktobe
Matches played144
Goals scored348 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorerUlugbek Bakaev and Ihar Zyankovich (9)
Biggest home winAstana 5-0 Atyrau
Biggest away winZhetysu 1–5 Shakhter
Highest scoringZhetysu 5–2 Kaisar
2011
2013

The league was expanded from twelve to fourteen teams for this season.

Changes from 2011 seasonEdit

The league was expanded from twelve to fourteen teams for this season. This also led to a change in the competition modus. The second phase with it separate play-off groups for championship and relegation has been abolished; all teams will play a single home-and-away round-robin schedule.[citation needed]

TeamsEdit

Promoted

Relegated

Locations of teams in the 2012 Kazakhstan Premier League
Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe Aktobe Aktobe Central Stadium 13,500
Akzhayik Oral Petr Atoyan Stadium 8,320
Astana Astana Astana Arena 30,000
Atyrau Atyrau Munayshy Stadium 9,000
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Almaty Central Stadium 25,057
Kaisar Kyzylorda Gany Muratbayev Stadium 07,300
Okzhetpes Kokshetau Okzhetpes Stadium 10,000
Ordabasy Shymkent K. Munaitpasov Stadium, Shymkent 37,000
Shakhter Karagandy Shakhtyor Stadium 19,000
Sunkar Kaskelen Tauelsizdik 10 zhyldygy 02,500
Taraz Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 12,525
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 08,323
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 Shirt sponsor
Aktobe   Vladimir Mukhanov   Samat Smakov adidas
Akzhayik   Jozef Škrlík
Astana   Miroslav Beránek   Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev adidas Qazaqstan Temir Zholy
Atyrau   Yuriy Konkov   Andrei Travin adidas
Irtysh   Talgat Baisufinov   David Loria Nike ENRC
Kairat   José Pérez Serer   Ruslan Baltiev adidas KazRosGaz
Kaisar   Vladimir Nikitenko   Borut Semler adidas
Okzhetpes   Vladimir Cheburin Umbro
Ordabasy   Viktor Pasulko   Kairat Ashirbekov adidas
Shakhter   Viktor Kumykov   Andrey Finonchenko Umbro ArcelorMittal
Sunkar   Vladimir Gulyaimkhadarov
Taraz   Ljupko Petrović   Nurtas Kurgulin Nike
Tobol   Vyacheslav Grozny   Aleksandr Petukhov Erreà
Zhetysu   Slobodan Krčmarević Nike

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Kairat   John Gregory Sacked December 2011[2][3] Pre-Season   Dmitry Ogay December 2011[4]
Okzhetpes   Viktor Dohadailo 14th   Vladimir Cheburin March 2012
Astana   Oleh Protasov Resign 10th   Miroslav Beránek April 2012
Kaisar   Sergei Kogai 13th   Vladimir Nikitenko April 2012
Zhetysu   Serik Abdualiyev 13th   Slobodan Krčmarević May 9, 2012[5]
Kairat   Dmitry Ogai 10th   Jose Perez Serer

Foreign playersEdit

The number of foreign players is restricted to eight 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 Player 7 Player 8
Aktobe   Robert Primus   Lukáš Bajer   Emil Kenzhesariev   Arūnas Klimavičius   Serghei Covalciuc   Alexander Geynrikh   Marat Bikmaev   Timur Kapadze
Akzhayik   Borut Semler   Jakub Chleboun   Anatoliy Vlasichev   Pavel Černý   Miloš Stojčev   Ihar Zyankovich   Haman Sadjo   Miloš Brezinský
Astana   Nenad Erić   Christian Ebala   Foxi Kéthévoama   Filip Ivanovski   Dimitrija Lazarevski   Aleksei Belkin   Damir Kojašević
Atyrau   Đorđe Tutorić   Artyom Fomin   Fausto   Sandro   Vladimir Buač   Nivaldo   Hannes Sigurðsson   Nikola Milanković
Irtysh   Mamoutou Coulibaly   Nemanja Džodžo   Ulugbek Bakayev   Štěpán Kučera   Darko Maletić   Titi Essomba   Predrag Govedarica
Kairat   Alberto Heredia   Stuart Duff   Marko Đorđević   Josip Knežević   Souto   Óscar   Alyaksandr Bychanok
Kaisar   Nemanja Džodžo   Gradimir Crnogorac   Marjan Marković   Oleg Khromtsov   Philip Edeipo   Bojan Mamić   Dmitri Parkhachev   Karim Fachtali
Okzhetpes   Marko Milovanović   Adrian Grigoruță   Ovidiu Mendizov   Davit Chagelishvili   Arslanmyrat Amanow
Ordabasy   Andrew Mwesigwa   Aleksandar Trajković   Gueye Mansour   Artem Kasyanov   Baba Collins   Vladimir Đilas   Mohamed Arouri
Shakhter Karagandy   Gediminas Vičius   Nikola Vasiljević   Eduards Višņakovs   Andrey Paryvayew   Filip Arsenijević   Aldin Đidić   Roger Cañas
Sunkar   Stanislav Nohýnek   Rade Đokić   Goran Cvetković   Gheorghe Ovseanicov   Mantas Savėnas   Dragomir Vukobratović
Taraz   Ersin Mehmedović   Abdoulaye Diakate   Neven Vukman   Miroslav Lečić   Ognjen Krasić   Obiora Odita   Ivan Perić
Tobol   Syarhey Kantsavy   Jhonnes   Igor Bugaiov   Nenad Šljivić   Mensur Kurtiši   Vitali Volkov   Nemanja Jovanović   Sergei Strukov
Zhetysu   Tanko Dyakov   Siniša Dobrašinović   Danilo Belić   Miloš Mihajlov   Edin Junuzović   Zoran Kostić   Marko Đalović

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

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shakhter Karagandy (C) 26 17 2 7 48 15 +33 53 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Irtysh Pavlodar 26 15 6 5 46 20 +26 51 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Aktobe 26 15 5 6 44 22 +22 50
4 Taraz 26 14 4 8 32 30 +2 46
5 Astana 26 13 7 6 34 24 +10 46 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
6 Tobol 26 13 6 7 42 27 +15 45
7 Ordabasy 26 10 9 7 29 24 +5 39
8 Akzhayik 26 10 4 12 34 39 −5 34
9 Kaisar 26 8 6 12 21 33 −12 30
10 Kairat 26 7 8 11 23 34 −11 29
11 Atyrau 26 7 6 13 16 32 −16 27
12 Zhetysu 26 6 5 15 27 45 −18 23
13 Sunkar (R) 26 5 8 13 16 31 −15 23 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division
14 Okzhetpes (R) 26 3 2 21 20 56 −36 11
Source: FFK (in Russian)
Rules for classification: 1st points;
Two team tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd head-to-head record; 3rd goals difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals scored;
Multiple teams tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd goals difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Astana qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League as winner of 2012 Kazakhstan Cup.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AKT AKZ AST ATY IRT KRT KSR OKZ ORD SHA SUN TAR TOB ZHE
Aktobe 3–4 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 5–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 4–0
Akzhayik 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2
Astana 1–0 2–1 5–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–4 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0
Atyrau 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–3 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1
Irtysh Pavlodar 1–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 4–1 3–0
Kairat 0–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–0
Kaisar 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–0
Okzhetpes 1–4 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–4 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–1 1–0
Ordabasy 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 4–1
Shakhter Karagandy 2–0 3–1 0–1 4–0 0–1 4–1 3–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 5–1
Sunkar 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–0
Taraz 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–3
Tobol 2–2 6–0 3–2 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 0–1 2–1
Zhetysu 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 5–2 1–0 0–1 1–5 1–1 2–0 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 28 Oct 2012. Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals (Pen.)
1   Ulugbek Bakaev Irtysh 14 (4)
2   Tanat Nuserbaev Astana 10
  Ihar Zyankovich Akzhayik 10 (3)
4   Baurzhan Dzholchiyev Tobol 8
  Edin Junuzović Zhetysu 8
6   Mansour Gueye Ordabasy 7
  Miroslav Lečić Taraz 7
  Sergei Strukov Irtysh/Tobol 7
  Daurenbek Tazhimbetov Ordabasy 7
  Gediminas Vičius Shakhter Karagandy 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/national/kazakhstan/premier-league/2012/regular-season/
  2. ^ "John Gregory". Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Kairat football club paid John Gregori $120 000 on termination of contract". tengrinews. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Dmitry Ogay". Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  5. ^ Слободан Крчмаревич - главный тренер "Жетысу" (Slobodan Krčmarević - head coach of "Zhetysu") Archived 2012-07-10 at Archive.today. Football Federation of Kazakhstan website. May 9, 2012