2013 Kazakhstan Premier League

The 2013 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 22nd season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. The season began on 9 March 2013 and ended on 2 November. Shakhter Karagandy were the defending champions, having won their second league championship the previous year.

Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2013
ChampionsAktobe
RelegatedVostok
Akzhayik
Champions LeagueAktobe
Europa LeagueAstana
Kairat
Shakhter Karagandy
Matches played134
Goals scored298 (2.22 per match)
Top goalscorerBelarus Igor Zenkovich
(Shakhter Karagandy, 15 goals)
Biggest home winTobol 5–1 Astana (R1)
Akzhayik 4–0 Atyrau (R11)
Zhetysu 5–1 Akzhayik (R17)
Shakhter 4–0 Akzhayik (R22)
Biggest away winZhetysu 1–4 Tobol (R11)
Highest scoringKairat 3–3 Zhetysu (R1)
Tobol 5–1 Astana (R1)
Kairat 4–2 Tobol (R5)
Ordabasy 4–2 Akzhayik (R8)
Zhetysu 5–1 Akzhayik (R17)
2012
2014

Changes from 2012 seasonEdit

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

TeamsEdit

For the 2013 season, the league changed from 14 teams to 12, meaning the bottom two teams from the previous season, Sunkar and Okzhetpes, along with Kaisar were relegated to the Kazakhstan First Division with only Vostok, the second place team, gaining promotion.

Team overviewEdit

Locations of teams in the 2013 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 Munaishy Stadium 9,000
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Almaty Central Stadium 25,057
Ordabasy Shymkent Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium 37,000
Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter 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 Shirt sponsor
Aktobe   Vladimir Nikitenko   Petr Badlo adidas
Akzhayik   Ljupko Petrović   Ruslan Khairov Puma
Astana   Ioan Andone   Kairat Nurdauletov adidas Qazaqstan Temir Zholy
Atyrau   Miodrag Radulović   Valentin Chureev adidas
Irtysh   Talgat Baisufinov   Sergei Ivanov adidas ENRC
Kairat   Vladimír Weiss   Kyril Shestakov Nike KazRosGaz
Ordabasy   Vakhid Masudov   Kairat Ashirbekov adidas TAU
Shakhter   Viktor Kumykov   Andrey Finonchenko Nike
Taraz   Arno Pijpers   Vitali Yevstigneyev adidas
Tobol   Sergei Maslenov   Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev adidas
Vostok   Vladimir Fomichyov   Roman Nesterenko Umbro
Zhetysu   Omari Tetradze   Zahar Korobov adidas

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Kairat   José Pérez Serer End of contract November 2012 Pre-Season   Vladimír Weiss November 2012
Ordabasy   Viktor Pasulko End of contract November 2012 Pre-Season   Vakhid Masudov December 2012
Aktobe   Vladimir Mukhanov Resign November 2012 Pre-Season   Vladimir Nikitenko December 2012
Atyrau   Yuri Skates End of contract November 2012 Pre-Season   Miodrag Radulović December 2012
Akzhayik   Jozef Škrlík End of contract November 2012 Pre-Season   Poghos Galstyan February 2013
Vostok   Paul Evteev December 2012 Pre-Season   Vladimir Fomichyov December 2012
Tobol   Vyacheslav Hrozny End of contract December 2012 Pre-Season   Sergei Maslenov December 2012
Zhetysu   Slobodan Krčmarević Sacked December 2012 Pre-Season   Omari Tetradze February 2013

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   Petr Badlo   Robert Primus   Robert Arzumanyan   Serghei Covalciuc   Timur Kapadze   Sergei Davydov
Akzhayik   Jakub Chleboun   Pavel Černý   Haman Sadjo
Astana   Nenad Erić   Foxi Kéthévoama   Patrick Twumasi   Blažo Igumanović   Damir Kojašević   Zelão   Cícero
Atyrau   Jovan Golić   George Peikrishvili   Artyom Fomin   Miloš Stojčev   Đorđe Tutorić   Nenad Injac   Robert Alviž   Nikola Milanković
Irtysh   Nemanja Džodžo   Alyaksandr Kulchy   Predrag Govedarica   Mamoutou Coulibaly   Sergei Strukov   Ulugbek Bakayev   Štěpán Kučera   Kamoliddin Murzoev
Kairat   Daniel Addo   Stuart Duff   Josip Knežević   Alexei Eremenko   Ľubomír Michalík   Momodou Ceesay   Artur Yedigaryan
Ordabasy   Andrew Mwesigwa   Gueye Mansour   Artem Kasyanov   Davit Chagelishvili   Andrezinho   Edin Junuzović   Baba Collins   Mohamed Arouri
Shakhter Karagandy   Gediminas Vičius   Nikola Vasiljević   Andrey Paryvayew   Aldin Đidić   Gevorg Ghazaryan   Ihar Zyankovich   Aleksandar Simčević   Roger Cañas
Taraz   Ersin Mehmedović   Abdoulaye Diakate   Nikolai Nesterenko   Miroslav Lečić   Vukašin Tomić   Titi Essomba   Marko Ranđelović   Obiora Odita
Tobol   Jhonnes   Mensur Kurtiši   Nenad Šljivić   Igor Bugaiov   Vitali Volkov   Aleksandr Alumona   Nikola Tonev   Ognjen Krasić
Vostok   Martin Komárek   Radanfah Abu Bakr   Ramón Sánchez   Ebrima Sohna   Walter Moore   Papa Niang
Zhetysu   Mehmedalija Čović   Davron Ergashev   Shavkat Salomov   Ruslan Melziddinov   Arūnas Klimavičius   Marko Đalović   Ivan Perić

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

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Aktobe 22 14 5 3 30 12 +18 47 Qualification for the championship round
2 Astana 22 12 5 5 35 24 +11 41
3 Shakhter Karagandy 22 10 5 7 31 23 +8 35
4 Irtysh Pavlodar 22 9 7 6 24 20 +4 34
5 Kairat 22 7 10 5 28 24 +4 31
6 Ordabasy 22 8 6 8 20 20 0 30
7 Atyrau 22 7 6 9 18 28 −10 27 Qualification for the relegation round
8 Tobol 22 7 5 10 30 27 +3 26
9 Vostok 22 5 8 9 12 24 −12 23
10 Zhetysu[a] 22 4 12 6 20 25 −5 21
11 Taraz 22 4 6 12 19 29 −10 18
12 Akzhayik[b] 22 4 7 11 24 35 −11 13
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
Notes:
  1. ^ Zhetysu were deducted 3 points.
  2. ^ Akzhayik were deducted 6 points.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AKT AKZ AST ATY IRT KRT ORD SHA TAR TOB VOS ZHE
Aktobe 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–1
Akzhayik 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0
Astana 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–1
Atyrau 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1
Irtysh Pavlodar 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1
Kairat 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–2 2–0 3–3
Ordabasy 0–1 4–2 0–2 3–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–2
Shakhter Karagandy 1–2 4–0 1–3 3–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0
Taraz 0–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–0
Tobol 1–0 1–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 2–2 3–0 3–1
Vostok 0–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
Zhetysu 0–0 5–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 4 August 2013. Source: (in Russian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship roundEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Aktobe (C) 32 20 6 6 46 22 +24 43 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Astana 32 19 5 8 54 35 +19 42 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Kairat 32 12 12 8 44 38 +6 33
4 Irtysh Pavlodar 32 12 8 12 41 39 +2 27
5 Shakhter Karagandy 32 12 7 13 43 45 −2 26 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
6 Ordabasy 32 11 8 13 33 34 −1 23
Source: Soccerway
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.
Notes:

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AKT AST IRT KRT ORD SHA
Aktobe 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–0
Astana 1–0 4–2 1–2 3–1 1–2
Irtysh Pavlodar 4–0 0–1 2–3 3–0 2–1
Kairat 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 3–3
Ordabasy 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 4–0
Shakhter Karagandy 0–1 1–4 1–1 1–2 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on 2 November 2013. Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation roundEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7 Tobol 32 14 6 12 48 33 +15 35
8 Atyrau 32 10 11 11 26 38 −12 28
9 Zhetysu 32 6 17 9 22 32 −10 22
10 Taraz 32 7 9 16 30 38 −8 21
11 Vostok (R) 32 6 13 13 20 37 −17 20 Qualification for the relegation play-off
12 Akzhayik (R) 32 7 10 15 37 50 −13 19 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division
Source: Soccerway
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
(R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AKZ ATY TAR TOB VOS ZHE
Akzhayik 3–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–0
Atyrau 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Taraz 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1
Tobol 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–0
Vostok 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–4 0–0
Zhetysu 0–3 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 2 November 2013. Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offEdit

Spartak Semey1–0 (a.e.t.)FC Vostok
Puryshkin   118'

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 11 November 2013[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Igor Zenkovich Shakhter Karagandy[a] 15 (3)
2   Igor Bugaiov Tobol 13 (2)
3   Momodou Ceesay Kairat 12
4   Edin Junuzović Ordabasy 12 (0)
5   Josip Knežević Kairat 10 (4)
  1. ^ Zenkovich scored 9 for Akzhayik.

ReferencesEdit