Football Club Caspiy (Kazakh: Каспий Ақтау Футбол Клубы, Kaspıı Aqtau Futbol Kluby) is a Kazakhstani football club based at the Zhastar Stadium in Aktau. The club name derived from Caspian Sea (Kazakh: Каспий теңізі). Their best year was 1996, when they finished 4th in the Premier League and reached the semi-finals of the Kazakhstan Cup. Since 2001, they were stuck in the First Division, until gaining direct promotion to the top division in the 2019 season.

Caspiy Aktau
Kaspii Aqtau
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Full nameFootball Club Caspiy Aktau
Kaspıı Aqtau Futbol Kluby
Nickname(s)Sailors
Founded1962; 61 years ago (1962), as Trud
GroundZhastar Stadium
Capacity3,500
ChairmanBaltileu Galymzhan
ManagerNikolay Kostov
LeagueKazakhstan Premier League
20229th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

From 1979 – 1991, the team played in the Soviet second league. From 1992 onwards, following the breakup of the Soviet Union, they played in the championship of Kazakhstan. The best achievement – the 4th place in 1996.

Premier league returnEdit

Caspiy returned to the Kazakhstan Premier League for the first time in 19 seasons in 2020, with Head Coach Srdjan Blagojevic guiding them to a 10th-place finish. The following season, 2021, Blagojevic sealed an 8th-place finish before leaving to join Astana, with Nikolay Kostov being appointed as his replacement on 31 December 2021.[1][2]

NamesEdit

  • 1962 : Founded as Trud
  • 1990 : The club is renamed Aktau
  • 1993 (July) : The club is renamed Munaishy
  • 1999 : The club is renamed Aktau
  • 2000 : The club is renamed Mangystau
  • 2002 : The club is renamed Caspiy

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Kazakhstan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. P W D L F A Pts Name League
1992 1st 15 32 17 3 12 62 46 54 First round   Eduard Glazunov 19   Degtyarov Alexander
1993 1st 20 48 23 5 20 84 77 74 First round   Erkin Sultanov 20
1994 2nd 1 36 30 2 4 62 23 92 Semi-final
1995 1st 16 30 1 5 24 15 107 8 Last 16
1996 1st 4 34 18 9 7 54 26 63 Semi-final   Eduard Glazunov 10
1997 Non League
1998 2nd 3 4 1 1 2 2 7 4
1999 2nd 8 3 0 0 3 2 9 0
2000 2nd 2 11 6 3 2 20 9 21
2001 1st 17 32 3 6 23 16 59 15 Last 16   Erlan Urazaev 5   Vladimir Fomichev
2002 2nd 6 24 8 6 10 25 28 30 Quarter-final
2003 2nd (SW) 3 20 12 1 7 33 21 37 First round
2004 2nd (SW) 3 24 17 2 5 50 17 53 First round
2005 2nd (SW) 5 22 10 6 6 31 17 36 First round   Fedor Siminidi 15
2006 2nd (SW) 2 26 19 3 4 63 20 60 First round   Talgat Sabalakov 14
2007 2nd (SW) 3 26 19 3 4 46 23 43 First round   Sergey Gridin 13
2008 2nd 9 26 11 1 14 42 55 34 First round
2009 2nd 10 26 5 8 13 26 40 23 First round   Anvarbek Sanbaev
2010 2nd 16 34 5 5 24 40 79 20 Second round   Erlan Murlikhanov 6   Mels Kushanov
2011 2nd 12 32 10 7 15 33 42 37 First round   Almas Armenov 9   Baurzhan Baimukhammedov
2012 2nd 8 30 11 7 12 39 31 40 First round   Almas Armenov 8   Radostin Dimov
2013 2nd 5 34 19 8 7 54 31 65 Second round   Igor Abdusheev 15   Igor Prokhnitskiy
2014 2nd 4 28 17 4 7 44 26 51 First round   Almas Armenov 13   Igor Prokhnitskiy
2015 2nd 5 24 12 7 5 35 18 43 First round   Vladimir Vyatkin 9   Kairat Aimanov
2016 2nd 4 28 12 7 9 38 29 43 Second round   Almas Armenov 7   Kairat Aimanov / Askar Kushikbaev
2017 2nd 8 24 3 6 15 14 36 15 First round   Moussa Limane 7   Askar Kushikbaev
2018 2nd 11 33 3 7 23 25 65 16 First round   Branko Čubrilo 5   Askar Keldjanov /   Ivan Pudar
2019 2nd 2 26 17 5 4 48 21 56 Last 16   Aidos Tattybaev 19   Sava Kovačević
2020 1st 10 20 5 2 13 15 34 17 -   Billal Sebaihi 4   Srdjan Blagojevic
2021 1st 8 26 8 8 10 35 35 32 Quarterfinal   David Karayev 6   Srdjan Blagojevic
2022 1st 9 26 9 4 13 26 42 31 Group Stage   Ruan Teles 6   Nikolay Kostov

Current squadEdit

As of 6 February 2023[3]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   KAZ Anuar Bekmyrza
4 DF   KAZ Erlan Kadyrbaev
5 DF   KAZ Miras Tuliev
10 FW   KAZ Almas Armenov
11 MF   KAZ Duman Narzildayev
19 DF   KAZ Maksat Taykenov
24 MF   SRB Nikola Cuckić
35 GK   KAZ Olzhas Mukhanov
GK   BLR Maksim Plotnikov
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BLR Aleksey Zalesky
DF   KAZ Talgat Kusyapov (on loan from Astana)
DF   MKD Stefan Kocev
DF   RUS Georgi Bugulov
MF   GEO Jaba Jighauri
FW   GEO Giorgi Pantsulaia
MF   KAZ Bekzat Kabylan
MF   SEN Abdoulaye Diakate
FW   BLR Dmitry Podstrelov

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Официально: Срджан Благоевич – главный тренер Астаны". fcastana.kz/ (in Russian). FC Astana. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Николай Костов – "Каспий" футбол клубының жаңа бас бапкері атанды". vk.com/caspiyfc (in Kazakh). Caspiy FC VK. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Футбольный клуб «Каспий»". pflk.kz/ (in Russian). PFLK. Retrieved 3 May 2022.

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