FC Okzhetpes

Football Club Okzhetpes (Kazakh: Оқжетпес Футбол Клубы, Oqjetpes Kókshetaý Fýtbol Klýby) is a Kazakhstani professional football based in the Torpedo Stadium in Kokshetau. The club currently plays in the Kazakhstan Premier League.

Okzhetpes Kokshetau
FC Okzhetpes's logo
Full nameFootball Club Okzhetpes
Founded1957; 64 years ago (1957)
GroundTorpedo Stadium
Kokshetau, Kazakhstan
Capacity10,000
ChairmanSaparbek Kakishev
ManagerAndrei Karpovich
LeagueKazakhstan Premier League
2020Kazakhstan Premier League, 11th of 12
(Relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Although having finished only 9th in the 2008 Kazakhstan Premier League, the club gained entry to the first qualifying round of the inaugural season of the UEFA Europa League because of the denial of licenses by UEFA and withdrawal of higher placed teams.

On 3 January 2019, Andrei Karpovich was announced as Okzhetpes manager for the 2019 Kazakhstan Premier League season.[1]

NamesEdit

  • 1957 : Founded as Torpedo
  • 1990 : Renamed Spartak
  • 1991 : Renamed Kokshetau
  • 1994 : Renamed Kokshe
  • 1997 : Renamed Avtomobilist and moved to Shortandy (Nur-Sultan suburb)
  • 1998 : Renamed Khimik and moved to Stepnogorsk
  • 1999 : Renamed Akmola
  • 2000 : Moved back to Kokshetau
  • 2001 : Renamed Esil
  • 2004 : Renamed Okzhetpes

Should not be mistaken with the defunct club FC Azhar also based in Kokshetau

Origin of nameEdit

The club takes its name from a cliff, Okzhetpes, which means 'an arrow won't reach'. According to fan club president Viktor Kruk:

"Eighteenth century Kazakh ruler Ablai Khan could not decide which of his warriors to give a captive girl to and so allowed her to choose a husband for herself. She climbed to the top of the highest cliff and said she would marry whoever hit her shawl with an arrow. Nobody managed it."[2]

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Kazakhstan Cup Top goalscorer[3] Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1992 1st 20 18 2 2 14 12 61 8   V.Gusev
  V.Kazankov 7
7
1993 1st - - - - - - - - - - - -
1994 2nd 3 36 22 5 9 65 27 49   A.Krivoruchko 11
1995 2nd 3 10 6 1 3 12 8 19   N.Suleymenov 5
1996 1st 18 34 2 4 28 12 77 10   Konstantin Kucherbaev 4
1997 1st 11 26 5 0 21 23 38 15 Second round
1998 1st 8 26 7 8 11 22 33 29 Quarter-final
1999 1st 16 30 2 4 24 19 68 10 First round
2000 1st 10 28 8 5 15 25 34 29 First round   S.Kondratsky 4
2001 1st 10 32 12 8 12 35 37 44 First round   Oleg Kirimov 8
2002 1st 12 32 6 6 20 25 56 24   V.Karpov 7
2003 1st 17 32 4 9 19 13 42 15   Arsen Tlekhugov
  M.Bielik
  Roman Babichev
2
2004 1st 11 36 10 13 13 26 39 43   Anatoli Malkov 5
2005 1st 9 30 11 4 15 26 32 37   Serik Dosmanbetov 7
2006 1st 11 30 8 9 13 23 36 33   Gahrymanberdi Çoňkaýew 3   S.Herasimets
2007 1st 15 30 8 5 17 26 56 29   Serik Dosmanbetov
  Gahrymanberdi Çoňkaýew
5
2008 1st 9 30 10 5 15 32 48 35 First round   Serik Dosmanbetov 7   Vyacheslav Ledovskih
  Viktor Rymar
2009 1st 11 26 6 4 16 22 48 22 Second round   Anatoli Malkov 5   S.Herasimets
2010 1st 12 32 6 7 19 24 57 25 Second round   Yuri Dyak
  Khasan Abdukarimov
5   S.Herasimets
2011 2nd 2 32 21 6 5 59 25 69 Quarter-final   Geysar Alekperzade 10   V.Cheburin
2012 1st 14 26 3 2 21 20 56 11 Second round   Davit Chagelishvili 6   V.Dohadailo
  V.Cheburin
2013 2nd 3 34 20 7 7 51 27 67 First round   Alibek Buleshev 14   S.Abdualiyev
2014 2nd 1 28 21 1 6 59 33 64 First round   Alibek Buleshev 22   S.Abdualiyev
  A.Ferapontov
2015 1st 8 32 12 6 14 36 41 29 Quarter-final   Luka Rotković 13   V.Mukhanov
2016 1st 5 32 13 6 13 42 44 45 Quarter-final   Serge Bando N'Ganbe 9   V.Mukhanov
2017 1st 12 33 7 3 23 28 61 24 Quarter-final   Aleksandr Kozlov
  Timur Dosmagambetov
4   V.Mukhanov
  V.Pasulko
2018 2nd 1 33 23 5 5 61 27 74 Last 16
2019 1st 7 33 11 7 15 44 49 40 Last 16   Milan Stojanović 7   A.Karpovich
2020 1st 11 20 2 5 13 16 38 11 -   Artjom Dmitrijev 5   A.Karpovich

Continental historyEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Zimbru Chișinău 0–2 2–1 2–3  
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

Current squadEdit

As of 5 October 2020[4]

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 Talgat Kusyapov
5 DF   RUS Daniil Chertov
6 MF   KAZ Miras Tuliev
7 DF   NGA Aliyu Abubakar
8 MF   EST Artjom Dmitrijev
10 MF   KAZ Altynbek Saparov
11 FW   RUS Magomed-Emi Dzhabrailov
14 DF   UKR Taras Bondarenko
15 DF   KAZ Niyaz Idrisov
17 FW   KAZ Zhasulan Moldakaraev
18 DF   KAZ Timur Zhakupov
19 DF   KAZ Azat Ersalimov
21 DF   BUL Plamen Dimov
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF   KAZ Dmitri Schmidt
23 MF   KAZ Evgeny Ashikhmin
24 MF   SRB Milan Stojanović
27 MF   KAZ Ulanbek Kuanyshbekov
28 MF   MNE Darko Zorić
30 FW   KAZ Sanat Zhumakhanov
31 GK   KAZ Ruslan Abzhanov
35 GK   KAZ Yaroslav Baginsky
77 MF   KAZ Ilya Kalinin
88 MF   BRA Gian Martins
91 FW   SRB Marko Obradović
94 DF   KAZ Grigori Sartakov
DF   UKR Dmytro Ryzhuk

ManagersEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Андрей Карпович – новый главный тренер "ФК Окжетпес"". okzhetpes.kz/ (in Russian). FC Okzhetpes. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. ^ More than a name in Kazakhstan Archived 2009-02-13 at the Wayback Machine uefa.com, 12 February 2009
  3. ^ "ИСТОРИЯ ФУТБОЛЬНОГО КЛУБА ОКЖЕТПЕС". okzhetpes.kz (in Russian). FC Okzhetpes. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Заявка "Окжетпес" (Кокшетау) – 2019". okzhetpes.kz (in Russian). FC Okzhetpes. 6 March 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Тренерский штаб почти сформирован – Футбольный клуб Окжетпес". www.okzhetpes.kz. Archived from the original on 12 January 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.