Kazakhstan Premier League

The Kazakhstan Professional Football League (Kazakh: Қазақстан Премьер Лигасы, Qazaqstan Premer Ligasy), commonly referred to as Kazakh Premier League[1][2] or simply Premier League,[3] is the top division of football in Kazakhstan. The League is controlled by the Football Federation of Kazakhstan and was set up in 1992. The League is fed into by the First Division and starts in spring and finishes in late autumn because of the low temperatures in the winter, with each championship corresponding to a calendar year. The majority of matches have been played at weekends in recent seasons.

Kazakhstan Premier League
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Founded1992; 31 years ago (1992)
CountryKazakhstan
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toFirst Division
Domestic cup(s)Kazakhstan Cup
Kazakhstan Super Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsAstana (7th title)
(2022)
Most championshipsAstana (7 titles)
TV partnersDomestic
Qazsport
International
Eleven Sports
OneFootball
Websitekff.kz
Current: 2023 Kazakhstan Premier League

Name changesEdit

  • Top Division (1992–2001)
  • Super League (2002–2007)
  • Premier League (2008–present)

Current clubsEdit

The following teams are competing in the 2021 season:

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Aktobe Aktobe Central Stadium (Aktobe) 13,200
Akzhayik Oral Petr Atoyan Stadium 8,320
Astana Astana Astana Arena 30,244
Atyrau Atyrau Munayshy Stadium 8,690
Caspiy Aktau Zhastar Stadium 3,500
Kairat Almaty Central Stadium (Almaty) 23,804
Kaisar Kyzylorda Gany Muratbayev Stadium 7,500
Kyzylzhar Petropavl Karasai Stadium 11,000
Ordabasy Shymkent Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium 20,000
Shakhter Karagandy Karaganda Shakhter Stadium (Karagandy) 19,000
Taraz Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 12,525
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 10,500
Turan Turkistan Turkistan Arena 7,000
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 4,000

Soviet winners of republican levelEdit

Note that some teams such as Kairat Almaty participated in the upper leagues of the Soviet annual football competition. There was no solidly established independent Kazakh championship and the republican winner was conditionally picked by the Football Federation of Kazakh SSR. Since 1936 there was taken places republican football competition among sports societies and agencies and later among "collectives of physical culture" (CPhC → KFK). Since 1980 champion of the Soviet Kazakhstan was also awarded to "teams of masters" (professional teams) competing in football competitions of the Soviet Second League.

Sources:

Best teams in republican competitionsEdit

Kazakhstan League SeasonsEdit

Season Champion Runner-up Third Place Top Scorer(s) – Goals Best Player
Kairat Orbadasy (Arsenal SKIF) Irtysh (Traktor)   Kogai (KSR) – 21   Volgin (KRT)
Irtysh (Ansat) Ekibastuzets (Batyr) Gornyak   Shmarikov (TAR) – 28   Kurganskiy (EKI)
Spartak (Yelimay) Irtysh (Ansat) Ordabasy (Zhiger)   Litvinenko (TAR) – 20   Musataev (ORD)
Spartak (Yelimay) Taraz Shakhter   Miroshnichenko (SPA) – 23   Miroshnichenko (SPA)
Taraz Irtysh Spartak (Yelimay)   Antonov (IRT) – 21   Voskoboynikov (TAR)
Irtysh Taraz Kairat   Mazbaev (TAR) – 16   Voskoboynikov (TAR)
Spartak (Yelimay) Ekibastuzets (Batyr) Irtysh   Litvinenko (SPA) – 14   Voskoboynikov (KSR)
Irtysh Kyzylzhar (Access Esil) Kairat   Agabaýew (KRT) – 24   Avdeev (KYZ)
Astana-64 (Zhenis) Kyzylzhar (Access GG) Irtysh   Mendes (IRT) – 21   Avdeev (KYZ)
Astana-64 (Zhenis) Atyrau Kyzylzhar (Esil B)   Tlekhugov (A64) – 30   Tlekhugov (A64)
Irtysh Atyrau Tobol   Lunev (SHA) – 16   Lovchev (A64)
Irtysh Tobol Astana-64 (Zhenis)   Finonchenko (SHA) – 18   Zhumaskaliyev (TOB)
Kairat Irtysh Tobol   Bakaev (TOB) /   Tlekhugov (KRT) – 22   Smakov (KRT)
Aktobe Tobol Kairat   Tleshev (IRT) – 20   Zhumaskaliyev (TOB)
Astana-64 (Astana) Aktobe Tobol   Irismetov (ALM) – 17   David Loria (A64)
Aktobe Tobol Shakhter   Irismetov (ALM) – 17   Smakov (AKT)
Aktobe Tobol Irtysh   Tleshev (IRT) – 13   Smakov (AKT)
Aktobe Astana (Lokomotiv) Shakhter   Tleshev (AKT) /   Baýramow (TOB) – 20   Smakov (AKT)
Tobol Aktobe Irtysh   Bakaev (TOB) – 16   Zhumaskaliyev (TOB)
Shakhter Zhetysu Aktobe   Bakaev (ZHE) – 18   Konysbayev (SHA)
Shakhter Irtysh Aktobe   Bakaev (IRT) – 14   Bakaev (IRT)
Aktobe Astana Kairat   Zenkovich (SHA) – 15   Finonchenko (SHA)
Astana Aktobe Kairat   Foxi (AST) – 16   Islamkhan (KRT)
Astana Kairat Aktobe   Gohou (KRT) – 22   Gohou (KRT)
Astana Kairat Irtysh Pavlodar   Gohou (KRT) – 22   Islamkhan (KRT)
Astana Kairat Orbadasy   Gohou (KRT) – 24   Gohou (KRT)
Astana Kairat Tobol   Pizzelli (AKT) – 18   Pizzelli (AKT)
Astana Kairat Orbadasy   Tomasov (AST) /   Eseola (KRT) – 19
Kairat Tobol Astana   João Paulo (ORD) – 12
Tobol Astana Kairat   Tomasov (AST) – 17
Astana Aktobe Tobol   Eugénio (AST) – 22

Notes:

  • Historical names shown in brackets according to the season.
  • Best Player Award by FFK (1992–2005, 2008, 2010–) and GOAL Journal (2006–2007, 2009).

List of championsEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years
Astana 7 3 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
Aktobe 5 4 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013
Irtysh 5 4 1993, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003
Kairat 3 5 1992, 2004, 2020
Spartak 3 1994, 1995, 1998
Astana-64 3 2000, 2001, 2006
Tobol 2 5 2010, 2021
Shakhter 2 2011, 2012
Taraz 1 2 1996
Ekibastuzets 2
Kyzylzhar 2
Atyrau 2
Orbadasy 1
Zhetysu 1
Total 31 31
Notes
  • Italics identifies either defunct or teams that lost professional status.

Performance by clubEdit

As of end of the 2021 season.
# Club 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 1st 2nd 3rd Cup SC FD Total
1 Astana 2 4 4 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 6 3 1 3 3 16
2 Irtysh 3 1 2 7 2 1 3 1 3 4 1 1 2 5 6 4 3 9 3 5 2 6 10 6 3 4 10 8 12 5 4 6 1 17
3 Aktobe 12 9 4 14 10 11 8 5 5 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 6 9 7 12 7 5 3 3 1 3 1 16
4 Kairat 1 11 11 9 6 3 3 4 5 7 7 1 3 7 13 10 10 11 10 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 5 6 9 1 1 25
5 Astana-64 9 12 14 10 13 9 6 4 1 1 4 3 10 8 1 8 11 3 1 3 7
6 Spartak 14 17 1 1 3 7 1 9 8 7 8 9 19 12 3 1 1 5
7 Tobol 13 8 10 12 11 8 7 6 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 4 1 7 6 7 7 7 7 5 3 4 2 1 2 5 4 1 12
8 Shakhter 7 6 6 3 8 4 9 10 5 12 6 10 9 4 4 3 7 3 6 1 1 4 6 10 9 7 8 9 4 6 2 3 1 1 7
9 Taraz 5 14 8 2 1 2 10 14 11 15 12 7 11 10 16 8 9 9 4 10 11 9 11 11 10 8 10 1 2 1 4
10 Kyzylzhar 19 2 2 3 9 11 6 7 12 11 13 14 11 9 4 2 1 1 4
11 Atyrau 2 2 4 5 10 14 14 15 6 5 10 11 8 9 5 8 8 9 11 11 2 1 3
12 Ekibastuzets 4 2 9 11 5 6 2 11 16 13 15 8 12 8 12 2 1 3
13 Ordabasy 2 4 3 4 14 10 11 6 13 16 6 14 6 13 9 12 7 8 6 7 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 5 1 3 1 1 2 8
14 Zhetysu 21 25 6 9 15 13 14 8 13 15 5 6 5 7 2 12 9 8 11 12 6 5 6 14 1 2 3
15 Gornyak 8 3 13 5 1 1
16 Kaisar 10 21 7 8 4 5 6 11 10 13 16 15 10 4 13 8 9 5 12 6 5 6 7 13 2 4 6
17 Vostok 11 10 12 8 12 5 5 7 11 9 11 14 12 14 9 7 16 10 12 11 1 1 2
18 Caspiy 15 20 16 4 17 10 8 1 1
19 Okzhetpes 20 18 11 8 16 10 10 12 17 11 9 11 15 9 11 12 14 8 5 12 7 11 2 2
20 Akzhayik 16 16 16 14 16 17 11 8 12 10 12 9 1 1
21 Turan 12 0

All time top scorersEdit

As of 1 January 2015
Rank Player Games Goals
1
  Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev
405
157
2
  Oleg Litvinenko
311
147
3
  Nurken Mazbaev
400
142
4
  Murat Tleshev
303
138
5
  Andrei Miroshnichenko
242
115
6
  Ulugbek Bakayev
183
109
7
  Andrei Finonchenko
274
98
8
  Aleksandr Shatskikh
275
96
9
  Ruslan Imankulov
366
96
10
  Kairat Aubakirov
302
94
11
  Vladimir Loginov
339
87
12
  Viktor Antonov
207
86
13
  Ruslan Duzmambetov
230
86
As the end of 2014 season. (Bold denotes players still in Premier League)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kazakhstan – League". UEFA.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ Galiaskar Seitzhan (13 July 2015). "Kairat Eliminates Former Euro Champions, Other Kazakh Clubs Less Lucky as Europa League Starts". The Astana Times. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Premier League". Kazakhstan Professional Football League. Archived from the original on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ 1937. Regional-football.ru
  5. ^ united Dynamo team of Alma-Ata and Chimkent
  6. ^ 1938. Regional-football.ru
  7. ^ only cup competition in 1939 and 1940, no data for 1941–1944, no competitions in 1945. Regional-football.ru
  8. ^ 1946. Regional-football.ru
  9. ^ 1947. Regional-football.ru
  10. ^ 1948. Regional-football.ru

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