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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.

Kazakh Premier League
Kazakh Premier League.png
Founded1992; 27 years ago (1992)
CountryKazakhstan
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toFirst Division
Domestic cup(s)Kazakhstan Cup
Kazakhstan Super Cup
International cup(s)Champions League
Europa League
Current championsAstana
(2018)
Most championshipsIrtysh, Aktobe, Astana (5)
TV partnersQazsport
Websitekff.kz/en
2019 Kazakhstan Premier League

Contents

Name changesEdit

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

Current clubsEdit

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.

Source:[4]

Kazakhstan League SeasonsEdit

Season Champion Runner-up Third Place Top Scorer(s) – Goals Best Player
1992
Kairat Orbadasy (Arsenal SKIF) Irtysh (Traktor)   Kogai (KSR) – 21   Volgin (KRT)
1993
Irtysh (Ansat) Ekibastuzets (Batyr) Gornyak   Shmarikov (TAR) – 28   Kurganskiy (EKI)
1994
Spartak (Yelimay) Irtysh (Ansat) Ordabasy (Zhiger)   Litvinenko (TAR) – 20   Musataev (ORD)
1995
Spartak (Yelimay) Taraz Shakhter   Miroshnichenko (SPA) – 23   Miroshnichenko (SPA)
1996
Taraz Irtysh Spartak (Yelimay)   Antonov (IRT) – 21   Voskoboynikov (TAR)
1997
Irtysh Taraz Kairat   Mazbaev (TAR) – 16   Voskoboynikov (TAR)
1998
Spartak (Yelimay) Ekibastuzets (Batyr) Irtysh   Litvinenko (SPA) – 14   Voskoboynikov (KSR)
1999
Irtysh Kyzylzhar (Access Esil) Kairat   Agabaýew (KRT) – 24   Avdeev (KYZ)
2000
Astana-64 (Zhenis) Kyzylzhar (Access GG) Irtysh   Mendes (IRT) – 21   Avdeev (KYZ)
2001
Astana-64 (Zhenis) Atyrau Kyzylzhar (Esil B)   Tlekhugov (A64) – 30   Tlekhugov (A64)
2002
Irtysh Atyrau Tobol   Lunev (SHA) – 16   Lovchev (A64)
2003
Irtysh Tobol Astana-64 (Zhenis)   Finonchenko (SHA) – 18   Zhumaskaliyev (TOB)
2004
Kairat Irtysh Tobol   Bakaev (TOB) /   Tlekhugov (KRT) – 22   Smakov (KRT)
2005
Aktobe Tobol Kairat   Tleshev (IRT) – 20   Zhumaskaliyev (TOB)
2006
Astana-64 (Astana) Aktobe Tobol   Irismetov (ALM) – 17   David Loria (A64)
2007
Aktobe Tobol Shakhter   Irismetov (ALM) – 17   Smakov (AKT)
2008
Aktobe Tobol Irtysh   Tleshev (IRT) – 13   Smakov (AKT)
2009
Aktobe Astana (Lokomotiv) Shakhter   Tleshev (AKT) /   Baýramow (TOB) – 20   Smakov (AKT)
2010
Tobol Aktobe Irtysh   Bakaev (TOB) – 16   Zhumaskaliyev (TOB)
2011
Shakhter Zhetysu Aktobe   Bakaev (ZHE) – 18   Konysbayev (SHA)
2012
Shakhter Irtysh Aktobe   Bakaev (IRT) – 14   Bakaev (IRT)
2013
Aktobe Astana Kairat   Zenkovich (SHA) – 15   Finonchenko (SHA)
2014
Astana Aktobe Kairat   Foxi (AST) – 16   Islamkhan (KRT)
2015
Astana Kairat Aktobe   Gohou (KRT) – 22   Gohou (KRT)
2016
Astana Kairat Irtysh Pavlodar   Gohou (KRT) – 22   Islamkhan (KRT)
2017
Astana Kairat Orbadasy   Gohou (KRT) – 24   Gohou (KRT)
2018
Astana Kairat Tobol   Pizzelli (AKT) – 18   Pizzelli (AKT)

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).

Performance by clubEdit

Last update at the end of 2018 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 1st 2nd 3rd Cup SC FD Total
1 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 5 4 6 1 16
2 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 5 3 3 1 3 1 16
3 Astana 2 4 4 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 3 3 13
4 Astana-64 9 12 14 10 13 9 6 4 1 1 4 3 10 8 1 8 11 3 1 3 7
5 Spartak 14 17 1 1 3 7 1 9 8 7 8 9 19 12 3 1 1 5
6 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 4 5 9 1 1 22
7 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 2 3 1 1 7
8 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 1 4 4 1 10
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 1 2 1 4
10 Kyzylzhar 19 2 2 3 9 11 6 7 12 11 13 14 2 1 3
11 Atyrau 2 2 4 5 10 14 14 15 6 5 10 11 8 9 5 8 8 9 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 1 2 1 1 2 7
14 Zhetysu 21 25 6 9 15 13 14 8 13 15 5 6 5 7 2 12 9 8 11 12 6 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 1 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 Okzhetpes 20 18 11 8 16 10 10 12 17 11 9 11 15 9 11 12 14 8 5 12 2 2
19 Akzhayik 16 16 16 14 16 17 11 8 12 10 12 1 1
20 Caspiy 15 20 16 4 17 1 1

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. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ Kazakhstan – List of Champions

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