1997 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Top Division 1997 was the 6th edition of Kazakhstan Super League. [1] [2]

Promotion and relegation of 1996 season[edit]

No teams relegated, no teams promoted
However four teams withdrew at the start of this season due to financial reasons:

Club name changes[edit]

At the start of season:
FC Kokshe became FC Avtomobilist,
FC Yenbek became FC Ulytau,
FC Aktobemunai became FC Aktobe,
FC Tselinnik became FC Astana,
FC Shakhter became FC Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet,
FC Kaisar became FC Kaisar-Hurricane,
FC Vostok played under name FC Vostok-Adil only this season

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team City P W D L F A GD Pts
1 FC Irtysh (GM) (CW) Pavlodar 26 17 5 4 46 15 31 56
2 FC Taraz (GM) Taraz 26 18 2 6 49 18 31 56
3 FC Kairat Almaty 26 16 5 5 52 14 38 53
4 FC Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet Karaganda 26 16 4 6 40 22 18 52
5 FC Vostok-Adil Ust-Kamenogorsk 26 14 8 4 42 16 26 50
6 FC Batyr Ekibastuz 26 15 2 9 38 22 16 47
7 FC Yelimay Semipalatinsk 26 13 7 6 41 26 15 46
8 FC Kaisar-Hurricane (CRU) Kyzylorda 26 13 5 8 39 23 16 44
9 FC Astana Akmola 26 11 4 11 32 21 11 37
10 FC Zhiger Shymkent 26 8 5 13 27 40 -13 29
11 FC Avtomobilist Shortandy (Akmola suburb) 26 5 0 21 23 68 -45 15
12 FC Aktobe Aktobe 26 4 3 19 16 56 -40 15
13 FC Bulat Temirtau 26 3 5 18 13 47 -34 14
14 FC Ulytau Zhezkazgan 26 1 1 24 4 74 -70 4

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

  • FC Ulytau withdrew after round 14. Later games were recognized as technical loss (0:3)
  • FC Aktobe withdrew after round 22. Later games were recognized as technical loss (0:3)
  • FC Kaisar qualified to Asian CWC as runner-up of Kazakhstan Cup. Winner was FC Irtysh
(GM) Two best teams earned equal points. Golden match rule was applied to decide the Champion
(CW) 1997-98 Cup winner
(CRU) 1997-98 Cup runner-up
Qualified for the Asian Club Championship 1999
Qualified for the Asian Cup Winners Cup 1999
Relegated to First Division

Golden match[edit]

October 13, 1997
FC Irtysh 1–0 FC Taraz
Viktor Antonov 54'
Almaty Central Stadium
Attendance: 7500
Referee: A.Kulakov
Kazakhstan Champions 1997

FC Irtysh
Second Title

Top scorers[edit]

Player Team Goals
Kazakhstan Nurken Mazbaev Taraz 16
Kazakhstan Vladimir Loginov Kaisar-Hurricane 12
Kazakhstan Viktor Zubarev Irtysh 10
Kazakhstan Ruslan Duzmambetov Vostok-Adil 10
Kazakhstan Bulat Esmagambetov Yelimay/Irtysh 9
Kazakhstan Ruslan Imankulov Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet 8
Kazakhstan Oleg Litvinenko Yelimay 8
Kazakhstan Faizulla Ordabaev Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet 8
Kazakhstan Eduard Glazunov Batyr 7
Kazakhstan Yuri Zvonarenko Batyr 7

See also[edit]

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