2012 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Premier League
Season 2012
Champions Shakhter
Relegated Sunkar
Okzhetpes
Champions League Shakhter
Europa League Astana
Irtysh
Aktobe
Matches played 144
Goals scored 348 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorer Ulugbek Bakaev and Ihar Zyankovich (9)
Biggest home win Astana 5-0 Atyrau
Biggest away win Zhetysu 1–5 Shakhter
Highest scoring Zhetysu 5–2 Kaisar
2011
2013

The 2012 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 21st season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. The season will begin on 9 March 2012 and was scheduled to conclude on 27 October 2012[1] Shakhter Karagandy as the defending champions having won their first league championship last year succeeded in preservation of its league title.

The league was expanded from twelve to fourteen teams for this season.

Changes from 2011 season[edit]

The league was expanded from twelve to fourteen teams for this season. This also led to a change in the competition modus. The second phase with it separate play-off groups for championship and relegation has been abolished; all teams will play a single home-and-away round-robin schedule.[citation needed]

Teams[edit]

Promoted

Relegated

Locations of teams in the 2012 Kazakhstan Premier League
Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe Aktobe Aktobe Central Stadium 13,500
Akzhayik Oral Petr Atoyan Stadium 8,320
Astana Astana Astana Arena 30,000
Atyrau Atyrau Munayshy Stadium 9,000
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Almaty Central Stadium 25,057
Kaisar Kyzylorda Gany Muratbayev Stadium 07,300
Okzhetpes Kokshetau Okzhetpes Stadium 10,000
Ordabasy Shymkent K. Munaitpasov Stadium, Shymkent 37,000
Shakhter Karagandy Shakhtyor Stadium 19,000
Sunkar Kaskelen Tauelsizdik 10 zhyldygy 02,500
Taraz Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 12,525
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 08,323
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 04,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

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

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Aktobe Russia Vladimir Mukhanov Kazakhstan Samat Smakov adidas
Akzhayik Slovakia Jozef Škrlík
Astana Czech Republic Miroslav Beránek Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev adidas Qazaqstan Temir Zholy
Atyrau Kazakhstan Yuriy Konkov Kazakhstan Andrei Travin adidas
Irtysh Kazakhstan Talgat Baisufinov Kazakhstan David Loria Nike ENRC
Kairat Spain José Pérez Serer Kazakhstan Ruslan Baltiev adidas KazRosGaz
Kaisar Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko Slovenia Borut Semler adidas
Okzhetpes Kazakhstan Vladimir Cheburin Umbro
Ordabasy Ukraine Viktor Pasulko Kazakhstan Kairat Ashirbekov adidas
Shakhter Russia Viktor Kumykov Kazakhstan Andrey Finonchenko Umbro ArcelorMittal
Sunkar Kazakhstan Vladimir Gulyaimkhadarov
Taraz Serbia Ljupko Petrović Kazakhstan Nurtas Kurgulin Nike
Tobol Ukraine Vyacheslav Grozny Kazakhstan Aleksandr Petukhov Erreà
Zhetysu Serbia Slobodan Krčmarević Nike

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Kairat England Gregory, JohnJohn Gregory Sacked December 2011[2][3] Pre-Season Kazakhstan Dmitry Ogay December 2011[4]
Okzhetpes Ukraine Viktor Dohadailo 14th Kazakhstan Vladimir Cheburin March 2012
Astana Ukraine Protasov, OlehOleh Protasov Resign 10th Czech Republic Miroslav Beránek April 2012
Kaisar Kazakhstan Sergei Kogai 13th Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko April 2012
Zhetysu Kazakhstan Serik Abdualiyev 13th Serbia Slobodan Krčmarević May 9, 2012[5]
Kairat Kazakhstan Dmitry Ogai 10th Spain Jose Perez Serer

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Shakhter (C) 26 17 2 7 48 15 +33 53 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Irtysh 26 15 6 5 46 20 +26 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Aktobe 26 15 5 6 44 22 +22 50
4 Taraz 26 14 4 8 32 30 +2 46
5 Astana 26 13 7 6 34 24 +10 46 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
6 Tobol 26 13 6 7 42 27 +15 45
7 Ordabasy 26 10 9 7 29 24 +5 39
8 Akzhayik 26 10 4 12 34 39 −5 34
9 Kaisar 26 8 6 12 21 33 −12 30
10 Kairat 26 7 8 11 23 34 −11 29
11 Atyrau 26 7 6 13 16 32 −16 27
12 Zhetysu 26 6 5 15 27 45 −18 23
13 Sunkar (R) 26 5 8 13 16 31 −15 23 Relegation to 2013 Kazakhstan First Division
14 Okzhetpes (R) 26 3 2 21 20 56 −36 11

Updated to games played on 25 Oct 2012.
Source: FFK (Russian)
Rules for classification: 1st points;
Two team tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd head-to-head record; 3rd goals difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals scored;
Multiple teams tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd goals difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away goals scored
1Astana qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League as winner of 2012 Kazakhstan Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AKT AKZ AST ATY IRT KRT KSR OKZ ORD SHA SUN TAR TOB ZHE
Aktobe 3–4 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 5–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 4–0
Akzhayik 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2
Astana 1–0 2–1 5–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–4 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0
Atyrau 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–3 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1
Irtysh 1–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 4–1 3–0
Kairat 0–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–0
Kaisar 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–0
Okzhetpes 1–4 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–4 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–1 1–0
Ordabasy 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 4–1
Shakhter 2–0 3–1 0–1 4–0 0–1 4–1 3–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 5–1
Sunkar 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–0
Taraz 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–3
Tobol 2–2 6–0 3–2 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 0–1 2–1
Zhetysu 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 5–2 1–0 0–1 1–5 1–1 2–0 1–1

Updated to games played on 28 Oct 2012.
Source: (Russian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals (Pen.)
1 Uzbekistan Ulugbek Bakaev Irtysh 14 (4)
2 Kazakhstan Tanat Nuserbaev Astana 10
Belarus Ihar Zyankovich Akzhayik 10 (3)
4 Kazakhstan Baurzhan Dzholchiyev Tobol 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Junuzović Zhetysu 8
6 Senegal Mansour Gueye Ordabasy 7
Serbia Miroslav Lečić Taraz 7
Russia Sergei Strukov Irtysh/Tobol 7
Kazakhstan Daurenbek Tazhimbetov Ordabasy 7
Lithuania Gediminas Vičius Shakhter Karagandy 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://uk.soccerway.com/national/kazakhstan/premier-league/2012/regular-season/
  2. ^ "John Gregory". Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kairat football club paid John Gregori $120 000 on termination of contract". tengrinews. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dmitry Ogay". Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  5. ^ [http://kff.kz/rus/news/1244/?PHPSESSID=d2e04eb962698e111b1a8770f4f792aa Слободан Крчмаревич - главный тренер "Жетысу" (Slobodan Krčmarević - head coach of "Zhetysu"). Football Federation of Kazakhstan website. May 9, 2012