FC Shakhter Karagandy

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Shakhter Karagandy
Full name Football Club Shakhter Karagandy
Шахтёр Қарағанды Футбол Клубы
Nickname(s) Miners, Moles
Founded 1958; 56 years ago (1958)
Ground Shakhtyor Stadium
Karagandy, Kazakhstan
Ground Capacity 19,000
Chairman Yerden Khalilin (exec. director)
Manager Viktor Kumykov
League Kazakhstan Premier League
2013 5th
Website Club home page

Football Club Shakhter Karagandy (Kazakh: Шахтёр Қарағанды Футбол Клубы) or Futbol'nyy klub «Shakhtyor» Karaganda (Russian: Футбольный клуб «Шахтёр» Караганда) is a Kazakhstani professional football club based in Karagandy. They have been members of the Kazakhstan Premier League since its foundation in 1992.


After reaching third place in 1995 and 2007 their first championship was won in 2011.[1] Before this they were one of the leading Kazakh teams in the football of the Soviet Union.

On 19 September 2008, Shakhter and Vostok were disqualified from the Kazakhstan Premier League for playing a fixed match, club coaches and management involved were banned from football for 60 months.[2] On 2 October 2008, the FFK revisited their decisions. Shakhter were deducted nine points, Vostok were immediately expelled from the competition. The result of the game in question has been cancelled and all remaining Vostok games will be counted as won by 3–0 for their opponents.[3]

On 20 August 2013, Shakhter defeated Scottish champions Celtic by 2–0 at home in 2013–14 UEFA Champions League play-off round first leg.[4] However, Celtic won the return leg by 3-0 and Shakhter dropped into the Europa League - the first time a Kazakh club has progressed to the group stage of a European competition.[5] Shakhter were eliminated from the Europa League by finishing fourth in a group containing PAOK, Maccabi Haifa and AZ Alkmaar.

Club culture[edit]

Shakhter sacrifice a sheep the day before matches, as a tradition. This has led the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to petition UEFA President Michel Platini for a ban on animal slaughter in European football.[6] Laws regarding animal slaughter have made the custom impossible when playing away in some countries.[7]


2011, 2012

League results[edit]

Kazakhstan Premier League

European record[edit]


Last updated: 31 July 2014.

Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 2 8 4 1 3 10 8 +2
UEFA Europa League 4 17 6 4 7 24 21 +3
UEFA Cup 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 –1
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 2 1 0 1 4 6 –2
Total 7 29 11 6 12 39 37 +2


Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Belarus MTZ-RIPO 1–5 3–1 4–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q Hungary Debrecen 1–1 0–1 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 1Q Poland Ruch Chorzow 1–2 0–1 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 1Q Slovenia Koper 2–1 1–1 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 2–1 0–2 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 2Q Czech Republic Slovan Liberec 1–1(aet) 0–1 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q Belarus BATE Borisov 1–0 1–0 2–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Albania Skënderbeu Korçë 3–0 2–3 5–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Scotland Celtic 2–0 0–3 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Group L Netherlands AZ 1–1 0–1 4th place Symbol delete vote.svg
Greece PAOK 0–2 1–2
Israel Maccabi Haifa 2–2 1–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Armenia Shirak 4–0 2–1 6–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Lithuania FK Atlantas 3–0 0–0 3–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Croatia Hajduk Split 4–2 0–3 4–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
  • 1R: First round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 November 2014[8]

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

No. Position Player
1 Kazakhstan GK Stas Pokatilov
3 Lithuania MF Gediminas Vičius
5 Kazakhstan MF Askhat Borantayev
7 Kazakhstan MF Maksat Baizhanov
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Mihret Topčagić
10 Kazakhstan MF Ulan Konysbayev
14 Kazakhstan FW Andrei Finonchenko
15 Kazakhstan DF Sherkhan Bauyrzhan
17 Belarus DF Andrey Paryvaew
18 Croatia MF Nikola Pokrivač
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Aldin Ðidić
No. Position Player
21 Kazakhstan FW Toktar Zhangylyshbai
22 Kazakhstan DF Mikhail Gabyshev
25 Kazakhstan DF Serhiy Malyi
27 Uzbekistan FW Kamoliddin Murzoev
29 Uzbekistan MF Shavkat Salomov
35 Kazakhstan GK Aleksandr Mokin
45 Kazakhstan FW Roman Murtazayev
52 Slovakia DF Ján Maslo
84 Kazakhstan MF Aleksandr Kirov
87 Serbia DF Aleksandar Simčević

Reserve team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
12 Kazakhstan GK Marlene Imagambetov
15 Kazakhstan MF Akhat Zholshorin
24 Kazakhstan DF Arman Sakhimov
27 Kazakhstan MF Nursultan Zhusupov
28 Kazakhstan DF Marat Rakishev
29 Kazakhstan FW Khamid Nurmukhametov
33 Kazakhstan DF Vladlen Antoshhuk
37 Kazakhstan DF Aleksandr Zemtsov
No. Position Player
38 Kazakhstan DF Aleksandr Nuikin
39 Kazakhstan DF Aleksandr Matyshev
40 Kazakhstan MF Anton Olenich
42 Kazakhstan MF Sergey Vetrov
43 Kazakhstan DF Dmitry Moiseev
44 Kazakhstan MF Kuanysh Ermekov
47 Kazakhstan MF Aslanbek Arshkenov


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