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; 57 years ago (1958)
Ground Shakhtyor Stadium
Karagandy, Kazakhstan
Ground Capacity 19,000
Chairman Yerden Khalilin (exec. director)
Manager Vladimir Cheburin
League Kazakhstan Premier League
2014 6th
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.

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 Minsk 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 Chorzów 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 23 March 2015[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 Igor Shatsky
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Nikola Vasiljević
5 Brazil MF Pedro Sass
6 Kazakhstan MF Andrei Karpovich
7 Kazakhstan MF Gevorg Najarian
8 Kazakhstan FW Oralkhan Omirtayev
9 Austria FW Mihret Topčagić
10 Croatia MF Nikola Pokrivač
11 Kazakhstan MF Vladislav Vasiliev
13 Kazakhstan GK Alexander Zarutsky
14 Kazakhstan FW Andrei Finonchenko
17 Belarus DF Andrey Paryvaew
No. Position Player
19 Kazakhstan DF Yevgeni Tarasov
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Aldin Đidić
21 Kazakhstan DF Gregory Dubkov
22 Kazakhstan DF Mikhail Gabyshev
23 Kazakhstan MF Eugene Kostrub
24 Czech Republic FW Jan Vošahlík
25 Kazakhstan DF Eugene Azamatov
33 Kazakhstan GK Vyacheslav Kotlyar
35 Kazakhstan GK Aleksandr Mokin
44 Kazakhstan MF Kuanish Ermekov
45 Kazakhstan FW Roman Murtazayev
52 Trinidad and Tobago DF Aubrey David

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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