Samat Smakov

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Samat Smakov
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Personal information
Full name Samat Kabirovich Smakov
Date of birth (1978-12-08) 8 December 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Semey, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Centre back / Right back
Club information
Current team
FC Kairat
Number 88
Youth career
1992-1997 FC Elimay
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997-1998 FC Elimay 33 (6)
1999-2000 FC Irtysh 20 (1)
2000-2001 FC Rostov 39 (0)
2000-2001 FC Rostov reserves 8 (1)
2002 FC Astana 11 (2)
2003 FC Elimay 27 (4)
2004-2006 FC Kairat 91 (15)
2007-2013 FC Aktobe 171 (30)
2013 Çaykur Rizespor 16 (0)
2013-present FC Kairat 7 (0)
National team
2000-present Kazakhstan 59 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 January 2012

Samat Smakov (Kazakh: Самат Қабірұлы Смақов; born 8 December 1978 in Semey) is a Kazakhstani football defender who currently playing for FC Kairat.

Club career[edit]

Smakov started his career in his home town Semey playing for FC Elimay, and has since played for different teams, including FC Rostov in Russian Premier League. He is a four-time champion of Kazakhstan with four different clubs. Having a strong leadership qualities, he has captained most of his teams. He held FC Aktobe's club record for most Premier League appearances, before being surpassed by Yuri Logvinenko, in August 2013.[1] He is a current captain of FC Kairat Almaty.

International career[edit]

Samat received his first cap for Kazakhstan on 31 March 2000 in an Asian Cup qualifier against Jordan at the age of 18. Since that time Smakov capped in all major matches of Kazakhstan, including World Cup 2002, World Cup 2006 and Euro 2008 qualifiers. As of October 2013 he has played 59 international matches and scored one goal from penalty against Belgium in September 2007.[2] Many times he led the team as a captain.

Personal[edit]

Awards[edit]

GOAL Journal "Best player of the year"

Honours[edit]

  • Kazakhstan League Winner: 6

1998, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • Kazakhstan Cup Winner: 2

2002, 2008

  • Kazakhstan Supercup Winner: 2

2008, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Balykbaev, Duman (1 September 2013). "Юрий Логвиненко — новый рекордсмен «Актобе»" [Yuri Logvinenko - new "Aktobe" record] (in Russian). Sports.kz. 
  2. ^ Dryomin, Mike and Mamrud, Roberto (6 February 2014). "Kazakhstan - Record International Players". RSSSF. 

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