|Full name||Samat Kabirovich Smakov|
|Date of birth||8 December 1978|
|Place of birth||Semey, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back / Right back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. He is a current captain of FC Kairat Almaty.
In October 2014, Smakov, along with Dmitri Khomich, Mikhail Bakayev, Zaurbek Pliyev and Aleksandr Kislitsyn, was banned from training with FC Kairat by the club. On 6 January 2015, Smakov, along with Aleksandr Kislitsyn, moved to FC Irtysh Pavlodar.
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 November 2014 he has played 62 international matches and scored two goals, his first goal a penalty against Belgium in September 2007. Many times he led the team as a captain.
- Scores and results list Kazakhstan's goal tally first.
|1.||12 September 2007||Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty||Belgium||2–2||2–2||Euro 2008 qualifier|||
|2.||16 November 2014||Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul||Turkey||1–3||1–3||Euro 2016 qualifier|||
- Favorite club: Spartak Moscow
- 2004, 2008 Kazakhstan FF ""Best Player of the year""
- 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 2010
GOAL Journal "Best player of the year"
- Kazakhstan League Winner: 6
1998, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
- Kazakhstan Cup Winner: 2
- Kazakhstan Supercup Winner: 2
- Balykbaev, Duman (1 September 2013). Юрий Логвиненко — новый рекордсмен «Актобе» [Yuri Logvinenko - new "Aktobe" record] (in Russian). Sports.kz.
- Хомич, Плиев и Бакаев отстранены от тренировок Кайрата до конца сезона. www.sports.ru (in Russian). sports.ru. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
- СМАКОВ И КИСЛИЦЫН ПЕРЕХОДЯТ В ИРТЫШ. http://www.fckairat.kz/ (in Russian). FC Kairat. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- Dryomin, Mike and Mamrud, Roberto (6 February 2014). "Kazakhstan - Record International Players". RSSSF.
- "Kazakhstan hold Belgium to 2–2 draw in Euro qualifier". ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network). Reuters. 12 September 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Esetova, Asel (17 November 2014). "Казахстан проиграл Турции в квалификации Евро-2016". Kazakhstanskaya Pravda (in Kazakh). Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Personal Blog at National Team Website (Russian)
- Samat Smakov at National-Football-Teams.com
- "КАЙРАТ" ОБЪЯВИЛ О ПОДПИСАНИИ СМАКОВА И ЛОРИЯ (Russian)