1998 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Top Division
Season 1998
Champions Yelimay
Relegated Nasha Kompaniyat
Bolat
Naryn
Asian Club Championship Irtysh Pavlodar
Asian Cup Winners' Cup Kaisar-Hurricane
Matches played 182
Goals scored 486 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorer Oleg Litvinenko (14)
1997
1999

The 1998 Kazakhstan Top Division was the seventh season of the Top Division, now called the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Following the conclusion of the previous season, Aktobe and Ulytau were relegated, with Nasha Kompaniyat and Naryn being promoted in their place. Prior to the start of the season, Kairat were replaced by CSKA Kairat and Avtomobilist were renamed Khimik following their move to Stepnogorsk.

Team overview[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity
Astana Astana Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium
Batyr Ekibastuz Shakhtyor Stadium
Bolat Temirtau Metallurg Stadium
CSKA Almaty Almaty CSKA Stadium
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium
Kaisar-Hurricane Kyzylorda Gani Muratbayev Stadium
Khimik Stepnogorsk
Naryn Oral Petr Atoyan Stadium
Nasha Kompaniya Astana Locomotive Stadium
Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet Karaganda Shakhter Stadium
Taraz Taraz Central Stadium
Vostok Oskemen Vostok Stadium
Yelimay Semey Spartak Stadium
Zhiger Shymkent Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Yelimay (C) 26 20 3 3 60 20 +40 63
2 Batyr 26 18 5 3 50 17 +33 59
3 Irtysh Pavlodar 26 17 6 3 44 15 +29 57 1999–2000 Asian Club Championship
4 Kaisar-Hurricane 26 16 5 5 42 17 +25 53 1999–2000 Asian Cup Winners' Cup
5 Vostok 26 17 1 8 49 25 +24 52
6 Astana 26 15 6 5 45 22 +23 51
7 CSKA Kairat 26 13 4 9 45 32 +13 43
8 Khimik 26 7 8 11 22 33 −11 29
9 Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet 26 8 4 14 29 32 −3 28
10 Taraz 26 7 6 13 33 35 −2 27
11 Zhiger 26 6 4 16 31 49 −18 22
12 Nasha Kompaniyat 26 3 6 17 15 50 −35 15 Relegation to 1999 Kazakhstan First Division
13 Bolat 26 3 3 20 10 60 −50 12
14 Naryn 26 0 3 23 11 73 −62 3

Source: http://www.kpfl.kz/eng/chempionat_1998
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Kazakhstan Oleg Litvinenko Yelimay 14
2 Kazakhstan Nurken Mazbaev Kaisar-Hurricane 13
3 Kazakhstan Seitzhan Baibossynov Zhiger 11
4 Kazakhstan Viktor Antonov Irtysh 10
KazakhstanKonstantin Kotov Astana
6 Kazakhstan Vitaliy Airykh Taraz 8
Kazakhstan Kairat Aubakirov Yelimay
Kazakhstan Aleksandr Miroshnichenko Yelimay

See also[edit]

References[edit]