2001 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2001
ChampionsZhenis Astana
RelegatedEkibastuzets
Zhetysu
Taraz
Dostyk
Mangystau
Champions LeagueZhenis Astana
UEFA CupAtyrau
Kairat
Matches played272
Goals scored679 (2.5 per match)
Top goalscorerArsen Tlekhugov (30)
2000
2002

The 2001 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 10th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan, and took place between 28 April and 22 October.[1]

Teams[edit]

Zhiger were relegated at the end of the 2000 season, and were replaced by FC Aktobe-Lento, FC Mangystau and Atyrau. Batyr were reformed as Ekibastuzets-NK and CSKA Kairat became Kairat.[1]

In addition to the changes in clubs in the Kazakhstan Premier League, there weer various name changes as well. Access-Golden-Grain became Esil Bogatyr, Akmola became Esil and Kaisar-Hurricane returned to being called Kaisar.[1]

Team overview[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe-Lento Aktobe Central Stadium 13,200
Atyrau Atyrau Munaishy Stadium 9,500
Dostyk Shymkent Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium 20,000
Ekibastuzets-NK Ekibastuz Shakhtyor Stadium 6,300
Esil Kokshetau Okzhetpes Stadium 4,158
Esil Bogatyr Petropavl Karasai Stadium 11,000
Irtysh Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Central Stadium 23,804
Kaisar Kyzylorda Gany Muratbayev Stadium 7,500
Mangystau Aktau Zhastar Stadium 3,500
Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet Karagandy Shakhter Stadium 20,000
Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 12,525
Tobol Kostanay Central Stadium 8,323
Vostok Altyn Oskemen Vostok Stadium 8,500
Yelimay Semey Spartak Stadium
Zhenis Astana Astana Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium 12,350
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 4,000

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zhenis Astana (C) 32 26 3 3 78 30 +48 81 2002–03 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Atyrau 32 21 7 4 53 16 +37 70 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
3 Esil Bogatyr 32 21 6 5 51 16 +35 69
4 Irtysh 32 17 9 6 48 22 +26 60
5 Kairat 32 15 7 10 42 33 +9 52 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
6 Tobol 32 15 4 13 48 43 +5 49
7 Yelimay 32 14 6 12 47 42 +5 48
8 Aktobe-Lento 32 13 6 13 33 40 −7 45
9 Vostok Altyn 32 13 5 14 42 43 −1 44
10 Esil 32 12 8 12 35 37 −2 44
11 Kaisar 32 11 7 14 33 40 −7 40
12 Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet 32 10 10 12 31 37 −6 40
13 Ekibastuzets-NK (R) 32 10 7 15 30 49 −19 37 Relegation to 2002 First Division
14 Zhetysu (R) 32 7 5 20 38 57 −19 26
15 Taraz (R) 32 6 3 23 26 57 −31 21
16 Dostyk (R) 32 4 9 19 28 58 −30 21
17 Mangystau (R) 32 3 6 23 16 59 −43 15
Updated to match(es) played on 22 October 2001. Source: kpfl.kz
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 22 October 2001[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Kazakhstan Arsen Tlekhugov Zhenis Astana 30
2 Kazakhstan Guram Makayev Atyrau 17
3 Kazakhstan Kairat Aubakirov Yelimay 13
4 Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Tobol 12
5 Kazakhstan Ruslan Imankulov Shakhter-Ispat-Karmet 11
6 Kazakhstan Yuri Aksenov Zhenis Astana 10
Kazakhstan Vladimir Gurtuev Zhenis Astana/Esil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2001 PREMIER LEAGUE". www.kpfl.kz/ (in Russian). Football Federation of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 7 December 2015.