2003 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Premier League
Season 2003
Champions Irtysh Pavlodar
Top goalscorer Andrei Finonchenko (18)
2002
2004

The 2003 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 12th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan, and took place between 12 April and 3 November.[1]

Teams[edit]

There were 5 promoted teams to the Premier League for this season, Ekibastuzets, Batys, Dostyk, Taraz and Zhetysu. The Premier League was expanded to 17 teams before the season started and to 19 teams for the 2004 season, this mean no teams were relegated before or after the season. Before the start of the season Vostok Altyn were renamed Vostok and Dostyk became Ordabasy.

Due to failure to comply with UEFA regulations, no teams qualified for any UEFA competition.

Team overview[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe-Lento Aktobe Central Stadium 13,200
Atyrau Atyrau Munaishy Stadium 9,500
Batys Oral Petr Atoyan Stadium 8,320
Ekibastuzets 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
Ordabasy Shymkent Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium 20,000
Shakhter Karagandy Karagandy Shakhter Stadium 20,000
Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 12,525
Tobol Kostanay Central Stadium 8,323
Vostok Oskemen Vostok Stadium 8,500
Zhenis Astana Astana Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium 12,350
Yelimay Semey Spartak Stadium
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 4,000

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Irtysh (C) 32 25 3 4 59 20 +39 0783
2 Tobol 32 24 4 4 55 19 +36 76
3 Zhenis Astana 32 20 4 8 65 33 +32 64
4 Atyrau 32 16 5 11 48 42 +6 0532
5 Aktobe-Lento 32 13 12 7 40 29 +11 51
6 Ordabasy 32 15 4 13 33 29 +4 49
7 Kairat 32 14 7 11 51 42 +9 49
8 Zhetysu 42 14 6 22 46 38 +8 48
9 Yelimay 32 12 7 13 35 35 0 43
10 Shakhter Karagandy 32 10 12 10 37 29 +8 42
11 Esil Bogatyr 32 10 6 16 42 53 −11 36
12 Taraz 32 10 4 18 35 45 −10 34
13 Kaisar 32 9 7 16 26 42 −16 34
14 Vostok 32 8 8 16 34 46 −12 32
15 Ekibastuzets 32 8 4 20 30 56 −26 28
16 Batys 32 8 2 22 25 74 −49 26
17 Esil 32 4 9 19 13 42 −29 0151

Updated to games played on 3 November 2003.
Source: http://www.kpfl.kz/eng/chempionat_2003
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Esil were deducted 6 points due to a violation of transfer rules, whilst there last four games were awarded as technical losses due to being suspended on 23 October.2 Atyrau were penalized with a technical lose due to fielding an in-eligible player.3 Irtysh were penalized with two technical losses due to fielding an in-eligible player.
(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.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 3 November 2003[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Kazakhstan Andrei Finonchenko Shakhter 16
2 Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Tobol 16
3 Kazakhstan Aleksandr Shatskikh Zhenis 14
Turkmenistan Rejepmyrat Agabaýew Atyrau
5 Kazakhstan Alibek Buleshev Kairat 13
Kazakhstan Oleg Litvinenko Elimay
7 Turkmenistan Muslim Agaýew Irtysh 11
8 Kazakhstan Murat Tleshev Irtysh 10
Kazakhstan Pavel Udalov Vostok
Kazakhstan Dilmurat Nazarov Taraz
Kazakhstan Oleg Tarasov Kairat
Kazakhstan Valeriy Garkusha Tobol

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2003 PREMIER LEAGUE". www.kpfl.kz/ (in Russian). Football Federation of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 9 December 2015.