2013 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Premier League
Season 2013
Champions Aktobe
Relegated Vostok
Akzhayik
Champions League Aktobe
Europa League Astana
Kairat
Shakhter Karagandy
Matches played 134
Goals scored 298 (2.22 per match)
Top goalscorer Belarus Igor Zenkovich
(Shakhter Karagandy, 15 goals)
Biggest home win Tobol 5–1 Astana (R1)
Akzhayik 4–0 Atyrau (R11)
Zhetysu 5–1 Akzhayik (R17)
Shakhter 4–0 Akzhayik (R22)
Biggest away win Zhetysu 1–4 Tobol (R11)
Highest scoring Kairat 3–3 Zhetysu (R1)
Tobol 5–1 Astana (R1)
Kairat 4–2 Tobol (R5)
Ordabasy 4–2 Akzhayik (R8)
Zhetysu 5–1 Akzhayik (R17)
2012
2014

The 2013 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 22nd season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. The season began on 9 March 2013 and ended on 2 November. Shakhter Karagandy are the defending champions having won their second league championship last year.

Changes from 2012 season[edit]

The league was reduced from fourteen to twelve teams for this season.

Teams[edit]

For the 2013 season, the league changed from 14 teams to 12, meaning the bottom two teams from the previous season, Sunkar and Okzhetpes, along with Kaisar were relegated to the Kazakhstan First Division with only Vostok, the second place team, gaining promotion.

Team overview[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2013 Kazakhstan Premier League
Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe Aktobe Aktobe Central Stadium 13,500
Akzhayik Oral Petr Atoyan Stadium 8,320
Astana Astana Astana Arena 30,000
Atyrau Atyrau Munaishy Stadium 9,000
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Almaty Central Stadium 25,057
Ordabasy Shymkent Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium 37,000
Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter Stadium 19,000
Taraz Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 12,525
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 08,323
Vostok Oskemen Vostok Stadium 08,500
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 04,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Aktobe Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko Kazakhstan Petr Badlo adidas
Akzhayik Serbia Ljupko Petrović Kazakhstan Ruslan Khairov Puma
Astana Romania Ioan Andone Kazakhstan Kairat Nurdauletov adidas Qazaqstan Temir Zholy
Atyrau Montenegro Miodrag Radulović Kazakhstan Valentin Chureev adidas
Irtysh Kazakhstan Talgat Baisufinov Kazakhstan Sergei Ivanov adidas ENRC
Kairat Slovakia Vladimír Weiss Kazakhstan Kyril Shestakov Nike KazRosGaz
Ordabasy Kazakhstan Vakhid Masudov Kazakhstan Kairat Ashirbekov adidas TAU
Shakhter Russia Viktor Kumykov Kazakhstan Andrey Finonchenko Nike
Taraz Netherlands Arno Pijpers Kazakhstan Vitali Yevstigneyev adidas
Tobol Kazakhstan Sergei Maslenov Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev adidas
Vostok Kazakhstan Vladimir Fomichyov Kazakhstan Roman Nesterenko Umbro
Zhetysu Russia Omari Tetradze Kazakhstan Zahar Korobov adidas

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Kairat Spain José Pérez Serer End of contract November 2012 Pre-Season Slovakia Vladimír Weiss November 2012
Ordabasy Ukraine Viktor Pasulko End of contract November 2012 Pre-Season Kazakhstan Vakhid Masudov December 2012
Aktobe Russia Vladimir Mukhanov Resign November 2012 Pre-Season Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko December 2012
Atyrau Kazakhstan Yuri Skates End of contract November 2012 Pre-Season Montenegro Miodrag Radulović December 2012
Akzhayik Slovakia Jozef Škrlík End of contract November 2012 Pre-Season Armenia Poghos Galstyan February 2013
Vostok Kazakhstan Paul Evteev December 2012 Pre-Season Kazakhstan Vladimir Fomichyov December 2012
Tobol Ukraine Vyacheslav Hrozny End of contract December 2012 Pre-Season Kazakhstan Sergei Maslenov December 2012
Zhetysu Serbia Slobodan Krčmarević Sacked December 2012 Pre-Season Russia Omari Tetradze February 2013

Foreign players[edit]

The number of foreign players is restricted to eight per KPL team. A team can use only five foreign players on the field in each game.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6 Player 7 Player 8
Aktobe Ukraine Petr Badlo Trinidad and Tobago Robert Primus Armenia Robert Arzumanyan Moldova Serghei Covalciuc Uzbekistan Timur Kapadze Russia Sergei Davydov
Akzhayik Czech Republic Jakub Chleboun Czech Republic Pavel Černý Cameroon Haman Sadjo
Astana Serbia Nenad Erić Central African Republic Foxi Kéthévoama Ghana Patrick Twumasi Montenegro Blažo Igumanović Montenegro Damir Kojašević Brazil Zelão Guinea-Bissau Cícero
Atyrau Serbia Jovan Golić Georgia (country) George Peikrishvili Russia Artyom Fomin Montenegro Miloš Stojčev Serbia Đorđe Tutorić Serbia Nenad Injac Croatia Robert Alviž Serbia Nikola Milanković
Irtysh Serbia Nemanja Džodžo Belarus Alyaksandr Kulchy Serbia Predrag Govedarica Mali Mamoutou Coulibaly Russia Sergei Strukov Uzbekistan Ulugbek Bakayev Czech Republic Štěpán Kučera Uzbekistan Kamoliddin Murzoev
Kairat Ghana Daniel Addo Scotland Stuart Duff Croatia Josip Knežević Finland Alexei Eremenko Slovakia Ľubomír Michalík The Gambia Momodou Ceesay Armenia Artur Yedigaryan
Ordabasy Uganda Andrew Mwesigwa Senegal Gueye Mansour Ukraine Artem Kasyanov Georgia (country) Davit Chagelishvili Brazil Andrezinho Croatia Edin Junuzović Nigeria Baba Collins Tunisia Mohamed Arouri
Shakhter Karagandy Lithuania Gediminas Vičius Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola Vasiljević Belarus Andrey Paryvayew Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin Đidić Armenia Gevorg Ghazaryan Belarus Ihar Zyankovich Serbia Aleksandar Simčević Colombia Roger Cañas
Taraz Serbia Ersin Mehmedović Senegal Abdoulaye Diakate Russia Nikolai Nesterenko Serbia Miroslav Lečić Serbia Vukašin Tomić Cameroon Titi Essomba Serbia Marko Ranđelović Nigeria Obiora Odita
Tobol Brazil Jhonnes Republic of Macedonia Mensur Kurtiši Serbia Nenad Šljivić Moldova Igor Bugaiov Russia Vitali Volkov Russia Aleksandr Alumona Republic of Macedonia Nikola Tonev Serbia Ognjen Krasić
Vostok Czech Republic Martin Komárek Trinidad and Tobago Radanfah Abu Bakr El Salvador Ramón Sánchez The Gambia Ebrima Sohna Guyana Walter Moore Senegal Papa Niang
Zhetysu Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmedalija Čović Tajikistan Davron Ergashev Uzbekistan Shavkat Salomov Uzbekistan Ruslan Melziddinov Lithuania Arūnas Klimavičius Serbia Marko Đalović Serbia Ivan Perić

In bold: Players that have been capped for their national team.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Aktobe (A) 22 14 5 3 30 12 +18 47 Championship round
2 Astana (A) 22 12 5 5 35 24 +11 41
3 Shakhter (A) 22 10 5 7 31 23 +8 35
4 Irtysh (A) 22 9 7 6 24 20 +4 34
5 Kairat (A) 22 7 10 5 28 24 +4 31
6 Ordabasy (A) 22 8 6 8 20 20 0 30
7 Atyrau (A) 22 7 6 9 18 28 −10 27 Relegation round
8 Tobol (A) 22 7 5 10 30 27 +3 26
9 Vostok (A) 22 5 8 9 12 24 −12 23
10 Zhetysu (A) 22 4 12 6 20 25 −5 021#
11 Taraz (A) 22 4 6 12 19 29 −10 18
12 Akzhayik (A) 22 4 7 11 24 35 −11 013#

Updated to games played on 4 August 2013.
Source: FFK (Russian)
Rules for classification: 1st points;
Two team tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd head-to-head record; 3rd goals difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals scored;
Multiple teams tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd goals difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away goals scored
# Zhetysu were deducted 3 points and Akzhayik were deducted 6 points.
(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.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away AKT AKZ AST ATY IRT KRT ORD SHA TAR TOB VOS ZHE
Aktobe 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–1
Akzhayik 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0
Astana 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–1
Atyrau 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1
Irtysh 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1
Kairat 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–2 2–0 3–3
Ordabasy 0–1 4–2 0–2 3–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–2
Shakhter 1–2 4–0 1–3 3–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0
Taraz 0–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–0
Tobol 1–0 1–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 2–2 3–0 3–1
Vostok 0–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
Zhetysu 0–0 5–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 0–0

Updated to games played on 4 August 2013.
Source: (Russian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship round[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Aktobe (C) (Q) 32 20 6 6 46 22 +24 43 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Astana (Q) 32 19 5 8 54 35 +19 42 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Kairat (Q) 32 12 12 8 44 38 +6 33
4 Irtysh 32 12 8 12 41 39 +2 27
5 Shakhter (Q) 32 12 7 13 43 45 −2 26 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
6 Ordabasy 32 11 8 13 33 34 −1 23

Updated to games played on 2 November 2013.
Source: Soccerway
1Shakter qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2013 Kazakhstan Cup.
Rules for classification: 1st points;
Two team tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd head-to-head record; 3rd goals difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals scored;
Multiple teams tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd goals difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away 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.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away AKT AST IRT KRT ORD SHA
Aktobe 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–0
Astana 1–0 4–2 1–2 3–1 1–2
Irtysh 4–0 0–1 2–3 3–0 2–1
Kairat 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 3–3
Ordabasy 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 4–0
Shakhter 0–1 1–4 1–1 1–2 3–0

Updated to games played on 2 November 2013.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation round[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Tobol 32 14 6 12 48 33 +15 35
8 Atyrau 32 10 11 11 26 38 −12 28
9 Zhetysu 32 6 17 9 22 32 −10 22
10 Taraz 32 7 9 16 30 38 −8 21
11 Vostok (Q) 32 6 13 13 20 37 −17 20 Relegation to Relegation play-off
12 Akzhayik (R) 32 7 10 15 37 50 −13 19 Relegation to 2014 Kazakhstan First Division

Updated to games played on 2 November 2013.
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points;
Two team tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd head-to-head record; 3rd goals difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals scored;
Multiple teams tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd goals difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away 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.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away AKZ ATY TAR TOB VOS ZHE
Akzhayik 3–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–0
Atyrau 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Taraz 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1
Tobol 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–0
Vostok 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–4 0–0
Zhetysu 0–3 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–0

Updated to games played on 2 November 2013.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-off[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 11 November 2013[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Belarus Igor Zenkovich Shakhter Karagandy[a] 15 (3)
2 Moldova Igor Bugaiov Tobol 13 (2)
3 The Gambia Momodou Ceesay Kairat 12
4 Croatia Edin Junuzović Ordabasy 12 (0)
5 Croatia Josip Knežević Kairat 10 (4)
  1. ^ Zenkovich scored 9 for Akzhayik.

References[edit]