2014 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2014
ChampionsAstana (1st title)
RelegatedSpartak Semey
Champions LeagueAstana
Europa LeagueKairat
Aktobe
Ordabasy
Matches played192
Goals scored465 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorerFoxi Kéthévoama (15)
Biggest home winKairat 7–1 Aktobe (R19)
Biggest away winTaraz 1–5 Shakhter (R3)
Highest scoringAstana 5–3 Irtysh (R17)
Kairat 7–1 Aktobe (R19)
2013
2015

The 2014 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 23rd season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. The season began on 15 March 2014 and was finished in November. Aktobe were the defending champions having won their fifth league championship the previous year.

Teams[edit]

FC Vostok and FC Akzhayik were relegated at the end of the 2013 season, and were replaced by FC Kaisar and Spartak Semey.

Team overview[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2014 Kazakhstan Premier League
Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe Aktobe Aktobe Central Stadium 15,000
Astana Astana Astana Arena 30,000
Atyrau Atyrau Munaishy Stadium 9,500
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Almaty Central Stadium 25,057
Kaisar Kyzylorda Gany Muratbayev Stadium 7,500
Ordabasy Shymkent Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium 35,000
Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter Stadium 20,000
Spartak Semey Semey Spartak Stadium 08,000
Taraz Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 11,525
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 010,500
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
Astana Bulgaria Stanimir Stoilov Kazakhstan Kairat Nurdauletov Adidas Samruk-Kazyna
Atyrau Belarus Anatoliy Yurevich Kazakhstan Valentin Chureev Adidas,
Irtysh Kazakhstan Talgat Baisufinov Kazakhstan Sergei Ivanov Adidas ENRC
Kairat Slovakia Vladimír Weiss Kazakhstan Kyril Shestakov Nike KazRosGaz
Kaisar Kazakhstan Dmitriy Ogai Nike
Ordabasy Ukraine Viktor Pasulko Kazakhstan Kairat Ashirbekov Adidas TAU
Shakhter Russia Viktor Kumykov Kazakhstan Andrey Finonchenko Lotto
Spartak Semey Kazakhstan Almas Kulshinbayev Adidas
Taraz Ukraine Evgeny Yarovenko Kazakhstan Vitali Yevstigneyev Adidas
Tobol Kazakhstan Timur Urazov Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Adidas
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
Atyrau Montenegro Miodrag Radulović 8 November 2013 Pre Season Belarus Anatoliy Yurevich 4 December 2013[1]
Kaisar Kazakhstan Sergei Volgin 17 November 2013 Kazakhstan Dmitriy Ogai 30 November 2013
Astana Romania Ioan Andone End of contract 27 November 2013 Uzbekistan Vadim Abramov 28 November 2013[2]
Astana Uzbekistan Vadim Abramov Contract canceled 13 December 2013 [3] Kazakhstan Grigori Babayan 1 January 2014
Taraz Netherlands Arno Pijpers 10 June 2014 Ukraine Evgeny Yarovenko 10 June 2014[4]
Astana Kazakhstan Grigori Babayan End of caretaker spell 21 June 2014 Bulgaria Stanimir Stoilov 21 June 2014[5]

Foreign players[edit]

The number of foreign players is restricted to seven 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
Aktobe Trinidad and Tobago Robert Primus Armenia Robert Arzumanyan Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Uzbekistan Timur Kapadze Brazil Danilo Neco Brazil Anderson Mineiro Ukraine Oleksiy Antonov
Astana Bosnia and Herzegovina Marin Aničić Montenegro Damir Kojašević Colombia Roger Cañas Cameroon Guy Essame Ghana Patrick Twumasi Bulgaria Atanas Kurdov Central African Republic Foxi Kéthévoama
Atyrau Nigeria Michael Odibe Serbia Marko Blažić Georgia (country) Giorgi Peikrishvili Serbia Miloš Trifunović Ghana Dominic Adiyiah
Irtysh Montenegro Miodrag Dzudovic Montenegro Igor Burzanovic Ukraine Kostyantyn Dudchenko Bulgaria Orlin Starokin Moldova Simeon Bulgaru Ukraine Rinar Valeyev
Kairat Slovakia Ľubomír Michalík Serbia Žarko Marković Croatia Josip Knežević Armenia Artur Yedigaryan Spain Sito Riera Brazil Isael da Silva Barbosa Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou
Kaisar Czech Republic Martin Klein Serbia Miljan Jablan Mali Mamoutou Coulibaly Slovenia Matic Maruško Estonia Rimo Hunt North Macedonia Dušan Savić Moldova Valentin Furdui
Ordabasy Uganda Andrew Mwesigwa Brazil Freire Ukraine Artem Kasyanov Senegal Abdoulaye Diakate Czech Republic Ondřej Kúdela
Shakhter Serbia Aleksandar Simčević Lithuania Gediminas Vičius Uzbekistan Shavkat Salomov Uzbekistan Kamoliddin Murzoev Austria Mihret Topcagić Croatia Nikola Pokrivač Slovakia Ján Maslo
Spartak Semey Bulgaria Viktor Genev Serbia Nemanja Čović Bulgaria Nikolay Dyulgerov Bulgaria Daniel Peev Serbia Nemanja Jovanović Armenia Artur Avagyan Serbia Goran Obradović
Taraz Netherlands Sigourney Bandjar Slovenia Rok Roj Serbia Jovan Golić Netherlands Desley Ubbink Ukraine Denys Vasilyev Ukraine Oleksandr Yarovenko Ukraine Dmytro Bashlay
Tobol Czech Republic Štěpán Kučera Czech Republic Ondřej Kušnír Serbia Ognjen Krasić Austria Tomáš Šimkovič Serbia Nenad Šljivić Czech Republic Jiří Jeslínek Belarus Ivan Sadownichy
Zhetysu Ivory Coast Didier Kadio Lithuania Arūnas Klimavičius Serbia Marko Putinčanin Serbia Marko Đalović Ivory Coast Boti Demel Bosnia and Herzegovina Mersudin Ahmetović Tajikistan Davron Ergashev

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

First round[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Aktobe 22 12 7 3 34 17 +17 43 Championship round
2 Kairat 22 13 3 6 41 20 +21 42
3 Astana 22 10 9 3 34 17 +17 39
4 Shakhter Karagandy 22 11 3 8 33 27 +6 36
5 Ordabasy 22 10 5 7 24 22 +2 35
6 Kaisar 22 8 8 6 23 23 0 32
7 Zhetysu 22 7 6 9 15 18 −3 27 Relegation round
8 Tobol 22 6 8 8 22 29 −7 26
9 Irtysh Pavlodar 22 6 6 10 28 35 −7 24[a]
10 Atyrau 22 6 6 10 19 27 −8 24[a]
11 Taraz 22 5 4 13 21 34 −13 19
12 Spartak Semey 22 3 5 14 16 41 −25 14
Updated to match(es) played on 2 August 2014. Source: Soccerway (in 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
Notes:
  1. ^ a b ATY 0–1 IRT ; IRT 0-1 ATY

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AKT AST ATY IRT KRT KSR ORD SHA SEM TAR TOB ZHE
Aktobe 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–0
Astana 1–2 3–0 5–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 0–0
Atyrau 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 3–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–2
Irtysh Pavlodar 1–1 3–4 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 5–0 2–0 0–3 1–0
Kairat 7–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 3–1 2–1
Kaisar 2–2 1–0 2–1 4–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Ordabasy 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1
Shakhter Karagandy 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–0
Spartak Semey 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–5 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–1
Taraz 0–2 1–1 3–3 5–1 2–3 0–1 2–1 1–5 2–0 1–1 1–0
Tobol 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–2
Zhetysu 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 3 August 2014. Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second round[edit]

Championship round[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Astana (C, Q) 32 18 10 4 63 26 +37 45 2015–16 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Aktobe (Q) 32 17 10 5 52 31 +21 40 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Kairat (Q) 32 18 5 9 58 31 +27 38
4 Ordabasy (Q) 32 13 5 14 34 44 −10 27
5 Kaisar 32 10 13 9 30 34 −4 27
6 Shakhter Karagandy 32 11 6 15 41 49 −8 21
Updated to match(es) played on 9 November 2014. Source: Soccerway (in 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.
Team start with half number of points from first round.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AKT AST KRT KSR ORD SHA
Aktobe 3–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 3–1
Astana 6–1 5–1 3–0 5–0 2–0
Kairat 2–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 6–1
Kaisar 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–1
Ordabasy 1–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–2
Shakhter Karagandy 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–3
Updated to match(es) played on 9 November 2014. Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation round[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
7 Tobol 32 10 12 10 35 35 0 26[a]
8 Zhetysu 32 10 8 14 21 31 −10 25
9 Atyrau 32 10 7 15 30 43 −13 25
10 Irtysh Pavlodar 32 9 10 13 39 44 −5 25
11 Taraz (O) 32 9 7 16 32 45 −13 25 Relegation play-offs
12 Spartak Semey (R) 32 7 7 18 30 52 −22 21 Relegation to 2015 Kazakhstan First Division
Updated to match(es) played on 9 November 2014. Source: Soccerway (in 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.
Team start with half number of points from first round.
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Tobol have had 3 point(s) deducted.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATY IRT SEM TAR TOB ZHE
Atyrau 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–3 1–0
Irtysh Pavlodar 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–1
Spartak Semey 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1
Taraz 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 2–0
Tobol 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–0
Zhetysu 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 9 November 2014. Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Taraz1–1 (a.e.t.)Kyran
Yarovenko Goal 59' Summary Zhumakhanov Goal 24'
Penalties
Dosmagambetov Penalty missed
Evstigneev Penalty scored
Kuchma Penalty missed
Bashlay Penalty scored
Kozhamberdy Penalty scored
3–1 Kozyulin Penalty missed
Önal Penalty missed
Pishchulin Penalty missed
Amirseitov Penalty scored
Attendance: 500
Referee: Aidyn Rahinbaev

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of Match played 9 November 2014[6]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Central African Republic Foxi Kéthévoama Astana 15
2 Serbia Miloš Trifunović Atyrau 13
3 Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Kairat 12
4 Ukraine Kostyantyn Dudchenko Irtysh 11
Ghana Patrick Twumasi Astana
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mihret Topcagić Shakhter 10
7 Kazakhstan Marat Khairullin Aktobe 9
8 Estonia Rimo Hunt Kaisar 8
Kazakhstan Aslan Darabayev Kairat
Ukraine Oleksiy Antonov Aktobe
Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Aktobe

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Bulgaria Atanas Kurdov Astana Irtysh 4–3 19 April 2014[7]
Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Kairat Aktobe 7–1 6 July 2014[8]
Central African Republic Foxi Kéthévoama Astana Atyrau 3–0 27 July 2014[9]
Ghana Patrick Twumasi Astana Aktobe 6–1 4 October 2014[10]

Scoring[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Анатолий Юревич представлен футболистам "Атырау" (in Russian). sports.kz. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  2. ^ Вадим Абрамов назначен главным тренером "Астаны" (in Russian). FC Astana. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  3. ^ Есмухамет Спанов и Вадим Абрамов покидают «Астану» (in Russian). FC Astana. 2014-12-13.
  4. ^ "Евгений Яровенко стал главным тренером Тараза". sport.nur.kz/ (in Russian). sport.nur.kz. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. ^ Станимир Стойлов — новый главный тренер «Астаны» (in Russian). sports.kz. 2014-06-21.
  6. ^ UEFA.com
  7. ^ "Irtysh 3-4 Astana". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Kairat 7-1 Aktobe". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Astana 3-0 Atyrau". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Astana 6-1 Aktobe". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Ordabasy 1 - 0 Aktobe". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Astana 1 - 0 Kaisar". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Aktobe 1 - 0 Kaisar". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 May 2014.