2016 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2016
ChampionsAstana (3rd title)
RelegatedZhetysu
Taraz
Champions LeagueAstana
Europa LeagueKairat
Irtysh Pavlodar
Ordabasy
Matches played192
Goals scored491 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorerGerard Gohou (22 goals)
Biggest home winKairat 6–0 Okzhetpes
(21 May 2016)[1]
Biggest away winShakhter Karagandy 0–5 Kairat
(11 June 2016)[2]
Akzhayik 0–5 Tobol
(24 July 2016)[3]
Highest scoringAktobe 2–6 Kairat
(19 June 2016)[4]
Aktobe 4–4 Ordabasy
(13 August 2016)[5]
2015
2017

The 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 25th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. Astana were the defending champions having won their second league championship the previous year, and they successfully defended their title this season. The season began on 12 March 2016 and concluded on 29 October 2016; the relegation play-off took place on 5 November 2016.

Teams[edit]

FC Kaisar was relegated at the end of the 2015 season, and was replaced by Akzhayik.

Team overview[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League
Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe Aktobe Aktobe Central Stadium 15,000
Akzhayik Oral Petr Atoyan Stadium 8,320
Astana Astana Astana Arena 30,000
Atyrau Atyrau Munaishy Stadium 8,690
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Almaty Central Stadium 25,057
Okzhetpes Kokshetau Okzhetpes Stadium 4,158
Ordabasy Shymkent Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium 35,000
Shakhter Karaganda Shakhter Stadium 20,000
Taraz Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 11,525
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 10,500
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 4,000

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 Russia Yuri Utkulbayev Lotto  —
Akzhayik Kazakhstan Artur Avakyants SerbiaKazakhstan Predrag Govedarica Adidas Expo 2017
Astana Bulgaria Stanimir Stoilov Kazakhstan Tanat Nusserbayev Adidas Samruk-Kazyna
Atyrau Bulgaria Stoycho Mladenov Kazakhstan Zhasur Narzikulov Adidas  —
Irtysh Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov Kazakhstan David Loria Nike ENRC
Kairat Georgia (country) Kakhaber Tskhadadze Kazakhstan Bauyrzhan Islamkhan Nike Expo 2017
Okzhetpes Russia Vladimir Mukhanov Kazakhstan Alibek Buleshev Adidas Chempionat
Ordabasy Kazakhstan Bakhtiyar Bayseitov Kazakhstan Azat Nurgaliev Adidas TAU
Shakhter Russia Aleksei Yeryomenko Kazakhstan Maksat Baizhanov Adidas  —
Taraz Ukraine Yuriy Maksymov Kazakhstan Dmitri Yevstigneyev Adidas  —
Tobol Russia Omari Tetradze Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Adidas  —
Zhetysu Kazakhstan Almas Kulshinbaev Kazakhstan Andrey Pasechenko Adidas  —

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 Ivory Coast Lassina Dao Ivory Coast Kouassi Kouadja Russia Nikita Bocharov Russia Dmitry Golubov Russia Marat Sitdikov Russia Sandro Tsveiba Serbia Vuk Mitošević Ukraine Ilya Mikhalyov
Akzhayik Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Kolunija Chile Matías Rubio Nigeria Michael Odibe Paraguay Freddy Coronel Serbia Miroslav Lečić Serbia Danilo Nikolić Serbia Srđan Ostojić Serbia Predrag Govedarica
Astana Belarus Igor Shitov Bosnia and Herzegovina Marin Aničić Colombia Roger Cañas Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Kabananga Ghana Patrick Twumasi North Macedonia Agim Ibraimi Serbia Đorđe Despotović Serbia Nemanja Maksimović
Atyrau Belarus Aleksandr Makas Cameroon Guy Essame Cameroon Abdel Lamanje North Macedonia Aleksandar Damčevski Poland Przemysław Trytko Romania Alexandru Curtean Ukraine Volodymyr Arzhanov Ukraine Vyacheslav Sharpar
Irtysh Bosnia and Herzegovina Semir Kerla Chile Ignacio Herrera Czech Republic Tomáš Jirsák The Gambia Ousman Jallow Lithuania Georgas Freidgeimas Portugal Carlos Fonseca Senegal Djiby Fall
Kairat Brazil Isael Cameroon Léandre Tawamba Chile Gerson Acevedo Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Russia Andrey Arshavin Serbia Žarko Marković Spain César Arzo Ukraine Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
Okzhetpes Cameroon Joseph Nane Cameroon Serge Bando N'Ganbe Chile Nicolás Canales Russia Daniil Chertov Russia Vitali Volkov Serbia Risto Ristović Serbia Saša Stamenković Ukraine Oleksandr Chyzhov
Ordabasy Croatia Edin Junuzović Georgia (country) Gogita Gogua Montenegro Filip Kasalica Nigeria Dominic Chatto Senegal Abdoulaye Diakate Serbia Aleksandar Simčević Serbia Branislav Trajković Uzbekistan Alexander Geynrikh
Shakhter Armenia Robert Arzumanyan Belarus Ivan Sadownichy Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola Vasiljević North Macedonia Marko Simonovski Netherlands Desley Ubbink Slovakia Filip Serečin Slovakia Július Szöke Slovakia Štefan Zošák
Taraz Romania Ioan Mera Russia Anton Grigoryev Senegal Malick Mané Tajikistan Davron Ergashev Ukraine Oleksandr Aliyev Ukraine Oleksandr Pyschur Ukraine Andriy Yakovlyev
Tobol Austria Tomáš Šimkovič Central African Republic Fernander Kassaï Croatia Denis Glavina Lithuania Artūras Žulpa North Macedonia Dušan Savić Romania Ciprian Deac Russia Shamil Asildarov Ukraine Serhiy Yavorskyi
Zhetysu Armenia Narek Beglaryan Czech Republic Martin Klein France Mamadou Wague Serbia Marko Đalović Slovenia Dejan Djermanović Ukraine Artem Kasyanov

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

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Aktobe Romania Ioan Andone Mutual consent 10 November 2015[6] Pre-season Russia Yuri Utkulbayev 22 December 2015[7]
Taraz Ukraine Evgeny Yarovenko Mutual consent 11 November 2015[8] Kazakhstan Nurmat Mirzabayev
Kairat Slovakia Vladimír Weiss Mutual consent 30 November 2015[9] Russia Aleksandr Borodyuk 28 December 2015[10]
Shakhter Ukraine Ihor Zakhariak Slovakia Jozef Vukušič 8 January 2016[11]
Tobol Kazakhstan Sergey Maslenov Kazakhstan Dmitriy Ogai 23 December 2015
Zhetysu Kazakhstan Ivan Azovskiy Kazakhstan Almas Kulshinbaev 5 January 2016[12]
Kairat Russia Aleksandr Borodyuk Resigned 5 April 2016[13] 9th Georgia (country) Kakhaber Tskhadadze 7 April 2016[14]
Tobol Kazakhstan Dmitriy Ogai Mutual consent 28 April 2016[15] 5th
Taraz Kazakhstan Nurmat Mirzabayev 15 May 2016 12th Ukraine Yuriy Maksymov 15 May 2016[16]
Shakhter Karagandy Slovakia Jozef Vukušič Resigned 3 August 2016[17] 11th Russia Aleksei Yeryomenko 4 August 2016[18]

Regular season[edit]

In the regular season twelve teams played each other home-and-away in a round-robin format for a total of 22 matches per team. The top six teams advanced to the Championship round and the bottom six teams qualified for the Relegation round.[19]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Astana 22 17 2 3 34 14 +20 53 Qualification for the championship round
2 Kairat 22 14 4 4 50 22 +28 46
3 Irtysh Pavlodar 22 12 5 5 37 18 +19 41
4 Okzhetpes 22 11 4 7 33 23 +10 37
5 Ordabasy 22 9 6 7 26 27 −1 33
6 Aktobe 22 7 7 8 23 32 −9 28[a]
7 Atyrau 22 7 7 8 21 23 −2 28[a] Qualification for the relegation round
8 Tobol 22 8 4 10 28 26 +2 28[a]
9 Zhetysu 22 6 5 11 22 32 −10 23
10 Shakhter Karagandy 22 5 6 11 10 27 −17 21
11 Taraz 22 5 4 13 22 30 −8 19
12 Akzhayik 22 3 2 17 12 44 −32 11
Source: UEFA.com, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head matches won; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Goal difference; 8) Matches won; 9) Goals scored; 10) Away goals scored; 11) Draw.[20]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: Aktobe (7 points), Atyrau (5 points), Tobol (4 points).

Regular season results[edit]

Home \ Away AKT AKZ AST ATY IRT KRT OKZ ORD SHA TAR TOB ZHE
Aktobe 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–6 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 3–2
Akzhayik 0–0 1–5 0–4 0–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–5 1–2
Astana 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0
Atyrau 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0
Irtysh Pavlodar 4–1 0–0 2–2 3–0 2–3 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 3–1
Kairat 3–0 3–2 1–0 5–2 1–0 6–0 2–2 0–0 3–1 3–2 2–0
Okzhetpes 4–1 4–2 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–0
Ordabasy 3–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–3 2–2 0–1
Shakhter Karagandy 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–5 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0
Taraz 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–3
Tobol 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–2 3–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–2
Zhetysu 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–4 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–1
Source: Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship round[edit]

The top six teams from the regular season will participate in the Championship round where they will play each other home-and-away in a round-robin format for a total of 10 matches per team. In contrast to the previous season, teams will carry forward their entire regular season record, with no halving of points. After completion of the Championship round the winners will be the Champions of 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League and qualify for 2017–18 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round. The runners-up and third-placed team will qualify for Europa League first qualifying round and the fourth-placed team will also qualify for Europa League because one of the top three teams will win the 2016 Kazakhstan Cup.[19]

Championship round table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Astana (C) 32 23 4 5 47 21 +26 73 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round[a]
2 Kairat 32 22 5 5 75 30 +45 71 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Irtysh Pavlodar 32 14 7 11 52 36 +16 49
4 Ordabasy 32 13 9 10 41 44 −3 48
5 Okzhetpes 32 13 6 13 42 44 −2 45
6 Aktobe 32 9 9 14 37 52 −15 36
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion when two teams are tied); 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head matches won; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Head-to-head away goals scored; 8) Goal difference; 9) Matches won; 10) Goals scored; 11) Away goals scored; 12) Draw.[21]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Astana qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2016 Kazakhstan Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed down the league.

Championship round results[edit]

Home \ Away AKT AST IRT KRT OKZ ORD
Aktobe 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 4–4
Astana 1–0 3–0 1–4 3–0 2–0
Irtysh Pavlodar 5–1 0–0 1–3 0–2 1–2
Kairat 3–1 2–0 2–1 5–0 1–1
Okzhetpes 0–3 0–0 1–4 1–3 3–0
Ordabasy 2–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 1–0
Source: Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation round[edit]

The worst six teams from the regular season participated in the Relegation round where they played each other home-and-away in a round-robin format for a total of 10 matches per team. In contrast to the previous season, teams carried forward their entire regular season record, with no halving of points. After completion of the Relegation round the winners are considered the 7th-placed team of 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League, the runners-up being 8th and so on, with the last team being 12th. The 11th-placed team, Taraz, qualified for the relegation play-off against Altai Semey, the runners-up of 2016 Kazakhstan First Division, with the losing team being eliminated, and the 12th-placed team, Zhetysu, will be directly relegated to 2017 Kazakhstan First Division as the last-placed placed team.[19]

Relegation round table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7 Tobol 32 12 5 15 40 40 0 41
8 Atyrau 32 10 9 13 35 39 −4 39
9 Shakhter Karagandy 32 10 6 16 25 40 −15 36
10 Akzhayik 32 11 2 19 27 50 −23 35[a]
11 Taraz (R) 32 10 5 17 33 42 −9 35[a] Qualification for the relegation play-offs
12 Zhetysu (R) 32 8 7 17 37 53 −16 31 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head matches won; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Goal difference; 8) Matches won; 9) Goals scored; 10) Away goals scored; 11) Draw.[22]
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record; Taraz–Akzhayik 0–1, Akzhayik–Taraz 2–1, Akzhayik–Taraz 2–0, Taraz–Akzhayik 2–1.

Relegation round results[edit]

Home \ Away AKZ ATY SHA TAR TOB ZHE
Akzhayik 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0
Atyrau 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–3
Shakhter Karagandy 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–3 4–1
Taraz 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–2
Tobol 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 3–2
Zhetysu 0–2 4–3 1–2 0–0 2–0
Source: Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Altai Semey are promoted to the 2017 Kazakhstan Premier League; Taraz are relegated to the 2017 Kazakhstan First Division.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played 29 October 2016[23]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Kairat 22
2 Kazakhstan Roman Murtazayev Irtysh Pavlodar 18
3 Kazakhstan Bauyrzhan Islamkhan Kairat 17
4 Senegal Malick Mané Taraz 13
5 North Macedonia Dušan Savić Zhetysu 12
Kazakhstan Azat Nurgaliev Ordabasy/Astana
7 Kazakhstan Sergei Khizhnichenko Tobol 10
Uzbekistan Alexander Geynrikh Ordabasy
9 Cameroon Serge Bando N'Ganbe Okzhetpes 9
10 Kazakhstan Marat Khairullin Okzhetpes 8
Serbia Đorđe Despotović Astana
Russia Andrey Arshavin Kairat
Ukraine Volodymyr Arzhanov Atyrau
Austria Tomáš Šimkovič Tobol
Paraguay Freddy Coronel Akzhayik

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref.
North Macedonia Dušan Savić Zhetysu Taraz 3–2 15 June 2016 [24]
Uzbekistan Alexander Geynrikh Ordabasy Aktobe 4–4 13 August 2016 [25]
Senegal Malick Mané Taraz Zhetysu 3–2 10 September 2016 [26]

Scoring[edit]

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