2018 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2018
ChampionsAstana
RelegatedKyzylzhar
Akzhayik
Champions LeagueAstana
Europa LeagueKairat
Tobol
Matches played198
Goals scored471 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorerMarcos Pizzelli (18)
2017
2019
All statistics correct as of 20 November 2018.

The 2018 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 27th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. Astana defended their championship, winning the Premier League for a fifth time.

Teams[edit]

FC Okzhetpes and FC Taraz were relegated at the end of the 2016 season, and were replaced by FC Zhetysu and FC Kyzylzhar.

Team overview[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2018 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
Kaisar Kyzylorda Gany Muratbayev Stadium 7,500
Kyzylzhar Petropavl Karasai Stadium 11,000
Ordabasy Shymkent Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium 20,000
Shakhter Karaganda Shakhter Stadium 20,000
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 Vladimir Mukhanov Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Adidas  —
Akzhayik Kazakhstan Artur Avakyants Kazakhstan Miram Sapanov Adidas  —
Astana Ukraine Roman Hryhorchuk Kazakhstan Dmitri Shomko Adidas Samruk-Kazyna
Atyrau Russia Viktor Kumykov Kazakhstan Marat Khayrullin Nike  —
Irtysh Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov Kazakhstan Nikita Kalmykov Nike ENRC
Kairat Spain Carlos Alós Kazakhstan Bauyrzhan Islamkhan Nike Halyk Bank
Kaisar Bulgaria Stoycho Mladenov Kazakhstan Maksat Baizhanov Nike  —
Kyzylzhar Kazakhstan Andrey Kucheryavykh Kazakhstan Timur Muldinov Nike  —
Ordabasy Georgia (country) Kakhaber Tskhadadze Kazakhstan Azat Nurgaliev Nike Aysu Mineral Water
Shakhter Bulgaria Nikolay Kostov Kazakhstan Evgeniy Tarasov Nike BTL Kazakhstan
Tobol Poland Marek Zub Kazakhstan Azat Nurgaliev Adidas Polymetal
Zhetysu Kazakhstan Dmitriy Ogai Lithuania Mantas Kuklys 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 Player 9
Aktobe Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Brazil Reynaldo Croatia Hrvoje Miličević Haiti Jean-Eudes Maurice Serbia Saša Marjanović Serbia Milan Radin Serbia Aleksandar Simčević
Akzhayik Croatia Denis Glavina Latvia Artūrs Karašausks Senegal Malick Mané Ukraine Andriy Tkachuk Ukraine Yevhen Borovyk Ukraine Ambrosiy Chachua Ukraine Ihor Khudobyak Ukraine Serhiy Basov
Astana Azerbaijan Richard Almeida Belarus Ivan Mayewski Bosnia and Herzegovina Marin Aničić Brazil Pedro Henrique Croatia Marin Tomasov Curaçao Rangelo Janga Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Kabananga Hungary László Kleinheisler Serbia Antonio Rukavina
Atyrau Cameroon Joseph Nane Croatia Tomislav Barbarić Croatia Jure Obšivač Nigeria Tunde Adeniji Slovakia František Kubík Serbia Novica Maksimović Serbia Predrag Sikimić Ukraine Rizvan Ablitarov
Irtysh Nigeria Gbolahan Salami Portugal Carlos Fonseca Romania Adrian Avramia Romania Doru Popadiuc Serbia Miloš Stamenković Spain Adri Belarus Syarhey Kislyak
Kairat Brazil Isael Brazil Juan Felipe Belarus Syarhey Palitsevich Croatia Ivo Iličević Hungary Ákos Elek Hungary Márton Eppel Russia Andrey Arshavin Trinidad and Tobago Sheldon Bateau Ukraine Aderinsola Eseola
Kaisar Cameroon Abdel Lamanje Croatia Ivan Graf Ivory Coast Franck Dja Djedjé Kenya Paul Were Martinique Mathias Coureur Sierra Leone John Kamara Serbia Bratislav Punoševac Ukraine Volodymyr Arzhanov
Kyzylzhar The Gambia Momodou Ceesay Georgia (country) Shota Grigalashvili Georgia (country) Giorgi Popkhadze Montenegro Uroš Delić Paraguay Freddy Coronel Serbia Miroslav Lečić Ukraine Maksym Drachenko Ukraine Oleksandr Stetsenko
Ordabasy Argentina Pablo Fontanello Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirzad Mehanović Croatia Luka Muženjak France Helton Russia Nikita Bocharov Senegal Abdoulaye Diakate Serbia Nemanja Kojić Ukraine Kyrylo Kovalchuk
Shakhter Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan Belarus Alyaksandr Valadzko Croatia Mateo Mužek Czech Republic Lukas Droppa Czech Republic Egon Vuch Estonia Sergei Mošnikov Montenegro Damir Kojašević Ukraine Yevhen Tkachuk
Tobol Argentina Juan Lescano Central African Republic Fernander Kassaï Georgia (country) Jaba Kankava Georgia (country) Nika Kvekveskiri Lithuania Artūras Žulpa Romania Ionuț Larie Ukraine Dmytro Nepohodov
Zhetysu Armenia Kamo Hovhannisyan Armenia Edgar Malakyan Belarus Andrey Lebedzew Belarus Ivan Sadownichy Georgia (country) Lasha Kasradze Ghana David Mawutor Lithuania Mantas Kuklys Ukraine Ruslan Stepanyuk Uzbekistan Server Djeparov

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
Irtysh Pavlodar Ukraine Vyacheslav Hroznyi End of contract 16 November 2017[1] Pre-season Spain Gerard Nus 21 December 2017[2]
Tobol Russia Robert Yevdokimov End of contract 1 December 2017 Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko 25 December 2017
Akzhayik Kazakhstan Vakhid Masudov Ukraine Volodymyr Mazyar 17 December 2017
Atyrau Kazakhstan Kuanysh Kabdulov (caretaker) End of contract Kazakhstan Vakhid Masudov 8 January 2018[3]
Ordabasy Russia Aleksei Petrushin End of contract Bulgaria Georgi Dermendzhiev 11 January 2018[4]
Shakhter Karagandy Lithuania Saulius Širmelis End of contract 31 December 2017 Belarus Uladzimir Zhuravel 9 January 2018[5]
Atyrau Kazakhstan Vakhid Masudov Resigned 9 April 2018[6] 12th Moldova Adrian Sosnovschi 11 April 2018[7]
Irtysh Pavlodar Spain Gerard Nus Sacked 28 April 2018[8] 8th Kazakhstan Dmitry Kuznetsov (Caretaker) 28 April 2018
Akzhayik Ukraine Volodymyr Mazyar 15 May 2018 7th
Irtysh Pavlodar Kazakhstan Dmitry Kuznetsov (Caretaker) End of Contract 13 June 2018 5th Kazakhstan Oirat Saduov 13 June 2018[9]
Shakhter Karagandy Belarus Uladzimir Zhuravel Mutual Termination 3 July 2018[10] 10th Kazakhstan Andrei Finonchenko (Caretaker) 3 July 2018[10]
Atyrau Moldova Adrian Sosnovschi Resigned 1 July 2018[11] 12th Russia Viktor Kumykov 4 July 2018[12]
Irtysh Pavlodar Kazakhstan Oirat Saduov Sacked 10 July 2018 9th Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov 10 July 2018[13]
Tobol Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko Resignation 1 August 2018[14] 3rd Poland Marek Zub 6 August 2018[15]
Kairat Spain Carlos Alós Mutual Consent 15 October 2018[16] 2nd Kazakhstan Andrei Karpovich (Caretaker) 15 October 2018[17]

Regular season[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Astana (C) 33 24 5 4 66 22 +44 77 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Kairat 33 19 5 9 60 33 +27 62 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Tobol 33 15 8 10 36 30 +6 53
4 Ordabasy 33 13 7 13 38 44 −6 46
5 Kaisar 33 11 12 10 35 31 +4 45
6 Zhetysu 33 11 10 12 36 40 −4 43
7 Aktobe[b] 33 13 9 11 51 47 +4 42
8 Shakhter Karagandy 33 8 12 13 29 36 −7 36
9 Atyrau 33 9 9 15 34 47 −13 36
10 Irtysh Pavlodar (O) 33 10 5 18 28 45 −17 35 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
11 Kyzylzhar (R) 33 10 5 18 27 48 −21 35 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division
12 Akzhayik (R) 33 7 9 17 31 48 −17 30
Source: UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Matches won; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Head-to-head points; 7) Head-to-head matches won; 8) Head-to-head goal difference; 9) Head-to-head goals scored; 10) Head-to-head away goals scored; 11) Draw.[19]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of 2018 Kazakhstan Cup, Kairat, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Cup winner (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed to the next best-placed team (the fourth-placed team).
  2. ^ Aktobe had six points deducted on 27 April 2018 as a punishment for unpaid debts to former player Danilo Neco.[18]

Results[edit]

Games 1–22[edit]

Home \ Away AKT AKZ AST ATY IRT KRT KSR KYZ ORD SHA TOB ZHE
Aktobe 5–3 1–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–1
Akzhayik 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–3 2–0
Astana 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 5–3 2–0 1–0 3–0
Atyrau 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–0
Irtysh Pavlodar 2–1 2–0 1–6 2–1 1–2 0–1 5–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–2
Kairat 3–2 3–0 1–2 2–0 4–0 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1
Kaisar 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–0
Kyzylzhar 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0
Ordabasy 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–2
Shakhter Karagandy 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–1
Tobol 2–3 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0
Zhetysu 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Games 23–33[edit]

Home \ Away AKT AKZ AST ATY IRT KRT KSR KYZ ORD SHA TOB ZHE
Aktobe 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–0 3–1 2–3
Akzhayik 0–0 1–2 0–4 0–0 0–1
Astana 4–0 3–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–0
Atyrau 3–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 2–1
Irtysh Pavlodar 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1
Kairat 6–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 0–0
Kaisar 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0
Kyzylzhar 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1
Ordabasy 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1
Shakhter Karagandy 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1
Tobol 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–2
Zhetysu 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played 11 November 2018[20]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Aktobe 18
2 Ukraine Aderinsola Eseola Akzhayik/Kairat 17
3 Croatia Marin Tomasov Astana 14
4 Brazil Isael Kairat 12
5 Kazakhstan Aleksey Shchotkin Astana 10
Serbia Bratislav Punoševac Kaisar
7 Russia Andrey Arshavin Kairat 9
Senegal Malick Mané Akzhayik
9 Kazakhstan Azat Nurgaliev Tobol 8
Nigeria Babatunde Temitope Adeniji Atyrau
Montenegro Damir Kojašević Shakhter Karagandy
Kazakhstan Timur Muldinov Kyzylzhar
Kazakhstan Roman Murtazayev Astana
Ghana Patrick Twumasi Astana
Kazakhstan Marat Khairullin Atyrau

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref.
Kazakhstan Baktiyar Zaynutdinov Astana Irtysh Pavlodar 6–1 7 April 2018 [21]
Serbia Milan Bojović Zhetysu Ordabasy 4–2 14 May 2018 [22]
Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Aktobe Tobol 3–2 23 June 2018 [23]
Kazakhstan Aleksey Shchotkin Astana Kyzylzhar 3–0 26 August 2018 [24]

References[edit]

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