FC Kairat

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Kairat
FCKairat logo.png
Full name Football Club Kairat
Nickname(s) Халық командасы (The People's Team)
Founded 1954; 62 years ago (1954)
as Lokomotiv Alma-Ata[1]
Ground Central Stadium
Ground Capacity 23,804[2]
Chairman Kairat Boranbayev
Manager Kakhaber Tskhadadze
League Kazakhstan Premier League
2015 Kazakhstan Premier League, 2nd
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Kairat (Kazakh: «Қайрат» футбол клубы) is a professional football club based in Almaty, which plays in the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest level of Kazakh football. Founded in 1954 as Lokomotiv Alma-Ata on the basis of the football club Dinamo Alma-Ata,[3] they were renamed to Urozhai in 1955 and Kairat in 1956.[1] The club's home ground is the Central Stadium which has a capacity of 23,804.

They were the leading Kazakh team during the Soviet era, the only ever club to compete at the Soviet Top League, and to win the Soviet First League (second tier of competition) in both 1976 and 1983. The team achieved an all-time high Soviet Top League finish of 7th in 1986 and altogether spent 24 seasons in the Soviet Top League, a record for a Central Asian team. During the existence of the Soviet Union, Kairat was a part of the Voluntary Sports Societies of the USSR. Kairat is considered to be one of the most popular football clubs in Kazakhstan.

History[edit]

2007–09[edit]

At the end of 2006 season, the main sponsor of the club, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (National railways company), withdrew. This precipitated a financial crisis which lasted until the start of 2007 season. Consequently, most of the club's players switched to other teams. The club entered the 2007 season with an inexperienced, young team. In July 2007, a group of private investors took over the club and invested around U.S. $4 million in it. The club progressed to the quarter-final of the National Cup of Kazakhstan but was very close to relegation, finishing in thirteenth position that season. At the beginning of 2009, the club declared itself bankrupt and was relegated to the First Division. In November 2009, Kairat became the champion of the First Division and was promoted to the Kazakhstani Premier League.

Logo used from 60's to 70's.
Logo used from 70's to 80's.

On 28 December 2015, Aleksandr Borodyuk was appointed as the clubs new manager,[4] before resigning as manager on 5 April following a poor start to the season.[5] On 7 April 2016, Kakhaber Tskhadadze was appointed as the clubs manager.[6]

In Europe[edit]

Kairat was the first Soviet Team to win a European cup. It happened in 1971 in Almaty, when Kairat beat Rapid Bucharest with 2–1 and clinched European Railworks Cup, a defunct club tournament now. After the Football Union of Kazakhstan joined UEFA, Kairat played in qualifying rounds of European cups five times and twice times advanced to second qualifying round in 2014–15 and 2015–16 season.

Soviet era[edit]

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Domestic history[edit]

Season League Kazakhstan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1992 1st 1 26 16 5 5 48 22 53 Winners Kazakhstan B.Baiseitov
1993 11 22 5 3 14 23 41 18 Second round Kazakhstan B.Baiseitov / Kazakhstan G.Katkov
1994 11 30 10 6 14 36 42 36 First round Kazakhstan G.Katkov / Turkmenistan K.Berdyev
1995 9 30 13 2 15 37 35 41 First round Turkmenistan K.Berdyev
1996 6 34 19 5 10 61 30 62 Kazakhstan V.Masudov
1997 3 26 16 5 5 52 14 53 Winners Kazakhstan V.Masudov
1998 2nd 2 4 3 0 1 8 1 9 Kazakhstan V.Masudov
1999 1st 3 30 21 1 8 62 19 64 Winners Turkmenistan Rejepmyrat Agabaýew 24 Kazakhstan V.Nikitenko
2000 4 28 18 6 4 48 17 60 Kazakhstan Oleg Litvinenko 13 Kazakhstan V.Nikitenko / Kazakhstan A.Chernov
2001 5 32 15 7 10 42 33 52 Winners Kazakhstan V.Masudov / Serbia Z.Krmpotić
2002 7 32 13 7 12 41 36 46 Kazakhstan Alibek Buleshev 13 Serbia Z.Krmpotić
2003 7 32 14 7 11 51 42 49 Winners Kazakhstan Alibek Buleshev 13 Tajikistan V.Gulyamhaydarov / Kazakhstan L.Ostroushko
2004 1 36 25 8 3 70 21 83 Kazakhstan Arsen Tlekhugov 22 Russia L.Pakhomov / Russia A.Petrushin
2005 3 30 18 8 4 56 22 62 Uzbekistan Jafar Irismetov 10 Russia A.Petrushin / Tajikistan V.Gulyamhaydarov
2006 7 30 12 10 8 39 30 46 Uzbekistan Alibek Buleshev 10 Kazakhstan B.Baiseitov / Turkmenistan T.Agamyradow / Kazakhstan I.Khomukha
2007 13 30 9 3 18 23 43 30 Kazakhstan S.Klimov / Kazakhstan V.Masudov
2008 10 30 9 10 11 25 28 34 Quarterfinal Kazakhstan V.Masudov
2009 2nd 1 26 19 4 3 63 21 42 First Round Kazakhstan S.Volgin
2010 1st 10 32 6 11 15 17 38 29 Third Round Kazakhstan S.Volgin / Kazakhstan E.Kuznetsov
2011 11 32 8 8 16 30 49 22 Quarterfinal Russia Konstantin Golovskoy 10 Kazakhstan V.Nikitenko / England J.Gregory
2012 10 26 7 8 11 23 34 29 Second Round Croatia Josip Knežević 6 Kazakhstan D.Ogai / Spain J.Serer
2013 3 32 12 12 8 44 38 33 Second Round The Gambia Momodou Ceesay 12 Slovakia V.Weiss
2014 3 32 18 5 9 58 31 38 Winners Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou 12 Slovakia V.Weiss
2015 2 32 20 7 5 60 19 45 Winners Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou 22 Slovakia V.Weiss

Continental history[edit]

Honours[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Soviet[edit]

International[edit]


Current squad[edit]

As of 6 July 2016[8]

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

No. Position Player
1 Kazakhstan GK Vladimir Plotnikov
2 Kazakhstan DF Timur Rudoselskiy
3 Kazakhstan MF Jan Vorogovsky
4 Brazil DF Bruno Soares
6 Serbia DF Žarko Marković
7 Kazakhstan MF Islambek Kuat
8 Russia MF Mikhail Bakayev
9 Kazakhstan MF Bauyrzhan Islamkhan
10 Brazil MF Isael
11 Ivory Coast FW Gerard Gohou
13 Kazakhstan DF Ermek Kuantayev
15 Kazakhstan MF Baurzhan Turysbek
16 Kazakhstan GK Andrei Sidelnikov
17 Kazakhstan MF Aslan Darabayev
No. Position Player
19 Kazakhstan FW Stanislav Lunin
20 Cameroon MF Léandre Tawamba
21 Kazakhstan MF Nurlan Dairov
22 Kazakhstan MF Madiyar Raimbek
24 Kazakhstan FW Rifat Nurmugamet
25 Kazakhstan GK Vladimir Groshev
26 Kazakhstan DF Dilshat Musayev
28 Russia MF Andrey Arshavin
30 Chile MF Gerson Acevedo
44 Ukraine MF Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
Kazakhstan GK Stas Pokatilov
Kazakhstan MF Zhambyl Kukeyev
Spain DF Cesar Arzo

On Loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
18 Kazakhstan FW Vitali Li (at Irtysh Pavlodar)


For recent transfers, see 2016 FC Kairat season.

Notable managers[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of FC Kairat managers.

The following managers won at least one trophy when in charge of Kairat:

Name Period Trophies
Soviet Union Viktor Korolkov 1971–1972 European Railworks Cup
Soviet Union Stanislav Kaminsky 1976–1978 Soviet First League
Soviet Union Leonid Ostroushko 1983–1986 Soviet First League
Kazakhstan Bakhtiyar Baiseitov 1992–1993 Kazakhstan Premier League, Kazakhstan Cup
Kazakhstan Vakhid Masudov 1996–1998 Kazakhstan Cup
Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko 1999–2000 Kazakhstan Cup
Kazakhstan Vakhid Masudov 2001 Kazakhstan Cup
Kazakhstan Leonid Ostroushko 2003 Kazakhstan Cup
Russia Aleksei Petrushin 2004–2005 Kazakhstan Premier League
Slovakia Vladimír Weiss 2012–2015 Kazakhstan Cup

Partnerships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History". FC Kairat. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Стадион [Stadium] (in Russian). FC Kairat. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Кайрат (футбольный клуб)" (in Russian). 
  4. ^ "Александр Бородюк – главный тренер ФК Кайрат". www.fckairat.kz/ (in Russian). FC Kairat. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "АЛЕКСАНДР БОРОДЮК РАСТОРГ КОНТРАКТ С ФК КАЙРАТ". fckairat.kz (in Russian). FC Kairat. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Кахабер Цхададзе – главный тренер Кайрата". fckairat.kz (in Russian). FC Kairat. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "UEFA rankings for club competitions". UEFA.com. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "ГЛАВНАЯ КОМАНДЫ МАТЧИ КЛУБ АКАДЕМИЯ МЕДИА ЗАЛ СЛАВЫ ФАН-ЗОНА МАГАЗИН ЗАКУПКИ ВРЕМЯ ДЛЯ ЗАЯВКИ". fckairat.kz (in Russian). FC Kairat. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Кайрат и Спортинг стали партнерами. FC Kairat (in Russian). FC Kairat. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

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