2016 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Premier League
Season 2016
Matches played 77
Goals scored 169 (2.19 per match)
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 29 May 2016.

The 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League is the 25th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. Astana were the defending champions having won their first league championship the previous year.

Teams

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

Team overview

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 Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium 35,000
Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter Stadium 20,000
Taraz Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 11,525
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 010,500
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 04,000

Personnel and kits

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 Kazakhstan Samat Smakov Lotto  —
Akzhayik Kazakhstan Talgat Baysufinov SerbiaKazakhstan Predrag Govedarica Adidas Expo 2017
Astana Bulgaria Stanimir Stoilov Kazakhstan Tanat Nusserbayev Adidas Samruk-Kazyna
Atyrau Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko 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 Slovakia Jozef Vukušič 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

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 Kouassi Kouadja Russia Nikita Bocharov Russia Marat Sitdikov Russia Yegor Sorokin Russia Sandro Tsveiba Russia Mikhail Petrolay Ukraine Ilya Mikhalyov Uzbekistan Bobir Davlatov
Akzhayik Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Kolunija Moldova Oleg Hromțov Paraguay Freddy Coronel Serbia Danilo Nikolić
Astana Bosnia and Herzegovina Marin Aničić Colombia Roger Cañas Ghana Patrick Twumasi Republic of Macedonia Besart Abdurahimi Nigeria Lukman Haruna Serbia Đorđe Despotović Serbia Nemanja Maksimović
Atyrau Belarus Aleksandr Makas Cameroon Guy Essame Cameroon Abdel Lamanje Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Damčevski Poland Przemysław Trytko Ukraine Volodymyr Arzhanov Ukraine Vyacheslav Sharpar Romania Alexandru Curtean
Irtysh Bosnia and Herzegovina Semir Kerla Chile Ignacio Herrera Czech Republic Tomáš Jirsák The Gambia Ousman Jallow Georgia (country) Gogita Gogua Lithuania Georgas Freidgeimas Portugal Carlos Fonseca Senegal Djiby Fall
Kairat Brazil Bruno Soares Brazil Isael Cameroon Léandre Tawamba Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Russia Andrey Arshavin Serbia Žarko Marković Slovakia Lukáš Tesák Ukraine Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
Okzhetpes Cameroon Joseph Nane Russia Aleksandr Alkhazov Russia Daniil Chertov Russia Vitali Volkov Serbia Risto Ristović Serbia Saša Stamenković Ukraine Oleksandr Chyzhov
Ordabasy Croatia Edin Junuzović Montenegro Filip Kasalica Nigeria Dominic Chatto Senegal Abdoulaye Diakate Serbia Aleksandar Simčević Serbia Branislav Trajković Serbia Miloš Trifunović Uzbekistan Alexander Geynrikh
Shakhter Armenia Robert Arzumanyan Belarus Ivan Sadownichy Finland Moshtagh Yaghoubi Finland Erfan Zeneli Netherlands Desley Ubbink Slovakia Július Szöke Ukraine Oleksiy Kurylov
Taraz Belarus Ihar Zyankovich Romania Ioan Mera Senegal Malick Mané Serbia Dušan Đokić Serbia Jovan Golić
Tobol Austria Tomáš Šimkovič Central African Republic Fernander Kassaï Croatia Denis Glavina France Alassane N'Diaye Lithuania Artūras Žulpa Romania Ciprian Deac Ukraine Kostyantyn Dudchenko Ukraine Serhiy Yavorskyi
Zhetysu Belarus Filip Rudzik Czech Republic Martin Klein Ivory Coast Boti Goa Ivory Coast Didier Kadio Republic of Macedonia Gjorgji Mojsov Republic of Macedonia Dušan Savić Republic of Macedonia Marko Simonovski Serbia Marko Đalović

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

Managerial changes

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[1] Pre-season Russia Yuri Utkulbayev 22 December 2015[2]
Taraz Ukraine Evgeny Yarovenko Mutual consent 11 November 2015[3] Kazakhstan Nurmat Mirzabayev
Kairat Slovakia Vladimír Weiss Mutual consent 30 November 2015[4] Russia Aleksandr Borodyuk 28 December 2015[5]
Shakhter Ukraine Ihor Zakharyak Slovakia Jozef Vukušič 8 January 2016[6]
Tobol Kazakhstan Sergey Maslenov Kazakhstan Dmitriy Ogai 23 December 2015
Zhetysu Kazakhstan Ivan Azovskiy Kazakhstan Almas Kulshinbaev 5 January 2016[7]
Kairat Russia Aleksandr Borodyuk Resigned 5 April 2016[8] 9th Georgia (country) Kakhaber Tskhadadze 7 April 2016[9]
Tobol Kazakhstan Dmitriy Ogai Mutual consent 28 April 2016[10] 5th
Taraz Kazakhstan Nurmat Mirzabayev 15 May 2016 12th Ukraine Yuriy Maksymov 15 May 2016[11]

Regular season

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.[12]

Regular season table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Astana 13 11 1 1 20 7 +13 34 Qualification to Championship round
2 Irtysh Pavlodar 13 9 3 1 23 6 +17 30
3 Kairat 13 7 2 4 21 10 +11 23
4 Okzhetpes 13 6 3 4 16 13 +3 21
5 Ordabasy 13 6 2 5 17 18 −1 20
6 Aktobe 13 5 4 4 14 15 −1 19
7 Zhetysu 13 4 3 6 14 20 −6 15 Qualification to Relegation round
8 Atyrau 12 3 4 5 8 12 −4 13
9 Tobol 12 3 3 6 14 16 −2 12
10 Shakhter Karagandy 13 3 3 7 5 15 −10 12
11 Akzhayik 13 2 2 9 6 18 −12 8
12 Taraz 13 1 4 8 11 19 −8 7
Updated to match(es) played on 29 May 2016. Source: UEFA.com, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 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) Goals scored; 10) Away goals scored; 11) Draw.[13]

Championship round

The top six teams from 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. They will start this round with their points from Regular season halved, rounded upwards, and they will keep their Regular season record (matches won, draws, losses and goal differential). After completion of the Championship round the winners will be the Champions of 2015 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 may also qualify for Europa League if they or one of the top three teams wins the 2016 Kazakhstan Cup.[12]

Championship round table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Team 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Team 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Team 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Team 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Team 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on TBD. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion when two teams are tied); 3) Matches won; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head matches won; 6) Head-to-head goal difference; 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Head-to-head away goals scored; 9) Goal difference; 10) Goals scored; 11) Away goals scored; 12) Play-off (only if deciding champion when three or teams are tied); 13) Draw.[14]

Relegation round

The bottom six teams from Regular season will participate in the Relegation round where they will play each other home-and-away in a round-robin format for a total of 10 matches per team. They will start this round with their points from Regular season halved, rounded upwards, and they will keep their Regular season record (matches won, draws, losses and goal differential). After completion of the Relegation round the winners will be considered 7th-placed team of 2015 Kazakhstan Premier League, the runners-up will be 8th and so on, with the last team being 12th. The 11th-placed team will qualify for Relegation play-off against runners-up of 2016 Kazakhstan First Division, with the losing team being eliminated, and the 12th-placed team will be directly relegated to 2017 Kazakhstan First Division as the last-placed placed team.[12]

Relegation round table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7 Team 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Team 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Team 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Team 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Team 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
12 Team 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Kazakhstan First Division
First match(es) will be played on TBD. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 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) Goals scored; 10) Away goals scored; 11) Draw.[15]

Statistics

Top scorers

As of matches played 10 May 2016[16]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Kazakhstan Roman Murtazayev Irtysh Pavlodar 7
2 Kazakhstan Samat Smakov Aktobe 4
Georgia (country) Gogita Gogua Irtysh Pavlodar
Serbia Đorđe Despotović Astana
Kazakhstan Azat Nurgaliev Ordabasy
Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Kairat
7 Croatia Edin Junuzović Ordabasy 3
Kazakhstan Alibek Buleshev Okzhetpes
Belarus Ihar Zyankovich Taraz
Republic of Macedonia Dušan Savić Zhetysu
Poland Przemysław Trytko Atyrau
Kazakhstan Tanat Nusserbayev Astana
Austria Tomáš Šimkovič Tobol
Kazakhstan Zhasulan Moldakaraev Okzhetpes
Kazakhstan Marat Khairullin Okzhetpes

Scoring

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