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Kazakhstan Premier League
2018
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The 2018 Kazakhstan Premier League will be the 27th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. Astana are the defending champions having won their fourth league championship the previous year.

Teams

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

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 35,000
Shakhter Karaganda Shakhter Stadium 20,000
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 10,500
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 4,000

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 Flag of Russia Good One Vladimir Mukhanov Flag of Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Adidas  —
Akzhayik Flag of Kazakhstan Artur Avakyants Flag of Kazakhstan Miram Sapanov Adidas  —
Astana Flag of Ukraine Roman Hryhorchuk Flag of Kazakhstan Dmitri Shomko Adidas Samruk-Kazyna
Atyrau Flag of Russia Good One Viktor Kumykov Flag of Kazakhstan Marat Khayrullin Nike  —
Irtysh Flag of Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov Flag of Kazakhstan Nikita Kalmykov Nike ENRC
Kairat Flag of Spain Carlos Ferrer Flag of Kazakhstan Bauyrzhan Islamkhan Nike Halyk Bank
Kaisar Flag of Bulgaria Stoycho Mladenov Flag of Kazakhstan Maksat Baizhanov Nike  —
Kyzylzhar Flag of Kazakhstan Andrey Kucheryavykh Flag of Kazakhstan Timur Muldinov Nike  —
Ordabasy Flag of Bulgaria Kakhaber Tskhadadze Flag of Kazakhstan Azat Nurgaliev Nike Aysu Mineral Water
Shakhter Flag of Bulgaria Nicolai Kostov Flag of Kazakhstan Evgeniy Tarasov Nike BTL Kazakhstan
Tobol Flag of Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko Flag of Kazakhstan Azat Nurgaliev Adidas Polymetal
Zhetysu Flag of Kazakhstan Dmitriy Ogai Flag of Lithuania Mantas Kuklys 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 Player 9 Former
Aktobe Flag of Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Brazil Reynaldo Croatia Hrvoje Miličević Flag of Serbia Saša Marjanović Flag of Serbia Milan Radin Flag of Serbia Aleksandar Simčević
Akzhayik Croatia Denis Glavina Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Idrissa Kouyaté Latvia Artūrs Karašausks Flag of Senegal.svg Malick Mané Flag of Ukraine Andriy Tkachuk Flag of Ukraine Yevhen Borovyk Flag of Ukraine Ihor Khudobyak Flag of Nigeria 001 Michael Odibe Flag of Ukraine Serhiy Basov
Astana Flag of Azerbaijan Richard Almeida Belarus Flag Ivan Mayewski Croatia Marin Tomasov Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Marin Aničić Flag of Ghana Patrick Twumasi Flag of Hungary László Kleinheisler Flag of Serbia Đorđe Despotović Brazil Pedro Henrique Flag of Serbia Marko Stanojević Flag of Serbia Antonio Rukavina
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Kabananga
Atyrau Flag of Cameroon Joseph Nane Croatia Tomislav Barbarić Croatia Ivica Žunić Flag of Nigeria Tunde Adeniji Flag of Serbia Novica Maksimović Flag of Serbia Stefan Živković Flag of Serbia Predrag Sikimić Flag of Ukraine Rizvan Ablitarov
Irtysh Flag of Nigeria Gbolahan Salami Flag of Portugal Carlos Fonseca Romania Adrian Avramia Romania Doru Popadiuc Flag of Serbia Miloš Stamenković Flag of Spain Adri Belarus Flag Syarhey Kislyak
Kairat Brazil Isael Brazil Juan Felipe Belarus Flag Syarhey Palitsevich Croatia Ivo Iličević Flag of Hungary Ákos Elek Flag of Hungary Márton Eppel Flag of Russia Good One Andrey Arshavin Trinidad and Tobago Sheldon Bateau Flag of Ukraine Aderinsola Eseola
Kaisar Flag of Cameroon Abdel Lamanje Croatia Ivan Graf Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Franck Dja Djedjé Flag of Kenya Paul Were Flag of Martinique Mathias Coureur Flag of Sierra Leone John Kamara Flag of Serbia Bratislav Punoševac Flag of Ukraine Volodymyr Arzhanov
Kyzylzhar Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Boško Stupić Flag of Georgia Shota Grigalashvili Flag of Georgia Giorgi Popkhadze Flag of Gambia Momodou Ceesay Flag of Montenegro Uroš Delić Flag of Paraguay Freddy Coronel Flag of Russia Good One Vitali Volkov Flag of Ukraine Maksym Drachenko
Ordabasy Flag of Argentina Pablo Fontanello Croatia Hrvoje Spahija Flag of Russia Good One Nikita Bocharov Flag of Senegal.svg Abdoulaye Diakate Flag of Ukraine Kyrylo Kovalchuk
Shakhter Belarus Flag Alyaksandr Valadzko Croatia Mateo Mužek Flag of Czech Egon Vuch Flag of Montenegro Damir Kojašević Flag of Serbia Milan Stojanović Flag of Ukraine Oleksandr Mihunov Flag of Ukraine Yevhen Tkachuk Flag of Czech Lukas Droppa Switzerland Danijel Subotić
Tobol Flag of Argentina Juan Lescano Flag of the Central African Republic Fernander Kassaï Flag of Georgia Jaba Kankava Flag of Georgia Nika Kvekveskiri Flag of Lithuania Artūras Žulpa Romania Ionuț Larie Flag of Ukraine Dmytro Nepohodov
Zhetysu Flag of Armenia Kamo Hovhannisyan Flag of Armenia Edgar Malakyan Belarus Flag Ivan Sadownichy Flag of Georgia Lasha Kasradze Flag of Ghana David Mawutor Flag of Lithuania Mantas Kuklys Flag of Moldova Oleg Hromțov Flag of Serbia Milan Bojović

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

Regular season

Table

Template:2018 Kazakhstan Premier League table

Statistics

Scoring

Top scorers

As of matches played 15 July 2018
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Aktobe 14
2 Brazil Isael Kairat 9
Flag of Ukraine Aderinsola Eseola Akzhayik/Kairat
4 Flag of Ghana Patrick Twumasi Astana 8
5 Flag of Kazakhstan Roman Murtazayev Astana 7
Flag of Russia Good One Andrey Arshavin Kairat
Flag of Senegal.svg Malick Mané Akzhayik
Croatia Marin Tomasov Astana
9 Flag of Kazakhstan Azat Nurgaliev Tobol 6
10 Flag of Martinique Mathias Coureur Kaisar 5
Flag of Serbia Đorđe Despotović Astana
Flag of Kazakhstan Aleksey Shchotkin Astana
Flag of Senegal.svg Abdoulaye Diakate Ordabasy
Flag of Kazakhstan Yerkebulan Tungyshbayev Ordabasy
Flag of Montenegro Damir Kojašević Shakhter Karagandy
Flag of Kazakhstan Tanat Nusserbayev Tobol

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Kazakhstan Baktiyar ZaynutdinovAstanaIrtysh Pavlodar6–1 7 April 2018
Flag of Serbia Milan BojovićZhetysuOrdabasy4–2 14 May 2018
Flag of Armenia Marcos PizzelliAktobeTobol3–2 23 June 2018

External links

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Supercups

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UEFA competitions

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Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup

International competitions

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League cups

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Supercups

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UEFA competitions
Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path), qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path) · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup
International competitions
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