2015 Kazakhstan Premier League

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Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2015
ChampionsAstana (2nd title)
RelegatedKaisar
Champions LeagueAstana
Europa LeagueKairat
Aktobe
Ordabasy
Matches played192
Goals scored418 (2.18 per match)
Top goalscorerGerard Gohou (22)
Biggest home winKairat 4–0 Tobol
Kairat 4–0 Shakhter
Astana 4–0 Tobol
Biggest away winShakhter 0–5 Kairat
Highest scoringAstana 4–3 Kairat
Kairat 5–2 Irtysh
2014
2016

The 2015 Kazakhstan Premier League is the 24th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. The season began in March 2015 and finished in November. Astana were the defending champions having won their first league championship the previous year.

Teams[edit]

Spartak Semey was relegated at the end of the 2014 season, and were replaced by Okzhetpes.

Team overview[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2015 Kazakhstan Premier League
Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe Aktobe Aktobe Central Stadium 15,000
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
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[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 Romania Ioan Andone Kazakhstan Yuriy Logvinenko Adidas
Astana Bulgaria Stanimir Stoilov Kazakhstan Tanat Nusserbayev Adidas Samruk-Kazyna
Atyrau Kazakhstan Vladimir Nikitenko Cameroon Guy Essame Nike
Irtysh Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov Kazakhstan Samat Smakov Nike ENRC
Kairat Slovakia Vladimír Weiss Kazakhstan Bauyrzhan Islamkhan Nike KazRosGaz
Kaisar Russia Fyodor Shcherbachenko Czech Republic Martin Klein Nike
Okzhetpes Russia Vladimir Mukhanov Kazakhstan Alibek Buleshev Adidas
Ordabasy Russia Viktor Kumykov Kazakhstan Kairat Ashirbekov Adidas TAU
Shakhter Ukraine Ihor Zakharyak Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin Đidić Adidas
Taraz Ukraine Evgeny Yarovenko Kazakhstan Dmitri Yevstigneyev Nike
Tobol Kazakhstan Sergey Maslenov Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Joma
Zhetysu Kazakhstan Ivan Azovskiy Kazakhstan Andrey Pasechenko Puma

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 Romania Ciprian Deac Armenia Marcos Pizzelli Brazil Danilo Neco Brazil Anderson Mineiro Brazil Danilo Lithuania Artūras Žulpa Nigeria Dele Adeleye
Astana Bosnia and Herzegovina Marin Aničić Colombia Roger Cañas Ghana Patrick Twumasi Central African Republic Foxi Kéthévoama Slovenia Branko Ilić Serbia Nemanja Maksimović Ukraine Denys Dedechko Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Kabananga
Atyrau Nigeria Michael Odibe Russia Anton Grigoryev Ukraine Ruslan Fomin Cameroon Guy Essame Ukraine Volodymyr Arzhanov Senegal Abdoulaye Diakate Belarus Dmitri Parkhachev Montenegro Ivan Ivanović
Irtysh France Alassane N'Diaye Ukraine Kostyantyn Dudchenko Czech Republic Tomáš Jirsák Portugal Carlos Fonseca Central African Republic Fernander Kassaï Brazil Evandro Roncatto Brazil Ferreira The Gambia Mustapha Jarju
Kairat Serbia Žarko Marković Spain Sito Riera Brazil Isael Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Ukraine Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Serbia Djordje Despotović Brazil Serginho Brazil Bruno Soares
Kaisar Czech Republic Martin Klein Estonia Rimo Hunt Russia Sergei Strukov Serbia Vuk Mitošević Croatia Josip Knežević Belarus Anton Matsveenka Bulgaria Georgi Karaneychev
Okzhetpes Belarus Alyaksandr Pawlaw Russia Vitali Volkov Russia Daniil Chertov Ukraine Oleksandr Chyzhov Czech Republic Michal Smejkal Montenegro Luka Rotković Serbia Ivan Cvetković Russia Dmitry Sychev
Ordabasy Ukraine Artem Kasyanov Serbia Branislav Trajković Ukraine Kyrylo Petrov Croatia Ivan Božić Uzbekistan Alexander Geynrikh Serbia Aleksandar Simčević Croatia Edin Junuzović
Shakhter Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola Vasiljević Austria Mihret Topcagić Czech Republic Jan Vošahlík Brazil Pedro Sass Trinidad and Tobago Aubrey David Netherlands Desley Ubbink Ukraine Maksym Feshchuk Bulgaria Plamen Dimov
Taraz Serbia Jovan Golić Ukraine Denys Vasilyev Ukraine Oleksandr Yarovenko Ukraine Dmytro Bashlay Romania Ioan Mera Ukraine Oleksandr Pyschur Nigeria Izu Azuka Russia Alan Gatagov
Tobol Ukraine Serhiy Yavorskyi Serbia Nenad Šljivić Serbia Ognjen Krasić Nigeria Uche Kalu Austria Tomáš Šimkovič Lithuania Arūnas Klimavičius Lithuania Deivydas Matulevičius
Zhetysu Tajikistan Davron Ergashev North Macedonia Dušan Savić Russia Ruslan Galiakberov Russia Ilsur Samigullin Russia Aleksei Gerasimov Azerbaijan Elbeyi Guliyev Uzbekistan Bobir Davlatov Russia Mikhail Petrolay

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
Tobol Armenia Vardan Minasyan Sacked 16 April 2015[1] 8th Kazakhstan Sergei Maslenov (caretaker) 16 April 2015[1]
Zhetysu Kazakhstan Askar Kozhabergenov Resigned 20 April 2015[2] 12th Kazakhstan Ivan Azovskiy (caretaker) 20 April 2015[2]
Shakhter Kazakhstan Vladimir Cheburin Resigned 6 May 2015[3] 12th Kazakhstan Yevgeni Sveshnikov (caretaker) 8 May 2015[3]
Irtysh Russia Dmitri Cheryshev Sacked 8 May 2015[4] 10th Kazakhstan Sergey Klimov (caretaker) 8 May 2015[4]
Zhetysu Kazakhstan Ivan Azovskiy (caretaker) End of caretaker role 28 May 2015 12th Kazakhstan Ivan Azovskiy 28 May 2015[5]
Irtysh Kazakhstan Sergey Klimov (caretaker) End of caretaker role 1 June 2015 10th Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov 1 June 2015[6]
Shakhter Kazakhstan Yevgeni Sveshnikov (caretaker) End of caretaker role 5 June 2015[7] 12th Ukraine Ihor Zakharyak (caretaker) 5 June 2015[7]
Aktobe Russia Vladimir Gazzayev 20 July 2015 1st Romania Ioan Andone 20 July 2015[8]
Kaisar Kazakhstan Dmitriy Ogai Resigned 23 July 2015[9] 12th Russia Fyodor Shcherbachenko 06 August 2015[10]

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.[11]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Kairat 22 13 5 4 43 14 +29 44 Qualification for the championship round
2 Aktobe 22 12 8 2 27 12 +15 44
3 Astana 22 12 7 3 40 19 +21 43
4 Atyrau 22 9 10 3 25 19 +6 37
5 Ordabasy 22 9 8 5 21 18 +3 35
6 Irtysh Pavlodar 22 7 9 6 26 23 +3 30
7 Okzhetpes 22 8 2 12 24 33 −9 26 Qualification for the relegation round
8 Tobol 22 7 4 11 22 32 −10 25
9 Taraz 22 7 3 12 17 25 −8 24
10 Shakhter Karagandy 22 5 3 14 16 38 −22 18
11 Zhetysu 22 4 5 13 17 32 −15 17
12 Kaisar 22 3 8 11 12 25 −13 17
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.[12]

Championship round[edit]

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 2016–17 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 2015 Kazakhstan Cup.[11]

Championship round table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Astana (C) 32 20 7 5 55 26 +29 46 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Kairat 32 20 7 5 60 19 +41 45 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Aktobe 32 15 9 8 35 25 +10 32
4 Ordabasy 32 12 10 10 32 31 +1 29
5 Atyrau 32 11 12 9 31 33 −2 27
6 Irtysh Pavlodar 32 10 10 12 37 39 −2 25
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.[13]
(C) Champion.
Notes:

Relegation round[edit]

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 2015 Kazakhstan First Division, with the loser being eliminated, and the 12th-placed team will be directly relegated to 2016 Kazakhstan First Division as the last-placed team.[11]

Relegation round table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7 Tobol 32 12 6 14 32 42 −10 30
8 Okzhetpes 32 12 6 14 36 41 −5 29
9 Taraz 32 10 8 14 25 33 −8 26
10 Shakhter Karagandy 32 9 5 18 27 47 −20 23
11 Zhetysu (O) 32 8 6 18 28 46 −18 22 Qualification for the relegation play-off
12 Kaisar (R) 32 4 12 16 20 36 −16 16 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division
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.[14]
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Relegation play-off[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played by 8 November 2015[15]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Kairat 22
2 Montenegro Luka Rotković Okzhetpes 13
Serbia Đorđe Despotović Zhetysu/Kairat
4 North Macedonia Dušan Savić Zhetysu 12
5 Kazakhstan Tanat Nusserbayev Astana 11
6 Kazakhstan Sergei Khizhnichenko Aktobe 9
Ukraine Oleksandr Pyschur Taraz
8 Ukraine Kostyantyn Dudchenko Irtysh 8
Colombia Roger Cañas Astana
Kazakhstan Alibek Buleshev Okzhetpes
Croatia Edin Junuzović Kaisar/Ordabasy

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Kairat Tobol 4–0 7 March 2015[16]
Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Tobol Shakhter Karagandy 4–1 5 April 2015[17]
Nigeria Uche Kalu Tobol Zhetysu 3–1 16 May 2015[18]
Ukraine Kostyantyn Dudchenko Irtysh Kaisar 4–2 24 May 2015[19]
Ivory Coast Gerard Gohou Kairat Okzhetpes 3–1 6 June 2015[20]
Kazakhstan Sergei Khizhnichenko Aktobe Okzhetpes 4–2 5 July 2015[21]

Scoring[edit]

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