Kazakhstan Super League

Premier League
Country Kazakhstan
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Founded 1992;  (1992)
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to First Division
Domestic cup(s) Kazakhstan Cup
Kazakhstan Super Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions FC Shakhter Karagandy
Most championships FC Irtysh Pavlodar (5)
Website kff.kz
2013 Kazakhstan Premier League

The Kazakhstan Premier League is the top division of football in Kazakhstan. The League is controlled by the Football Union of Kazakhstan and was set up in 1992. The League is fed into by the First Division and starts in spring and finishes in late fall because of the low temperatures in the winter, with each championship corresponding to a calendar year. The majority of matches have been played at weekends in recent seasons.

Name changes

Kazakhstan Top Division (1992–2001)
Kazakhstan Super League (2002–2007) [1]
Kazakhstan Premier League (2008- ) [2]

Current teams (2013)

Soviet winners of republican level

Note that some teams such as Kairat Almaty participated in the upper leagues of the Soviet annual football competition. There was no solidly established independent Kazakh championship and the republican winner was conditionally picked by the Football Federation of Kazakh SSR.


Seasons summary

Season Champion Runner-up Third Place Top scorer Best Player
1992 Kairat Orbadasy (SKIF Ordabasy) Irtysh (Traktor) Kazakhstan Sergei Kogai (Kaisar) - 21 Kazakhstan Sergei Volgin (Kairat)
1993 Irtysh (Ansat) Ekibastuzets (Batyr) Gornyak Kazakhstan Aleksandr Shmarikov (Taraz) - 28 Kazakhstan Nikolay Kurganskiy (Ekibastuzets)
1994 Semey (Yelimay) Irtysh (Ansat) Ordabasy (Zhiger) Kazakhstan Oleg Litvinenko (Taraz) - 20 Kazakhstan Kanat Musataev (Ordabasy)
1995 Semey (Yelimay) Taraz Shakhter Kazakhstan Andrei Miroshnichenko (Semey) - 23 Kazakhstan Andrei Miroshnichenko (Semey)
1996 Taraz Irtysh Semey (Yelimay) Kazakhstan Viktor Antonov (Irtysh) - 21 Kazakhstan Oleg Voskoboynikov (Taraz)
1997 Irtysh Taraz Kairat Kazakhstan Nurken Mazbaev (Taraz) - 16 Kazakhstan Oleg Voskoboynikov (Taraz)
1998 Semey (Yelimay) Ekibastuzets (Batyr) Irtysh Kazakhstan Oleg Litvinenko (Semey) - 14 Kazakhstan Oleg Voskoboynikov (Kaisar)
1999 Irtysh (Irtysh Bastau) Kyzylzhar (Access-Esil) Kairat Turkmenistan Rejepmyrat Agabaýew (Kairat) - 24 Kazakhstan Igor Avdeev (Kyzylzhar)
2000 Astana-64 (Zhenis) Kyzylzhar (Access-Golden-Grain) Irtysh Brazil Mendes (Irtysh) - 21 Kazakhstan Igor Avdeev (Kyzylzhar)
2001 Astana-64 (Zhenis) Atyrau Kyzylzhar (Esil Bogatyr) Kazakhstan Arsen Tlekhugov (Astana-64) - 30 Kazakhstan Arsen Tlekhugov (Astana-64)
2002 Irtysh Atyrau Tobol Kazakhstan Yevgeny Lunev (Shakhter) - 16 Kazakhstan Evgeniy Lovchev (Astana-64)
2003 Irtysh Tobol Astana-64 (Zhenis) Kazakhstan Andrei Finonchenko (Shakhter) - 18 Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev (Tobol)
2004 Kairat Irtysh Tobol Uzbekistan Ulugbek Bakaev (Tobol) - 22
Kazakhstan Arsen Tlekhugov (Kairat) - 22
Kazakhstan Samat Smakov (Kairat)
2005 Aktobe Tobol Kairat Kazakhstan Murat Tleshev (Irtysh) - 20 Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev (Tobol)
2006 Astana-64 (Astana) Aktobe Tobol Uzbekistan Jafar Irismetov (Almaty) - 17 Kazakhstan David Loria (Astana-64)
2007 Aktobe Tobol Shakhter Uzbekistan Jafar Irismetov (Almaty) - 17 Kazakhstan Samat Smakov (Aktobe)
2008 Aktobe Tobol Irtysh Kazakhstan Murat Tleshev (Irtysh) - 13 Kazakhstan Samat Smakov (Aktobe)
2009 Aktobe Astana (Lokomotiv) Shakhter Kazakhstan Murat Tleshev (Aktobe) - 18
Turkmenistan Wladimir Baýramow (Tobol) - 18
Kazakhstan Samat Smakov (Aktobe)
2010 Tobol Aktobe Irtysh Uzbekistan Ulugbek Bakaev (Tobol) - 16 Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev (Tobol)
2011 Shakhter Zhetysu Aktobe Uzbekistan Ulugbek Bakaev (Zhetysu) - 18 Kazakhstan Ulan Konysbayev (Shakhter)
2012 Shakhter Irtysh Aktobe Uzbekistan Ulugbek Bakaev (Irtysh) - 14 Uzbekistan Ulugbek Bakaev (Irtysh)


  • Historical names shown in brackets according to the season.
  • Best Player Award by FFK (1992–2005, 2008, 2010-) and GOAL Journal (2006–2007,2009)

Performance by club

Club Gold Silver Bronze
Irtysh 5 4 5
Aktobe 4 2 2
Astana-64 3 - 1
Semey 3 - 1
Shakhter 2 - 3
Kairat 2 - 3
Tobol 1 4 3
Taraz 1 2 -
Kyzylzhar - 2 1
Atyrau - 2 -
Ekibastuzets - 2 -
Ordabasy - 1 1
Astana - 1 -
Zhetysu - 1 -
Gornyak - - 1

All time top scorers

As of 27 July 2013[3]
Rank Player Goals Games
1 Kazakhstan Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev 148 368
2 Kazakhstan Oleg Litvinenko 147 311
3 Kazakhstan Nurken Mazbaev 142 400
4 Kazakhstan Murat Tleshev 138 303
5 Kazakhstan Andrei Miroshnichenko 115 242
6 Uzbekistan Ulugbek Bakayev 105 167
7-8 Kazakhstan Ruslan Imankulov 96 366
7-8 Kazakhstan Aleksandr Shatskikh 96 275
9-10 Kazakhstan Kairat Aubakirov 94 302
9-10 Kazakhstan Andrei Finonchenko 94 248
11 Kazakhstan Vladimir Loginov 87 339
12-13 Kazakhstan Viktor Antonov 86 207
12-13 Kazakhstan Ruslan Duzmambetov 86 230
As of end of 2011 season[4](Bold denotes players still in Premier League)

See also


External links

  • Current standings at KFF
  • Current standings at Soccerway.com
  • Chempionat.kz
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