|Surname||Taras Football Club|
|First soccer team|
|Head coach||Vait Talgayev|
|Venue||Taras Central Stadium|
The FK Taras ( Kazakh Тараз Футбол Клубы; Russian Футбольный клуб Тараз; English FC Taraz ) is a Kazakh football club from the city of Taras in southern Kazakhstan .
- 1961: Founded as a metallist Jambul (Металлист Джамбул)
- 1967: Renamed Vozhod Jambul (Восход Джамбул)
- 1968: Renamed Energetik Jambul (Энергетик Джамбул)
- 1971: Renamed Alatau Jambul (Алатау Джамбул)
- 1975: Renamed Chimik Jambul (Химик Джамбул)
- 1992: Renamed Fosfor Jambul (Фосфор Джамбул)
- 1994: Renamed to FK Taras (ФК Тараз)
The club was founded in 1961 and has always played in the third division of the Soviet Union . The team from southern Kazakhstan was runner-up in one of the zone championships of the lowest professional class in the USSR in the 1971, 1973 and 1986 seasons.
The club was a founding member of the Kazakh Super League . In 1996 the team was able to win the championship title. In addition, two runners-up titles were celebrated in 1995 and 1997, although in 1997 the team was defeated 0-1 to tied Irtysh Pavlodar on October 13 in the decider in the Almaty central stadium in front of 7,500 spectators . After the 2001 season , the team rose after a 15th place in the second division , but managed the immediate promotion. After the 2007 season , the team slipped again into the second division and again returned to the top division of Kazakhstan after only one season.
In 2004 they won their first cup when FK Qairat Almaty were beaten 1-0. In addition, the team was twice in the final of the Kazakh Cup. In 1992 the opponent FK Qairat Almaty prevailed 5-1, in 1993 the final was lost 2-4 against FK Dostyk Almaty . In the 2014 season , the club saved itself to 11th place in the table (relegation place). In the relegation Taras met Kyran Schymkent , won the penalty shootout and secured relegation. In 2016 , FK Taras had to relegate again, lost 3-0 to FK Altai Semei and is now relegated .
Participation in AFC competitions
For the first time the club from Taras appeared in the Asian Cup Winners' Cup in the 1994/95 season. In the Central Asian group of the preliminary round, all four games were won against Pakhtakor Tashkent from Uzbekistan, Merw Mary from Turkmenistan, Ravshan Kulyab from Tajikistan and Alai Osch from Kyrgyzstan with a goal difference of 27: 3. In the second round, the team was defeated by the Iranian representative Jonoob Ahvaz .
In the 1997/98 season, the team was in the first round of the AFC Champions League inferior to Nisa Ashgabat from Turkmenistan after a 2-2 home draw and subsequent 0-2 away defeat.
The club plays its home games in the 12,525-seat central stadium in Taras , which was built in 1976.
- Kazakh Championship :
Kazakh Cup :
- Winner: 2004
- Finalist: 1992, 1993
Current squad for the 2020 season
|number||player||nationality||Date of birth||With FK Taras since|
|24||Jurachon Babakhanov||October 31, 1991||2020|
|-||Samat Otarbayev||19th February 1990||2018|
|4th||Beksat Schadmanov||August 12, 1997||2017|
|14th||Berik Aitbayev||June 26, 1991||2018|
|20th||Maxat Amirkhanov||February 10, 1992||2019|
|22nd||Madijar Nuraly||January 20, 1995||2015|
|23||Dejan Boljevic||May 30, 1990||2020|
|95||Goran Brkić||April 28, 1991||2020|
|-||Igor Pikalkin||March 19, 1992||2019|
|7th||Absal Taubai||February 18, 1995||2015|
|9||Ovidijus Verbickas||4th July 1993||2020|
|11||Gawril Kan||January 10, 1999||2019|
|15th||Toni Silva||5th September 1993||2020|
|21st||Jovan Čađenović||January 13, 1995||2020|
|27||Dmitri Yevstigneyev||November 27, 1986||2020|
|-||Shakyp Koschamberdy||February 26, 1992||2019|
|-||Pavel Schabalin||October 23, 1988||2019|
|10||Alischer Sulei||November 1, 1995||2019|
|13||Bratislav Punoševac||July 9, 1987||2020|
|-||Samat Sarsenow||August 19, 1996||2019|
Status: March 2020
Well-known former players
- Gurban Berdiýew (1986–1989)
- Dmitri Ogai (2010)
- Ljupko Petrović (2012-2013)
- Yevgeny Yarovenko (2014-2015)
- Yuri Maximov (2016)
- Official website of the association (Russian)
- FK Taras on worldfootball.net