FK Taras

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FK Taras
Club crest
Basic data
Surname Taras Football Club
Seat Taras
founding 1961
president KazakhstanKazakhstan Gabit Kazbekov
First soccer team
Head coach KazakhstanKazakhstan Vait Talgayev
Venue Taras Central Stadium
Places 12,525
league Premjer League
2019 10th place

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 .


Name development

  • 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)

Soviet championship

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.

Kazakh championship

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.


Current squad for the 2020 season

number player nationality Date of birth With FK Taras since
24 Jurachon Babakhanov KazakhstanKazakhstan October 31, 1991 2020
- Samat Otarbayev KazakhstanKazakhstan 19th February 1990 2018
4th Beksat Schadmanov KazakhstanKazakhstan August 12, 1997 2017
14th Berik Aitbayev KazakhstanKazakhstan June 26, 1991 2018
20th Maxat Amirkhanov KazakhstanKazakhstan February 10, 1992 2019
22nd Madijar Nuraly KazakhstanKazakhstan January 20, 1995 2015
23 Dejan Boljevic MontenegroMontenegro May 30, 1990 2020
95 Goran Brkić SerbiaSerbia April 28, 1991 2020
- Igor Pikalkin KazakhstanKazakhstan March 19, 1992 2019
7th Absal Taubai KazakhstanKazakhstan February 18, 1995 2015
9 Ovidijus Verbickas LithuaniaLithuania 4th July 1993 2020
11 Gawril Kan KazakhstanKazakhstan January 10, 1999 2019
15th Toni Silva Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 5th September 1993 2020
21st Jovan Čađenović MontenegroMontenegro January 13, 1995 2020
27 Dmitri Yevstigneyev KazakhstanKazakhstan November 27, 1986 2020
- Shakyp Koschamberdy KazakhstanKazakhstan February 26, 1992 2019
- Pavel Schabalin KazakhstanKazakhstan October 23, 1988 2019
10 Alischer Sulei KazakhstanKazakhstan November 1, 1995 2019
13 Bratislav Punoševac SerbiaSerbia July 9, 1987 2020
- Samat Sarsenow KazakhstanKazakhstan August 19, 1996 2019

Status: March 2020

Well-known former players


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