From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Template:Infobox football club Football Club Kairat (Template:Lang-kk) is a professional football club based in Almaty, which plays in the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest level of Kazakh football. Founded in 1954 as Lokomotiv Alma-Ata on the basis of the football club Dinamo Alma-Ata, they were renamed to Urozhai in 1955 and Kairat in 1956. The club's home ground is the Central Stadium which has a capacity of 23,804.
They were the leading Kazakh team during the Soviet era, the only ever club to compete at the Soviet Top League, and to win the Soviet First League (second tier of competition) in both 1976 and 1983. The team achieved an all-time high Soviet Top League finish of 7th in 1986 and altogether spent 24 seasons in the Soviet Top League, a record for a Central Asian team. During the existence of the Soviet Union, Kairat was a part of the Voluntary Sports Societies of the USSR. Kairat is considered to be one of the most popular football clubs in Kazakhstan.
At the end of 2006 season, the main sponsor of the club, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (National railways company), withdrew. This precipitated a financial crisis which lasted until the start of 2007 season. Consequently, most of the club's players switched to other teams. The club entered the 2007 season with an inexperienced, young team. In July 2007, a group of private investors took over the club and invested around U.S. $4 million in it. The club progressed to the quarter-final of the National Cup of Kazakhstan but was very close to relegation, finishing in thirteenth position that season. At the beginning of 2009, the club declared itself bankrupt and was relegated to the First Division. In November 2009, Kairat became the champion of the First Division and was promoted to the Kazakhstani Premier League.
On 28 December 2015, Aleksandr Borodyuk was appointed as the clubs new manager, before resigning as manager on 5 April following a poor start to the season. On 7 April 2016, Kakhaber Tskhadadze was appointed as the clubs manager.
Kairat was the first Soviet Team to win a European cup. It happened in 1971 in Almaty, when Kairat beat Rapid Bucharest with 2–1 and clinched European Railworks Cup, a defunct club tournament now. After the Football Union of Kazakhstan joined UEFA, Kairat played in qualifying rounds of European cups five times and twice times advanced to second qualifying round in 2014–15 and 2015–16 season.
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- 1Q: First qualifying round
- 2Q: Second qualifying round
- 3Q: Third qualifying round
- PO: Play-off round
Template:Details The following list ranks the currient position of Kairat in UEFA club ranking:
|350||Template:Flagicon Borac Banja Luka||2.575|
As of 17 July 2015.
- Kazakhstan Premier League (2): 1992, 2004
- Kazakhstan First Division (1): 2009
- Kazakhstan Cup (7): 1992, 1996, 1999–00, 2001, 2003, 2014, 2015
- Kazakhstan Super Cup (1): 2016
- European Railworks Cup (1): 1971
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For recent transfers, see 2017 FC Kairat season.
Template:Details The following managers won at least one trophy when in charge of Kairat:
|Template:Flagicon Viktor Korolkov||1971–1972||European Railworks Cup|
|Template:Flagicon Stanislav Kaminsky||1976–1978||Soviet First League|
|Template:Flagicon Leonid Ostroushko||1983–1986||Soviet First League|
|Template:Flagicon Bakhtiyar Baiseitov||1992–1993||Kazakhstan Premier League, Kazakhstan Cup|
|Template:Flagicon Vakhid Masudov||1996–1998||Kazakhstan Cup|
|Template:Flagicon Vladimir Nikitenko||1999–2000||Kazakhstan Cup|
|Template:Flagicon Vakhid Masudov||2001||Kazakhstan Cup|
|Template:Flagicon Leonid Ostroushko||2003||Kazakhstan Cup|
|Template:Flagicon Aleksei Petrushin||2004–2005||Kazakhstan Premier League|
|Template:Flagicon Vladimír Weiss||2012–2015||Kazakhstan Cup|
- Template:Official website Template:Kk icon Template:Ru icon Template:En icon
- FC Kairat on UEFA.com
- All time statistics
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