First Division
Founded1994; 28 years ago (1994)
Country Kazakhstan
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toPremier League
Relegation toSecond League
Domestic cup(s)Kazakhstan Cup
Current championsAksu (1st title)
(2021)
Most championshipsKaisar (4)
WebsiteOfficial Website
Current: 2022 Kazakhstan First Division

The Kazakhstan First Division is the second division of football in Kazakhstan. The League is controlled by the Football Union of Kazakhstan and feeds into the Kazakhstan Premier League, having been founded in 1994. It runs from spring and to late autumn, making each championship correspond to a calendar year.

Seasons summary

Season Champion Clubs Top scorer Goals
1994 Caspiy 10 Kazakhstan Viktor Babenko (Zhetysu) 19
1995 Kaisar 13 Kazakhstan Sergei Kurnayev (Ferro Aktobe) 11
1996 not held - - -
1997 Ferro Aktobe 9 Kazakhstan Vladimir Glevich (Okzhetpes) 7
1998 Ordabasy 6 Kazakhstan Andrei Travin, Askar Kozhabergenov, Sergey Klimov (all - Kairat) 4
1999 Dinamo Shymkent 8 Kazakhstan Baglan Yergeshev Keden Shymkent 5
2000 Aktobe 07 Kazakhstan Andrey Nesmeyanov (Aktobe) 5
2001 Ordabasy 08 ? ?
2002 Ekibastuzets 07 Ukraine Vadim Chizhikov (Ekibastuzets) 11
2003 Okzhetpes (NE) & Yassi (SW) 12+11 Kazakhstan Yerlan Urazayev (FC Almaty) 20
2004 Bolat (NE) & Zhambyl (SW) 13+13 Kazakhstan Vasiliy Prosekov (Energetik) & Aleksei Shakin (CSKA Almaty) 16
2005 Energetik (NE) & Kaisar (SW) 13+12 Kazakhstan Vasiliy Prosekov (Energetik) 34
2006 Avangard (NE) & Zhetysu (SW) 13+14 Kazakhstan Rustam Usmanov (Zhetysu) 32
2007 Kazakhmys 14+12 Kazakhstan Geysar Alakbarzadeh (Kazakhmys) 23
2008 Kazakhmys 14 Kazakhstan Igor Abdusheev (Aktobe-Zhas) 27
2009 Kairat 14 Kazakhstan Aleksei Maltsev (Akzhayik) 19
2010 Vostok 18 Kazakhstan Dauren Kussainov (Sunkar) 27
2011 Sunkar 17 Kazakhstan Kanat Akhmetov - (Aktobe-Zhas) 24
2012 Ile-Saulet 16 Kazakhstan Kuanysh Begalin - (Ekibastuzets) 22
2013 Kaisar 18 Kazakhstan Zhassulan Moldakaraev - (Kaisar) 28
2014 Okzhetpes 15 Kazakhstan Konstantin Zadorozhniy - (FC Sunkar) 23
2015 Akzhayik 13 Kazakhstan Oleg Khromcov - (Akzhayik) 28
2016 Kaisar 10 Kazakhstan Akeksey Shakin - (Altai) 14
2017 Zhetysu 9 Bosnia and Herzegovina Boško Stupić - (Kyzylzhar) 13 (3 pn.)
2018 Okzhetpes 12 Kazakhstan Abylaikhan Makhambetov - (Kyran) 20 (2 pn.)
2019 Kyzylzhar 14 Kazakhstan Aidos Tattybaev - (Caspiy) 19 (6 pn.)
2020 Aktobe & Atyrau 7+7
2021 Aksu
2022

Notes:

2021 Member clubs

Kazakhstan First League is located in Kazakhstan
Aksu
Aksu
Kyran Oñtüstik Akademia
Kyran
Oñtüstik Akademia
Locations of teams in the 2021 Kazakhstan First Division
Club Stadium City
Aksu Aksu Stadium Aksu
Baikonur Gani Muratbayev Stadium Kyzylorda
Ekibastuz Shakhter Stadium Ekibastuz
Igilik Central Stadium Karatau
Kairat-Zhastar Almaty Central Stadium Almaty
Kyran Lokomotiv Stadium Shymkent
Kyzylzhar II Karasai Stadium Petropavl
Makhtaaral Central Stadium Atakent
Okzhetpes Okzhetpes Stadium Kokshetau
Oñtüstik Akademia Lokomotiv Stadium Shymkent
Shakhter-Bulat Metallurg Stadium Temirtau
Taraz-Karatau Central Stadium Karatau