FC Taraz

The FK Taras ( Kazakh Тараз Футбол Клубы; Russian Футбольный клуб Тараз, English FC Taraz ) is a Kazakh football club based in the city, in southern Kazakhstan city of Taras.


Name development

Soviet Championship

The club was founded in 1961 and has always played in the third division of the Soviet Union. It was the team from the south of Kazakhstan for the seasons 1971, 1973 and 1986 runner-up in each one of the lowest zone championships professional class of the USSR.

Kazakh Cup

The club was a founding member of the Kazakhstan Super League. 1996 was able to win the championship the team. In addition, two runner-up titles were celebrated in 1995 and 1997, where the team lost until 13 October at the decision-making at the Central Stadium Almaty before 7,500 spectators with the same number of points Irtysh Pavlodar 0:1 in 1997. After the 2001 season the team was relegated after a 15th place from the second division, but managed its chances of promotion. After the 2007 season the team again slipped into the second tier, and again returned after only one season in the top Kazakh league.

2004 scored the first Cup victory when FK Qairat Almaty was beaten 1-0. Furthermore, the team was still twice in the Kazakh Cup final. 1992, the opponents FK Qairat Almaty prevailed 5-1, 1993, the final was lost with 2:4 against FK Dostyk Almaty.

Logo 2010-2012

Participation in AFC competitions

For the first time the club from Taras joined the Asian Cup Winners' Cup in the 1994/95 season in appearance. In the Central Asian group the qualifying round all four games against the Pakhtakor Tashkent from Uzbekistan, Merv Mary from Turkmenistan, Ravshan Kulyab from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Osh Alai were won with a goal difference of 27:3. In the second round the team of the Iranian representatives Jonoob Ahvaz was defeated.

In the 1997/98 season, the team lost in the first round of the AFC Champions League Nisa Ashgabat from Turkmenistan to a 2-2 home draw and subsequent 0:2 away defeat.


The club plays its home matches at the 12,525 -seat stadium Taras Central, which was built in 1976.


  • Kazakh Championship: Champion: 1996
  • Runner-up: 1995, 1997
  • Winner: 2004
  • Runners-up: 1992, 1993

Current squad for the 2014 season

As of April 2014

Well-known former players


  • Kazakhstan Kairat Aschirbekow (2001)
  • Kazakhstan Maxim Asowski (2004)
  • Kazakhstan Alibek Buleschew (2010)
  • Kazakhstan Bauyrschan Islam Chan (2011-2012)
  • Kazakhstan Yevgeny Jarowenko (1981-1983)
  • Kazakhstan Ulan Konysbajew (2008-2010)
  • Kazakhstan Dmitri Ogai (1986, 1989)
  • Kazakhstan Alexei Schapurin (2007-2008)
  • Kazakhstan Murat Sujumaghambetow (2012 )
  • Kazakhstan Murat Tleschew (1998-1999)


  • Kyrgyzstan Semljanuchin Anton (2010-2011)
  • Russia Konstantin Golowskoi (2013 )
  • Turkmenistan Satubaldin Arslan (2010)


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Damir Memišević (2011)
  • Croatia Neven Vukman (2012 )
  • Macedonia Ostoja Stjepanović (2011)
  • Macedonia Nikola Tonev (2010)
  • Portugal Manuel Curto (2013 )
  • Serbia Miloš Adamović (2011)
  • Serbia Danilo Belić (2011)
  • Ersin Mehmedović Serbia (2012-2013)
  • Serbia Ivan Peric (2012 )


  • Cameroon Titi Essomba (2009, 2013)
  • Senegal Abdoulaye Diakhaté (2011-2013)

Well-known former coach

  • Turkmenistan Soviet Socialist Republic Gurban Berdiýew (1986-1989)
  • Kazakhstan Dmitri Ogai (2010)
  • Serbia Ljupko Petrović (2012-2013)