Football is a very popular sport in Shymkent. You can see in every district of Shymkent a football field and also every school have a small football field.
The most famous football club is the club FC Ordabasy. It was founded in 2000 by two football clubs of Shymkent – the FC Zhiger and FC Tomiris. Both football clubs played already in the Premier League and merged to the new football club FC Ordabasy.
The greatest success of FC Ordabasy was winning the Kazakhstan Cup in 2011 and the Kazakhstan Super Cup in the next year. The football club is playing in the Kazakhstan’s Premier League currently. It’s stadium is the Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium with a capacity of 20,000 fans and it is located north of Abay Park.
Here is the schedule of Kazakhstan’s Premier League to follow Shymkent’s Club FC Ordabasy‘s success over the year:
|1||March 7, 2020||FC Tobol||FC Shakhter||Bauyrzhan Sagintayev Stadium (Kostanay)|
|FC Ordabasy||FC Okzhetpes||Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium (Shymkent)|
|FC Astana||FC Kyzylzhar||Nur-Sultan Arena (Nur-Sultan)|
|FC Kairat||FC Taraz||Almaty Central Stadium (Almaty)|
|March 8, 2020||FC Caspiy||FC Zhetysu||Zhastar Stadium (Aktau)|
|FC Kaisar||FC Irtysh Pavlodar||Gany Muratbayev Stadium (Kyzylorda)|
|2||March 14, 2020||FC Irtysh Pavlodar||FC Kyzylzhar||Pavlodar Central Stadium (Pavlodar)|
|FC Zhetysu||FC Tobol||Samat Suyumbayev Stadium (Taldykorgan)|
|March 15, 2020||FC Taraz||FC Ordabasy||Yerkebulan Babayev Stadium (Taraz)|
|FC Okzhetpes||FC Kaisar||Alisher Sagynbayev Stadium (Kokshetau)|
|FC Caspiy||FC Astana||Zhastar Stadium (Aktau)|
|FC Shakhter||FC Kairat||Shakhter Stadium (Karaganda)|
|3||March 21, 2020||FC Astana||FC Irtysh Pavlodar||Nur-Sultan Arena (Nur-Sultan)|
|FC Kairat||FC Zhetysu||Almaty Central Stadium (Almaty)|
|FC Tobol||FC Caspiy||Bauyrzhan Sagintayev Stadium (Kostanay)|
|March 22, 2020||FC Kyzylzhar||FC Okzhetpes||Karasai Stadium (Petropavl)|
|FC Ordabasy||FC Shakhter||Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium (Shymkent)|
|FC Kaisar||FC Taraz||Gany Muratbayev Stadium (Kyzylorda)|
Lear more about Shymkent’s football club FC Ordabasy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Ordabasy