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Three Kairat players among best midfielders

Prosports.kz picked 7 best midfielders in the Premier League this season. Fourth place was given to Isael Barbosa, Bauyrzhan Islamkhan came second. Andrey Arshavin was named the best midfielder of the season. 

4th place
Isael Barbosa
28 years, 171 cm
Club: FC Kairat
Nationality: Brazilian
Position: Right midfielder
29 appearances, 2319 played minutes, 5 goals, 5 assists, 3 yellow cards

Of course, Isael – the best dribbler in the Premier League. Brazilian can take on any defender, has good shooting skills, as well as great vision, which helps him to make perfect passes. Brazilian plays an important role in the team and does his job well to constantly put the pressure and create danger for 90 minutes of the game. 

After a win against FC Irtysh (1:0) in 11th game day:
– We are getting psyched up for every game and aim to win in every match. Level of motivation is the same in every game. I always try to play fast. That is why I usually get hit in the game. But that is alright – this is my job.

2nd place
Bauyrzhan Islamkhan
23 years, 174 сm
Club: FC Kairat
Nationality: Kazakh
Position: Attacking/left midfielder
31 appearances, 2653 played minutes, 17 goals, 10 assists, 3 yellow cards, 1 red card

Islamkhan plays vital role in Kairat. Without Batori (so-called Bauyrzhan) the club shows completely different football. In terms of goal+pass the midfielder finished second, losing to Gohou on additional stats. What is interesting, in every game that team captain scored (14 goals) – the team has won (14 times). His best playing characteristics he showed against FC Astana, when he scored a goal and assisted three.  Свои лучшие игровые качества футболист продемонстрировал в поединке с «Астаной» в 26-м туре, когда забил гол и отдал три голевые передачи.

After extending his contract with FC Kairat:
– I am happy that I have signed a new contract and will continue to play for Kairat. I will try my best to make our supporters proud of our game.

1st place 
Andrey Arshavin
35 years, 172 сm
Club: FC Kairat
Nationality: Russian
Position: Left midfielder
28 appearances, 1991 played minutes, 8 goals, 7 assists, 5 yellow cards

The main star of the Premier League surprised everyone with his form not only local supporters but also in his own country – based on comments from Russian forums, followers actively discuss Arshavin's potential call up to the national team. Andrey quickly got back into the shape after prolonged pause and soon proved everyone that even at 35 he can still do a lot. The mdfielder stood out with good forward passes, beautiful dribbling, and what is more important, scoring great goals attracting thousands of supporters on every stadium in Kazakhstan. 

After Kazakhstan Cup final:
– I need to play at such level to conform with the club level and status and have to always keep myself in good form. Honestly, I have been trying to do it in every team. And here I did not get involved in anything. Hope, it will continue the same in the future. 

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