FC Guria Lanchkhuti
FC Guria Lanchkhuti is a Georgian association football club. The club finished second in the 1990 and 1991 Umaglesi Liga, before 1960 the club was named Kolmeurne Lanchkhuti, K. I. M. I. They currently play in Erovnuli Liga 2, the division of Georgian football. In 2000–01 season the merged with Lokomotivi B Tbilisi as Guria-Lokomotivi B Lanchkhuti. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
FC Ameri Tbilisi
FC Ameri Tbilisi is a Georgian football club based in Tbilisi. The club was founded in 2002, Ameri won promotion for the Second Division after the 2002–03 season. In 2003/04 they finished 12th out of 16 and were to be relegated, in 2004/05 they became the champions of the Second Division, winning promotion to Umaglesi Liga. In 2005/06 they finished seventh in the league, but won the Georgian Cup and this allowed them to enter the UEFA Cup. Georgian Umaglesi Liga Bronze Medal winner,2007 Georgian Cup Champion,2006,2007 Finalist,2008 Georgian Super Cup Champion,2006,2007 Pirveli Liga Champion,2005,2009 Official website
FC Gagra is a Georgian football club which currently plays in Umaglesi Liga. The new club was formed as FC Gagra in 2004 at Regionuli Liga, after winning their second-tier division, Gagra lost the promotion play-off in 2005–06 and 2006–07 and failed to promote to the Umaglesi Liga. In 2007–08, they again lost the promotion play-off, but after some withdrawals in the Umaglesi Liga the team was promoted finally, in the 2008–09 season, the team played in the top league, but were to be relegated in the end. Only after higher placed teams withdrew from the league Gagra werent relegated, Gagra won the first League of 2010–2011 season, and became the winner of the Georgian Cup, defeating three-time winners FC Torpedo Kutaisi 1–0 after extra time. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. com
FC Tskhinvali is a Georgian football club based in Gori. They play in the Umaglesi Liga, the top division in Georgian football, the name of the team was changed several times. As usual the name was FC Spartak, Tskhinvali is the new name for FC Tskhinvali, who withdrew in winter 2015. The club’s biggest success came in 1987 when they won the regional Georgian Cup, in 2005–06 FC Spartak Tskhinvali was based in Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori. Since January 2015 the team withdrew their name from FC Spartak to FC Tskhinvali, in the 2014/15 season, finishing 4th in the Georgian Premier League, FC Tskhinvali qualified to 2015–16 Europa League first qualifying round. Georgian Soviet Cup Champion,1987 Pirveli Liga Champion,2013 Bronze medal winner,1997,2005 Note, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Notes 1Q, First qualifying round Badri Kvaratskhelia Vladimer Khachidze Kakhaber Kacharava Official website
FC WIT Georgia
FC WIT Georgia is a Georgian football team, playing in the capital, Tbilisi. The team is sponsored by WIT Georgia Ltd, a pet food, accessories, WIT stands for World Innovation Technologies. They play their games at Mtskheta Park at Mtskheta. In 2004 FC WIT Georgia won the Georgian Championship, qualifying them for the stages of the UEFA Champions League. In 2009 they won the championship for a second time, in 2010 the Georgian Cup was won for the first time. However, perormance of WIT Georgia was faded after 2010-11 season,1997, Founded as FC WIT Georgia Tbilisi. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies making it the worlds most popular sport, the game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal, players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play, unless they are goalkeepers. Other players mainly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, the team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is level at the end of the game, the Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, the first written reference to the inflated ball used in the game was in the mid-14th century, Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe.
The Online Etymology Dictionary states that the word soccer was split off in 1863, according to Partha Mazumdar, the term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford -er abbreviation of the word association. Within the English-speaking world, association football is now usually called football in the United Kingdom and mainly soccer in Canada and the United States. People in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand use either or both terms, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now primarily use football for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is scientific evidence, cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net. It was remarkably similar to football, though similarities to rugby occurred. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established and episkyros were Greek ball games.
An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda and harpastum were played involving hands and violence and they all appear to have resembled rugby football and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified mob football, the antecedent of all football codes. Non-competitive games included kemari in Japan, chuk-guk in Korea and woggabaliri in Australia, Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other games played around the world FIFA have recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe. The modern rules of football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played in the public schools of England
FC Meskheti Akhaltsikhe
FC Meskheti Akhaltsikhe is a Georgian football club based in Akhaltsikhe. They no longer play in the Umaglesi Liga, the top division in Georgian football, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, pirveli Liga Silver Medal winner,2007 Bronze Medal winner,1995
Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi, Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres, and its 2016 population is about 3.72 million. Georgia is a unitary, semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy, during the classical era, several independent kingdoms became established in what is now Georgia. The kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia adopted Christianity in the early 4th century, a unified Kingdom of Georgia reached the peak of its political and economic strength during the reign of King David IV and Queen Tamar in the 12th and early 13th centuries. Thereafter the kingdom declined and eventually disintegrated under hegemony of various powers, including the Mongols, the Ottoman Empire. Russian rule over Georgia was eventually acknowledged in various treaties with Iran. Since the establishment of the modern Georgian republic in April 1991, post-communist Georgia suffered from civil, the countrys Western orientation soon led to the worsening of relations with Russia, culminating in the brief Russo-Georgian War in August 2008.
Georgia is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and it contains two de facto independent regions and South Ossetia, which gained limited international recognition after the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. Georgia and a part of the international community consider the regions to be part of Georgias sovereign territory under Russian military occupation. Georgia probably stems from the Persian designation of the Georgians – gurğān, in the 11th and 12th centuries adapted via Syriac gurz-ān/gurz-iyān, starting with the Persian word gurğ/gurğān, the word was adopted in numerous other languages, including Slavic and West European languages. This term itself might have established through the ancient Iranian appellation of the near-Caspian region. The self-designation used by ethnic Georgians is Kartvelebi, the medieval Georgian Chronicles present an eponymous ancestor of the Kartvelians, Kartlos, a great-grandson of Japheth. However, scholars agree that the word is derived from the Karts, the name Sakartvelo consists of two parts.
Its root, kartvel-i, specifies an inhabitant of the core central-eastern Georgian region of Kartli, ancient Greeks and Romans referred to early western Georgians as Colchians and eastern Georgians as Iberians. Today the full, official name of the country is Georgia, before the 1995 constitution came into force the countrys name was the Republic of Georgia. The territory of modern-day Georgia was inhabited by Homo erectus since the Paleolithic Era, the proto-Georgian tribes first appear in written history in the 12th century BC. The earliest evidence of wine to date has found in Georgia. In fact, early metallurgy started in Georgia during the 6th millennium BC, the classical period saw the rise of a number of early Georgian states, the principal of which was Colchis in the west and Iberia in the east
FC Dinamo Tbilisi
FC Dinamo Tbilisi is a professional football club based in Tbilisi, that competes in the Erovnuli Liga, the top flight of Georgian football. Dinamo Tbilisi was one of the most prominent clubs in Soviet football and its main claim to European fame was winning the Cup Winners Cup in 1981, beating FC Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2–1 in the final in Düsseldorf. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, it would produce some of the finest Georgian players such as Temur Ketsbaia, Shota Arveladze, Giorgi Kinkladze, Kakha Kaladze. Dinamo Tbilisi was one of a handful of teams in the Soviet Top League that were never relegated and their most famous coach was Nodar Akhalkatsi, who led the team to the Soviet title in 1978, two Soviet Cups, and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1981. He was one of three co-coaches of the Soviet Union national football team during the FIFA World Cup in 1982, FC Dinamo Tbilisi are 16–time Georgian league champions and 13–time Georgian Cup holders. In 1927, FC Dinamo Tbilisi established a Junior club, Norchi Dinamoeli, in the early years in Georgia no official championship existed, so the teams played friendly games against each other.
The first match was played with Azerbaijan team Dinamo Baku on 26 January 1926, with the more experienced Azerbaijan squad winning 1–0. The Dinamo team starred, D. Tsomaia, A. Pochkhua, M. Blackman, I. Foidorov, N. Anakin, A. Gonel, A. Pivovarov, O. Goldobin, A. Galperin, S. Maslenikov, V. Tsomaia. Three days later, Dinamo played another Azerbaijan team, despite their success in the middle years of the 1930s, the Football Federation of the Soviet Union placed FC Dinamo Tbilisi in the first league instead of the Top League. Dinamo continued to show good form against the top teams, winning 9–5 in Tbilisi against probably the best team in the USSR championship and they beat Dinamo Leningrad 3–2, winning 5 matches out of 6 plus a draw against Stalinec Moscow. This was enough for Dinamo to qualify for the top League, the second championship started in autumn 1936. Altogether Dinamo played 1424 matches in the Soviet Union Championship, the first match was against Dynamo Kyiv, finishing 2–2, with goals by Nikolas Somov and Boris Paichadze.
The team sheet was, A. Dorokhov, S. Shavgulidze, B. Berdzenishvili, N. Anakin, V. Jorbenadze, G. Gagua, I. Panin, M. Berdzenishvili, B. Paichadze, M. Aslamazov and N. Somov. The first victory in the USSR championship was in the match against Spartak Moscow on 25 September with Mikheil Berdzenishvili scoring the winning goal, Dinamo finished the season in 3rd place. They challenged for the title, but this faded after the 2–3 loss against Krasnaia Zaria Leningrad, Dinamo played an unforgettable match in Moscow against Spartak Moscow in the Soviet Cup quarter-final, when Dinamo beat them 6–3. They reached the first edition of Soviet Cup final, but lost 0–2 to Lokomotiv Moscow and their first international match was against the Spanish team Baskonia in 1937, which Dinamo lost 0–2. In the 1930s and 1940s, Dinamo was one of the top Soviet football teams, in the 1950s, the team was led by Avtandil Gogoberidze who spent 14 years with Dinamo. He still holds the record for games played and goals scored for Dinamo, in the same period, the following players starred for Dinamo, G.
Antadze, Vladimer Marghania, N. Dziapshipa, M. Minaev, A. Zazroev, V. Eloshvili, Avtandil Chkuaseli