2015–16 Umaglesi Liga

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Umaglesi Liga
Season 2015–16
Champions Dinamo Tbilisi
Relegated Sapovnela Terjola
Merani Martvili
Champions League Dinamo Tbilisi
Europa League Samtredia
Dila Gori
Chikhura Sachkhere
Matches played 240
Goals scored 668 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorer Giorgi Kvilitaia (24)
Biggest home win Samtredia 8–2 Saburtalo Tbilisi
(7 March 2016)
Biggest away win
Highest scoring Samtredia 8–2 Saburtalo Tbilisi
(7 March 2016)
Longest winning run Dinamo Tbilisi (5)
Longest unbeaten run Sioni (6)
Longest winless run Merani Martvili
Sapovnela
Zugdidi (5)
Longest losing run Merani Martvili (5)
2016

The 2015–16 Umaglesi Liga was the 27th season of top-tier football in Georgia. Dila Gori were the defending champions. The season began on 13 August 2015 and ended on 22 May 2016. It was a last season with a autumn-spring schedule before the changes of competition format to spring-autumn schedule from 2017 season.

Teams[edit]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity
Chikhura Sachkhere Sachkhere Givi Kiladze Stadium[citation needed]
Dila Gori Gori Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium
Dinamo Batumi Kobuleti Chele Arena
Dinamo Tbilisi Tbilisi Boris Paichadze Stadium 54,549
Guria Lanchkhuti Lanchkhuti Evgrapi Shevardnadze Stadium
Kolkheti Poti Poti Fazisi Stadium
Lokomotivi Tbilisi Tbilisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium 27,223
Merani Martvili Martvili Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium
Saburtalo Tbilisi Tbilisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium 27,223
Samtredia Samtredia Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium
Sapovnela Terjola Terjola Sapovnela Stadium
Shukura Kobuleti Kobuleti Chele Arena
Sioni Bolnisi Bolnisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium[citation needed] 27,223
Torpedo Kutaisi Kutaisi Givi Kiladze Stadium
Tskhinvali Tskhinvali Mikheil Meskhi Stadium[citation needed] 27,223
Zugdidi Zugdidi Anaklia Stadium[citation needed]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Tbilisi (C) 30 25 1 4 74 29 +45 76 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round[a]
2 Samtredia 30 20 3 7 66 32 +34 63 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Dila Gori 30 19 5 6 51 25 +26 62
4 Chikhura Sachkhere 30 17 6 7 53 26 +27 57
5 Sioni Bolnisi 30 14 8 8 50 34 +16 50
6 Torpedo Kutaisi 30 14 6 10 50 42 +8 48
7 FC Tskhinvali 30 12 10 8 51 36 +15 46
8 Dinamo Batumi 30 12 8 10 41 32 +9 44
9 Saburtalo Tbilisi 30 11 6 13 47 61 −14 39
10 Shukura Kobuleti 30 9 8 13 28 39 −11 35
11 Guria Lanchkhuti 30 6 9 15 28 49 −21 27[b]
12 Kolkheti Poti 30 7 6 17 21 41 −20 27[b]
13 Lokomotivi Tbilisi 30 5 10 15 26 37 −11 25
14 Zugdidi (O) 30 5 8 17 30 60 −30 23[c] Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Merani Martvili (R) 30 5 8 17 28 62 −34 23[c] Relegation to the Pirveli Liga
16 Sapovnela Terjola (R) 30 5 6 19 24 63 −39 21
Source: UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.[1]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Dinamo Tbilisi qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Georgian Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed down the league.
  2. ^ a b Guria ahead of Kolkheti Poti on head-to-head record; Guria–Kolkheti Poti 1–1, Kolkheti Poti–Guria 0–1.
  3. ^ a b Zugdidi ahead of Merani Martvili on head-to-head record; Zugdidi–Merani Martvili 3–0, Merani Martvili–Zugdidi 0–0.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CHI DIL DBA DIN GUR KOL LOC MER SAB SAM SAP SHU SIO TKU TSK ZUG
Chikhura Sachkhere 0–1 2–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 5–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 4–0
Dila Gori 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 3–0 3–0
Dinamo Batumi 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–5 1–1 2–0 5–0
Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–2 5–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 5–2 2–1 2–1 3–1
Guria Lanchkhuti 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–0
Kolkheti Poti 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–0
Locomotive Tbilisi 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–0
Merani Martvili 3–2 3–2 0–4 1–4 2–0 1–1 0–3 2–5 2–3 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–3 0–0
Saburtalo Tbilisi 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–4 4–2 5–0 0–0 4–2 3–2 2–1 3–2 2–3 4–4 2–2 1–0
Samtredia 0–1 5–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–2 4–0 8–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–0
Sapovnela Terjola 0–2 1–5 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–5 2–1 2–2
Shukura Kobuleti 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 2–3 2–2 2–1
Sioni 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–2 4–1 2–0 6–2 1–3 3–1
Torpedo Kutaisi 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 5–0 2–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–0
Tskhinvali 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–4 0–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 0–0 5–1
Zugdidi 1–4 1–1 0–1 2–3 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–3 2–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

A match was played between Zugdidi, the fourteenth-placed team from the 2015–16 Umaglesi Liga and Kolkheti Khobi, the third-placed team from the 2015–16 Pirveli Liga. The winners, Zugdidi, remained in the top-flight for next season.

Zugdidi 2–1 Kolkheti Khobi
Tsurtsumia Goal 45+2'
Samushia Goal 51'
Report Tchanturidze Goal 29'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Giorgi Vadatchkoria

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1 Georgia (country) Giorgi Kvilitaia Dinamo Tbilisi 24
2 Georgia (country) Otar Martsvaladze Dila Gori 19
3 Georgia (country) B.Zivzivadze Samtredia 16

Updated to games played on 30 April 2016

Source: fifa.com

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Umaglesi Liga 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 

External links[edit]