2009–10 Umaglesi Liga

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The 2009–10 Umaglesi Liga was the 21st season of top-tier football in Georgia. It began on August 1, 2009 and ended on May 20, 2010. FC Olimpi Rustavi won the championship.

Changes from 2008–09[edit]

Structural changes[edit]

League size was reduced from 11 to 10 teams prior to this season.[1]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Borjomi were relegated to Pirveli Liga at the end of the season after finishing in 11th and last place. Other teams which will not participate in this year's championship are Mglebi and Meshketi, both due to unknown reasons.[1] This means that originally relegated teams Gagra and Spartaki Tskhinvali will stay another season in Umaglesi Liga.

Promoted to Georgia's top football division were Pirveli Liga 2008–09 Western group champions Samtredia and runners-up Baia. Western group champions Ameri were not promoted due to unknown reasons.[1]

Team overview[edit]

FC Gagra and Spartaki Tskhinvali play their home matches in Tbilisi due to various inner-Georgian conflicts.

Location of teams in Umaglesi Liga 2009–10
Team Location Venue Capacity
FC Baia Zugdidi Gulia Tutberidze Stadium 5,000
FC Dinamo Tbilisi Boris Paichadze Stadium 55,000
FC Gagra Tbilisi Ameri Stadium 1,000
FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium 24,680
FC Olimpi Rustavi Poladi Stadium 7,300
FC Samtredia Samtredia Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium 15,000
FC Sioni Bolnisi Tamaz Stephania Stadium 3,000
FC Spartaki Tskhinvali Tbilisi Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium 7,980
FC WIT Georgia Tbilisi Shevardeni Stadium 4,000
FC Zestafoni Zestaponi David Abashidze Stadium 4,100

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpi Rustavi (C) 36 25 7 4 69 26 +43 0792 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dinamo Tbilisi 36 22 8 6 62 19 +43 74 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Zestafoni 36 19 10 7 58 33 +25 67
4 WIT Georgia 36 17 13 6 48 31 +17 64 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
5 Spartaki Tskhinvali 36 11 10 15 44 58 −14 43
6 Sioni 36 8 14 14 27 43 −16 38
7 Samtredia 36 10 7 19 43 68 −25 37
8 Baia Zugdidi 36 7 11 18 29 48 −19 32
9 Lokomotivi Tbilisi (R) 36 5 11 20 19 50 −31 26 Relegation to the Pirveli Liga
10 Gagra (R) 36 5 9 22 30 59 −29 24

Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1by winning the Georgian Cup 2009–10
2Olimpi were deducted 3 points due to the incidents that happened in the match against Zestaponi.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

The ten teams will play each other four times in this league for a total of 36 matches per team. In the first half of the season each team played every other team twice (home and away) and then do the same in the second half of the season.

First half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAI DIN GAG LOK OLI SAM SIO SPA WIT ZES
Baia Zugdidi 0–6 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 4–1 0–1 0–1
Dinamo Tbilisi 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 5–0 0–0 2–0
Gagra 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 0–1
Lokomotivi Tbilisi 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–1
Olimpi Rustavi 2–0 1–0 5–0 3–1 5–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–0
Samtredia 1–0 3–1 4–3 2–0 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2
Sioni 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–6 3–0 1–4 0–1 0–0
Spartaki Tskhinvali 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–3
WIT Georgia 2–1 0–0 5–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1
Zestafoni 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 4–2 3–0 4–1 2–1

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

Second half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAI DIN GAG LOK OLI SAM SIO SPA WIT ZES
Baia Zugdidi 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–1
Dinamo Tbilisi 3–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 4–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 2–0
Gagra 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 0–0
Lokomotivi Tbilisi 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1
Olimpi Rustavi 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 3–1
Samtredia 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–3
Sioni 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 2–2 0–1
Spartaki Tskhinvali 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 1–4
WIT Georgia 2–2 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–1
Zestafoni 4–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 CCLD2 5–1 1–0 0–0 0–1

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match between Zestaponi and Olimpi was abandoned in the 89th minute with the score level at 1–1 due to a pitch invasion by both teams' fans which escalated into a brawl. The match result was cancelled and both teams were awarded a 0–3 loss.[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Including matches played in December 2009 [2]

Goalscorers Goals Penalties Team
Brazil Anderson Aquino
26
11
FC Olimpi
Georgia (country) Nikoloz Gelashvili
16
2
FC Zestaponi
Georgia (country) Jaba Dvali
12
0
FC Zestaponi
Georgia (country) Vakhtang Kvaratskelia
12
1
FC WIT Georgia
Georgia (country) Zaur Khachiperadze
11
0
FC Samtredia
Gabon Georges Akieremy
11
1
FC Dinamo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "sakartvelos XXI chempionati shekhvedra klubebtan". Football Federation of Georgia (in Georgian). GFF official website. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ Soccerway Profile lfp.com

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