2011–12 Umaglesi Liga

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Umaglesi Liga
Season 2011–12
Champions Zestafoni
Champions League Zestafoni
Europa League Metalurgi Rustavi
Torpedo Kutaisi
Dila Gori
Matches played 138
Goals scored 338 (2.45 per match)
Biggest home win WIT 4–0 Baia Zugdidi
Zestafoni 5–1 Dinamo Tbilisi
Biggest away win Spartaki Tskhinvali 1–5 Zestafoni
Zestafoni 0–4 Dila Gori
Highest scoring Torpedo 5–2 Gagra
Zestafoni 5–2 Spartaki Tskhinvali
WIT 4–3 Dila

The 2011–12 Umaglesi Liga was the 23rd season of top-tier football in Georgia. It began on 6 August 2011[1] and ended on 21 May 2012.[2] The league added two teams for this season, increasing its size from ten to twelve teams.

The league was won by Zestafoni, who successfully defended their title. Metalurgi Rustavi, Torpedo Kutaisi and Dila Gori qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, while Spartaki Tskhinvali and Gagra were relegated.

Changes from 2010–11 season[edit]

The league expanded from ten to twelve teams for this season. In order to accommodate the additional teams, the competition mode was changed from a single-phase, quadruple round-robin schedule to a double-phase championship.

All twelve teams first played a regular double round-robin schedule for a total of 22 matches, once at home and once away against each opponent. The best eight teams were then admitted to a championship round, while the remaining four teams were to compete with the best two teams of each of the two 2011–12 Pirveli Liga divisions for a total of four free spots in the 2012–13 season.

Teams[edit]

Due to the expansion from ten to twelve teams, no teams were directly relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season. However, the ninth- and tenth-placed teams, Spartaki Tskhinvali and FC Samtredia, had to participate in single-match relegation/promotion play-off matches against third- and fourth-placed 2010–11 Pirveli Liga sides Dila Gori and Chikhura Sachkhere. In these matches, Spartaki Tskhinvali retained their Umaglesi Liga berth by beating Chikhura 2–1, while Samtredia were relegated after a 2–0 loss against Dila Gori. Samtredia hence completed a two-year tenure in the league; Dila Gori returned after a three-season absence.

The directly promoted teams from the 2010–11 Pirveli Liga were champions Gagra and runners-up Merani Martvili. Gagra returned to the top Georgian football league after only one season at the second tier, while Merani Martvili made their debut at the highest level of the league pyramid.

In other changes, Olimpi Rustavi were renamed Metalurgi Rustavi prior to this season.[citation needed]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

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

FC WIT Georgia moved from Tbilisi to the newly constructed Mtskheta Park in Mtskheta.[citation needed]

Locations of teams in the 2011–12 Umaglesi Liga
Team Location Venue Capacity
Baia Zugdidi Zugdidi Gulia Tutberidze Stadium 5,000
Dila Gori Gori Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium 5,000
Dinamo Tbilisi Tbilisi Boris Paichadze Stadium 54,549
Gagra Tbilisi Merani Stadium 2,000
Kolkheti Poti Poti Fazisi Stadium 4,000
Merani Martvili Martvili Municipal Stadium 2,000
Metalurgi Rustavi Rustavi Poladi Stadium 6,000
Sioni Bolnisi Bolnisi Tamaz Stephania Stadium 3,000
Spartaki Tskhinvali Tbilisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium 25,000
Torpedo Kutaisi Kutaisi Givi Kiladze Stadium 14,700
WIT Georgia Mtskheta Mtskheta Park 2,000
Zestafoni Zestaponi David Abashidze Stadium 4,558

First phase[edit]

The league began with a regular double-round robin schedule on 6 August 2011 and concluded this phase on 8 March 2012. The best eight teams qualified for the championship round, which will determine the Georgian champions and the participants for the 2012–13 European competitions. The remaining four teams qualified for the promotion/relegation round, where they will have to compete with the best two teams of each of the two 2011–12 Pirveli Liga divisions for four free places in the 2012–13 competition.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Zestafoni 22 17 3 2 45 17 +28 54 Qualification to the championship round
2 Dinamo Tbilisi 22 14 3 5 44 24 +20 45
3 Torpedo Kutaisi 22 13 4 5 33 19 +14 43
4 Metalurgi Rustavi 22 9 6 7 25 26 −1 33
5 Merani Martvili 22 9 3 10 23 26 −3 30
6 Baia Zugdidi 22 8 4 10 21 26 −5 28
7 Dila Gori 22 7 5 10 29 28 +1 26
8 Kolkheti Poti 22 6 8 8 19 24 −5 26
9 WIT Georgia 22 6 7 9 23 27 −4 25 Qualification to the promotion/relegation round
10 Spartaki Tskhinvali 22 6 6 10 22 32 −10 24
11 Gagra 22 6 3 13 21 32 −11 21
12 Sioni 22 2 6 14 13 37 −24 12

Source: GFF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1The winner of the 2011–12 Georgian Cup will qualify for the first qualifying round of UEFA Europa League.
(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]

Home \ Away[1] BAI DIL DIN GAG KOL MER MET SIO SPA TKU WIT ZES
Baia Zugdidi 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–2
Dila Gori 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2
Dinamo Tbilisi 5–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2
Gagra 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1
Kolkheti Poti 0–0 0–1 0–3 2–3 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–2
Merani Martvili 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–2
Metalurgi Rustavi 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0
Sioni 2–0 0–3 0–3 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–2
Spartaki Tskhinvali 1–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–5
Torpedo Kutaisi 0–0 2–1 2–1 5–2 4–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–2
WIT Georgia 4–0 4–3 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 4–1 0–0 0–1 0–1
Zestafoni 1–0 0–4 5–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 5–2 0–1 2–0

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

Second phase[edit]

This phase began on 12 March 2012 and will end on 21 May 2012.

Championship round[edit]

Zestafoni, Dinamo Tbilisi, Torpedo Kutaisi, Metalurgi Rustavi, Merani Martvili, Baia Zugdidi, Dila Gori and Kolkheti Poti ended the first phase in the top eight positions of the table and thus entered the championship round.

The results of the matches among these teams will be used as a base ranking. Each team will then play another double round-robin schedule against every other team.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Zestafoni (C) 28 16 7 5 52 28 +24 55 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Metalurgi Rustavi 28 17 4 7 39 28 +11 55 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Torpedo Kutaisi 28 14 6 8 33 25 +8 48
4 Dinamo Tbilisi 28 10 10 8 47 35 +12 40
5 Dila Gori 28 10 7 11 38 32 +6 37 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
6 Kolkheti Poti 28 7 8 13 25 39 −14 29
7 Baia Zugdidi 28 5 7 16 25 48 −23 22
8 Merani Martvili 28 6 3 19 31 55 −24 21

Updated to games played on 16 May 2012.
Source: http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=geo/index.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
1The winners of the 2011–12 Georgian Cup, Dila Gori, qualified for the second qualifying round of UEFA Europa League.
(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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAI DIL DIN KOL MER MET TKU ZES
Baia Zugdidi 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–1
Dila Gori 3–1 0–0 5–1 4–2 0–1 1–0 1–2
Dinamo Tbilisi 6–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1
Kolkheti Poti 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–1 0–2 1–0 0–4
Merani Martvili 2–1 1–2 1–3 0–1 2–3 3–0 4–4
Metalurgi Rustavi 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2
Torpedo Kutaisi 2–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1
Zestafoni 4–1 2–3 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–0

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

Promotion/relegation round[edit]

WIT Georgia, Spartaki Tskhinvali, Gagra and Sioni Bolnisi finished ninth through twelfth and thus entered the promotion/relegation round, where they will meet the best two teams from each of the two 2011–12 Pirveli Liga divisions. These four teams are Dinamo Batumi, Mertskhali Ozurgeti, Chikhura Sachkhere and Guria Lanchkhuti.

Each team will play another double round-robin schedule against every other team. The best four teams of this round will qualify for the 2012–13 Umaglesi Liga, with the remaining teams beginning the 2012–13 season in the Pirveli Liga.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Chikhura Sachkhere (P) 14 8 2 4 25 15 +10 26 Qualification to the 2012–13 Umaglesi Liga
2 Sioni 14 6 6 2 23 13 +10 24
3 Dinamo Batumi (P) 14 7 3 4 18 13 +5 24
4 WIT Georgia 14 7 2 5 19 11 +8 23
5 Guria Lanchkhuti 14 6 5 3 22 21 +1 23 Relegation to the 2012–13 Pirveli Liga
6 Spartaki Tskhinvali (R) 14 6 3 5 19 16 +3 21
7 Gagra (R) 14 3 4 7 14 21 −7 13
8 Mertskhali Ozurgeti 14 0 1 13 3 33 −30 1

Source: http://www.futbol24.com/national/Georgia/Umaglesi-Liga/2011-2012/PromRelegation-Group/
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CHI DBA GAG GUR MOZ SIO SPA WIT
Chikhura Sachkhere 0–0 2–1 5–0 4–0 0–0 0–3 2–0
Dinamo Batumi 2–1 1–0 1–3 4–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
Gagra 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–0
Guria Lanchkhuti 0–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0
Mertskhali Ozurgeti 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–1 1–2
Sioni 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–3 5–0 1–1 0–0
Spartaki Tskhinvali 2–3 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0
WIT Georgia 1–2 3–1 6–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0

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

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