2012–13 Umaglesi Liga

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Umaglesi Liga
Season 2012–13
Champions Dinamo Tbilisi
Relegated Kolkheti Poti
Champions League Dinamo Tbilisi
Europa League Dila Gori
Torpedo Kutaisi
Chikhura Sachkhere
Matches played 186
Goals scored 475 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorer Xisco
(22 goals)
Biggest home win Dila Gori 6–0 Zugdidi
Biggest away win Dinamo Batumi 0–3 Dinamo Tbilisi
Highest scoring Torpedo Kutaisi 5 – 4 Dila Gori

The 2012–13 Umaglesi Liga was the 24th season of top-tier football in Georgia.

Teams[edit]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Dinamo Batumi play their home matches in Kobuleti and WIT Georgia in Mtskheta.

Team Location Venue Capacity
Baia Zugdidi Anaklia Stadium 1,000
Chikhura Sachkhere Tsentral
Dila Gori Gori Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium 6,000
Dinamo Batumi Kobuleti Shukura Stadium 6,000
Dinamo Tbilisi Tbilisi Boris Paichadze Stadium 55,000
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
Torpedo Kutaisi Kutaisi Givi Kiladze Stadium 14,700
WIT Georgia Mtskheta Mtskheta Park 2,000
Zestafoni Zestaponi David Abashidze Stadium 5,000

First phase[edit]

The league began with a regular double-round robin schedule on 8 August 2012. The best six teams qualified for the championship round, which will determine the Georgian champions and the participants for the 2013–14 European competitions. The remaining six teams play in the relegation group, where the top four free will secure places in the 2013–14 competition.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Tbilisi 22 16 4 2 63 19 +44 52 Qualification to the championship round
2 Dila Gori 22 16 1 5 36 15 +21 49
3 Torpedo Kutaisi 22 14 3 5 41 18 +23 45
4 Chikhura Sachkhere 22 13 4 5 35 21 +14 43
5 Zestafoni 22 11 4 7 30 20 +10 37
6 Baia Zugdidi 22 10 5 7 27 26 +1 35
7 Metalurgi Rustavi 22 9 4 9 21 26 −5 31 Qualification to the relegation group
8 Merani Martvili 22 7 2 13 23 36 −13 23
9 WIT Georgia 22 5 7 10 15 29 −14 22
10 Sioni 22 4 6 12 14 38 −24 18
11 Dinamo Batumi 22 3 4 15 22 47 −25 13
12 Kolkheti Poti 22 0 4 18 11 43 −32 4

Source: GFF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1The winner of the 2012–13 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 CHI DIL DBA DIN KOL MER MET SIO TKU WIT ZES
Baia Zugdidi 4–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–3
Chikhura Sachkhere 2–0 0–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 3–1
Dila Gori 3–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–0
Dinamo Batumi 0–4 0–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–1 3–3
Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0 5–2 3–0 5–3 5–0 3–1 3–0 7–2 3–2 5–0 2–1
Kolkheti Poti 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2
Merani Martvili 1–2 1–0 2–3 3–1 0–4 4–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–3
Metalurgi Rustavi 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–4 0–2 1–1
Sioni 0–0 0–3 0–2 2–2 0–5 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–2
Torpedo Kutaisi 1–0 3–1 0–1 5–1 2–2 2–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 1–0
WIT Georgia 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–3 2–3
Zestafoni 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2

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 9 March 2013 and will end on 18 May 2013.

Championship round[edit]

Dinamo Tbilisi, Dila Gori, Torpedo Kutaisi, Chikhura Sachkhere, Zestafoni and Baia Zugdidi ended the first phase in the top six 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
1 Dinamo Tbilisi (C) 32 24 6 2 88 23 +65 78 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dila Gori 32 22 2 8 60 26 +34 68 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
3 Torpedo Kutaisi 32 19 7 6 57 30 +27 64 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Chikhura Sachkhere 32 17 6 9 49 38 +11 57 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
5 Zestafoni 32 12 6 14 35 38 −3 42
6 Baia Zugdidi 32 10 6 16 31 52 −21 36

Source: http://pt.soccerway.com/national/georgia/umaglesi-liga/20122013/championship-round/
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
1Dinamo Tbilisi, the winners of the 2012–13 Georgian Cup, qualified for the Champions League, so 2nd-placed Dila Gori qualified for the second qualifying round of UEFA Europa League and cup runners-up Chikhura Sachkhere took the first qualifying round spot.
(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 CHI DIL DIN TKU ZES
Baia Zugdidi 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–4 0–0
Chikhura Sachkhere 2–1 1–2 2–4 1–1 1–0
Dila Gori 6–0 4–0 0–1 1–2 2–1
Dinamo Tbilisi 3–0 3–0 0–0 4–0 6–1
Torpedo Kutaisi 2–0 0–0 5–4 1–1 1–0
Zestafoni 2–0 1–4 0–3 0–1 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]

Metalurgi Rustavi, Merani Martvili, WIT Georgia, Sioni Bolnisi, Dinamo Batumi and Kolkheti Poti and finished seventh through twelfth and thus entered the promotion/relegation round.

Each team will play another double round-robin schedule against every other team. The last two teams of this round will play in the Pirveli Liga in the 2013–14 season.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Metalurgi Rustavi 32 12 8 12 29 35 −6 44
2 Merani Martvili 32 10 4 18 31 51 −20 34
3 WIT Georgia 32 8 9 15 25 42 −17 33 WIT 5pts. (+1)
SIO 5pts. (–1)
4 Sioni 32 8 9 15 31 51 −20 33
5 Dinamo Batumi (R) 32 8 7 17 39 55 −16 31 Relegation to the 2013–14 Pirveli Liga
6 Kolkheti Poti (R) 32 3 8 21 22 56 −34 17

Source: http://pt.soccerway.com/national/georgia/umaglesi-liga/20122013/relegation-round/
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] DBA KOL MET MER SIO WIT
Dinamo Batumi 2–2 0–1 6–0 1–1 2–0
Kolkheti Poti 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–0
Metalurgi Rustavi 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–2
Merani Martvili 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–0
Sioni 0–1 6–2 2–2 3–1 0–3
WIT Georgia 3–2 0–0 2–3 0–0 0–2

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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