FC Sioni Bolnisi

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Sioni
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Full name Football Club Sioni Bolnisi
Founded 1936; 78 years ago (1936)
Ground Tamaz Stephania Stadium, Bolnisi
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Zviad Kirkitadze
Manager Vladimir Burduli
League Umaglesi Liga
2013-14 3rd

FC Sioni Bolnisi is a Georgian football club based in Bolnisi. The club was founded in 1936.

After spending several years in the lower divisions of Georgian football between 1990 and 1995, Sioni won promotion to Umaglesi Liga for the 1995/96 season and have been playing there ever since. In the 2003/04 season, Sioni and FC WIT Georgia shared the first position in the league, and the title was decided in a championship playoff. WIT won the match 2-0, but the crowd violence during the match lead UEFA to ban Sioni from the UEFA Cup participation.[1]

However, in 2005/06, Sioni won the league and represented Georgia in the UEFA Champions League 2006-07, where they defeated FK Baku from Azerbaijan in the first qualifying round,[2] but were eliminated by Bulgarian champions Levski Sofia in the second stage, losing 2-0 both home and away.[3]

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Honours[edit]

Famous players[edit]

Mikheil Khutsishvili

Current squad[edit]

As of July, 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Georgia (country) GK Mirza Merlani
2 Georgia (country) DF Guram Giorbelidze
6 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Tskhadaia
7 Georgia (country) DF Vladimer Ugrekhelidze
8 Georgia (country) DF Ilia Kandelaki
9 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Adamia
10 Georgia (country) FW Irakli Samkharadze
11 Georgia (country) FW Akaki Mikuchadze
12 Georgia (country) GK Zurab Batiashvili
13 Georgia (country) MF Zaza Mamasakhlisi
15 Georgia (country) DF Papuna Mosemgvdlishvili
18 Georgia (country) DF Davit Svanidze
No. Position Player
19 Georgia (country) FW Soso Tchikaidze
20 Georgia (country) MF Aleksandre Gogoberishvili
22 Georgia (country) MF Georgi Ganugrava
24 Georgia (country) FW Vili Isiani
27 Georgia (country) MF Zviad Lobjanidze
30 Georgia (country) DF Davit Imedashvili
31 Georgia (country) GK Vladimer Zukhbaia
44 Georgia (country) MF Tornike Aptsiauri
55 Georgia (country) DF Dachi Popkhadze
77 Georgia (country) MF Guram Gureshidze
99 Georgia (country) FW Jaba Ugulava
Georgia (country) FW David Siradze

European cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Slovakia FK Púchov 0–3 0–3
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q Azerbaijan Baku FC 2–0 0–1
2Q Bulgaria PFC Levski Sofia 0–2 0–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Albania Flamurtari Vlorë 2–3 2–1

Managers[edit]

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