Giorgi Chanturia (footballer)

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Giorgi Chanturia
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Personal information
Full name Giorgi Chanturia
Date of birth (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Hellas Verona F.C.
Youth career
2004–2010 FC Saburtalo
2009–2010 Barcelona (loan)
2010–2011 Vitesse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Vitesse 37 (5)
2013 Alania Vladikavkaz (loan) 6 (0)
2014 CFR Cluj 7 (1)
2014- Hellas Verona F.C. 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Georgia U-17 9 (5)
2010–2012 Georgia U-19 6 (4)
2011– Georgia U-21 14 (5)
2014– Georgia 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Giorgi Chanturia (Georgian: გიორგი ჭანტურია) (born 11 April 1993) is a Georgian footballer who plays as a winger for the Serie A club Hellas Verona.

Career[edit]

Chanturia began his career on FC Saburtalo, and was loaned to Barcelona in June 2009.[1] He was filled into Barça's Juvenil B squad, and scored 11 goals to help the Catalans to the league title.[2]

In August 2010, after been linked with Chelsea,[3] Chanturia signed with Vitesse.[4] In April 2011 he signed a three-year deal with the club.[5]

Chanturia made his competitive debut for Vitesse on the opening day of the 2011–12 Eredivisie season, as a starter in their 0–0 away draw against ADO Den Haag on 7 August.[6] He scored his first goal for the Arnhem side in his second official match, against VVV-Venlo in a 4-0 win.

In December 2012, Chanturia was loaned to Alania Vladikavkaz until the end of the season.[7] He returned to Arnhem club at the end of the season, and was reintagrated to first-team squad for the 2013–14 season.

On 19 February 2014, CFR Cluj have confirmed the signing of Vitesse midfielder Giorgi Chanturia for an undisclosed fee.[8]

He made his first international appearance for Georgia in a friendly match against Liechtenstein on 5 March 2014. He scored only 25 minutes into his debut.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 January 2014
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitesse 2011-12 28 4 3 0 0 0 31 4
2012-13 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2013-14 8 1 2 1 2 0 12 2
Total 37 5 5 1 5 0 47 6
Alania Vladikavkaz (loan) 2012-13 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career Total 43 5 5 1 5 0 53 5

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 March 2014 Mikheil Meskhi, Tbilisi, Georgia  Liechtenstein 1-0 2-0 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giorgi Chanturia (15 años) ya es nuevo jugador del FC Barcelona" [Giorgi Chanturia (15 years old) is new FC Barcelona's player] (in Spanish). joinFutbol. 23 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Introducing Giorgi Chanturia - 'The Georgian Lionel Messi' who left Barcelona for Vitesse". Goal.com. 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Chelsea To Seal Chanturia Deal?; The Chels, 8 August 2010
  4. ^ Official: Giorgi Chanturia joins Dutch outfit Vitesse; TotalBarca, 19 August 2010
  5. ^ "Giorgi ‘Gio’ Chanturia eindelijk Vitessenaar" [Giorgi 'Gio' Chanturia finally to Vitesse] (in Dutch). Vitesse. 11 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "ADO Den Haag 0-0 Vitesse". Voetbal International (Weekbladpers Groep). 7 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Vitesse verhuurt Chanturia aan Alania Vladikavkaz" [Vitesse loans Chanturia to Alania Vladikavkaz] (in Dutch). de Gelderlander. 22 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Giorgi Chanturia la CFR" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj Official Website. 19 February 2014. 

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