Givi Dmitriyevich Chokheli
Date of birth
27 June 1937
Place of birth
Telavi, Georgian SSR, USSR
Date of death
25 February 1994
Place of death
1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Dinamo Tbilisi 159
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2008
Givi Dmitriyevich Chokheli ( Georgian: გივი ჩოხელი; Russian: Гиви Дмитриевич Чохели) (27 June 1937 in Telavi - 25 February 1994 in Tbilisi) was a Georgian football defender. [1 ]
Chokheli played most of his career for
Dinamo Tbilisi. After ending his playing career he worked in various coaching positions for Dinamo Tbilisi and in 1969-1970 and 1974 was a head coach. He was classified as a Master of Sport of the USSR in 1959.
He played for
Soviet Union national team (19 matches), and was a participant at the 1962 FIFA World Cup and at the 1960 UEFA European Football Championship, where the Soviet Union won the gold medal. The Soviet back line was anchored by the famous trio of Chokheli, Anatoli Maslyonkin, and Anatoly Krutikov in the early 1960s. [1 ]
The statue of Chokheli in front of Municipal Stadium, Telavi.
Telavi's Municipal Stadium features a statue of Chokheli in front of it.
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