Jaba Kankava

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Jaba Kankava
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Personal information
Full name Jaba Kankava
Date of birth (1986-03-18) 18 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Dinamo Tbilisi 14 (0)
2005 Alania Vladikavkaz 12 (0)
2005–2006 Arsenal Kyiv 24 (4)
2007– Dnipro 76 (4)
2010–2012 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih (loan) 37 (2)
National team
2002–2003 Georgia U17 3 (0)
2003 Georgia U19 3 (0)
2004–2005 Georgia U21 5 (0)
2004– Georgia 51 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2014

Jaba Kankava (Georgian: ჯაბა კანკავა) (born 18 March 1986) is a Georgian footballer. He currently plays in midfield for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukrainian Premier League, having previously played for Dinamo Tbilisi, Alania Vladikavkaz,[1] and Arsenal Kyiv.

International career[edit]

Kankava played 5 games in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying and 9 games in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying. He also played 2 friendlies in 2005,[2] 4 in 2006,[3] 2 in 2007[4] and 2 in 2008.

Kankava scored a goal against Croatia in UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Georgia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 March 2006 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard  Malta 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 16 November 2007 Al-Gharafa Stadium, Doha  Qatar 1–0 2–1 Friendly
3. 3 June 2011 Stadion Poljud, Split  Croatia 1–0 1–2 Euro 2012 qualifier
4. 6 September 2011 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard  Malta 1–0 1–1 Euro 2012 qualifier
5. 14 October 2014 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé  Gibraltar 3–0 3–0 Euro 2016 qualifier

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 14 October 2014.
National team Season Apps Goals
Georgia 2004 1 0
2005 6 0
2006 8 1
2007 7 1
2008 2 0
2009 0 0
2010 1 0
2011 7 2
2012 7 0
2013 6 0
2014 6 1
Total 51 5

Awards[edit]

On 30 March 2014 Kankava saved the life of Dynamo Kyiv captain Oleh Husyev, after Husyev was dazed in a collision and his tongue blocked his airway.[5] On 12 April 2014 before Dnipro played Metalurh Zaporizhya at the Dnipro Arena, Kankava was awarded the Order of Merit for his actions in Dnipropetrovsk.[6]

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