|Full name||Jaba Kankava|
|Date of birth||18 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk|
|2010–2012||→ Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih (loan)||37||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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, and Arsenal Kyiv.
Kankava scored a goal against Croatia in UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying.
- Scores and results list Georgia's goal tally first.
|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|
|6.||25 March 2015||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi||Malta||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
- As of 14 October 2014.
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. 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.
- "Zestafoni make their move". UEFA.com. 2005-03-11. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
- "Dnipro's Jaba Kankava saves Kiev captain's life after he swallows tongue". The Guardian. 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
- Dnipro footballer Kankava was given an award for saving Husyev. Ukrinform. 14 April 2014
- Jaba Kankava – FIFA competition record
- Jaba Kankava at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Jaba Kankava". weltfussball.de. Retrieved 2014-05-07.