Jaba Kankava

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Jaba Kankava
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 club 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 70 (4)
2010–2012 FC 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 45 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 December 2013

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.

Awards[edit]

On April 12, 2014 before the game Dnipro - Metalurh Z at the Dnipro Arena, Kankava was awarded the Order of Merit for his heroic actions two months ago in Kiev.[5] On 30 March 2014 Kankava saved the life of Dynamo Kiev captain Oleh Husyev, after Husyev was dazed in a collision and his tongue blocked his airway.[6]

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