Mate Vatsadze

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Mate Vatsadze
Mate Vatsadze 2011.jpg
With AGF Aarhus in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
AGF Aarhus
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004-2008 FC Dinamo-2 Tbilisi 53 (21)
2005-2010 FC Dinamo Tbilisi 96 (42)
2011-2012 FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod 20 (1)
2012 Dila Gori 15 (13)
2012- AGF Aarhus 18 (4)
National team
2008-2010 Georgia U21 5 (1)
2009- Georgia 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2012

Mate Vatsadze (born 17 December 1988) is Georgian football player. He is a forward and currently plays for Danish Superliga side AGF Aarhus.

Playing career[edit]

Vatsadze started his professional career with FC Dinamo Tbilisi, playing 96 games and scoring 42 goals for the first team between 2005 and 2010, before moving to FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod to play in the Russian Premier League in 2011. While playing in Russia, he was called up for the Georgia national football team, to play in the Euro 2012 qualifying matches against Croatia and Israel, but he was not able to get the required visa.[1] So he soon returned to Georgia to join Dila Gori at the end of the season. On 2 September 2012 he signed a 3½-year contract with Danish Superliga side AGF

Vatsadze was discovered by AGF in the 2012–13 Europa League Second qualifying round where he impressed by scoring three goals for Dila Gori against AGF and went on to score twice in the Third qualifying round away leg in Cyprus against Anorthosis, to help Dila Gori progress to the Play-off round. Vatsadze also scored twice in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round, helping Dinamo Tbilisi to eliminate Swedish Gefle IF, when they managed to beat them both home and away. He also scored a goal for Dinamo Tbilisi in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round, in the away leg against Red Star Belgrade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Team - Modebadze instead of Vatsadze". worldsport.ge. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 

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