Arveladze in 2012
|Full name||Shota Arveladze|
|Date of birth||22 February 1973|
|Place of birth||Tbilisi, Georgia|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
His 27 goals scored in the UEFA Cup competition ranks him 5th in the tournament's history. He has the best strike record of independent Georgian Football. He was nominated as the best player of Georgia as well as the best player by the Georgian Professional Football league survey.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Style of play
- 4 Coaching career
- 5 Honours
- 6 Career statistics
- 7 Personal life
- 8 See also
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Tbilisi, Trabzonspor and Ajax
Arveladze played at Dinamo Tbilisi, Trabzonspor, and Ajax, and finished at least one season as the top goal scorer at all three. In 1993 he scored an effective first Euro Tournament goal in the history of independent Georgian Football in the match against Linfield, Northern Ireland. When he led Trabzonspor in goals in 1995–96, he also led the Süper Lig, making him the second non-Turk to date to lead that league in goals after Tarik Hodžić 1983–84. He is recorded as "most loved foreign player" for Trabzonspor supporters.
Arveladze joined Rangers from Ajax for £2 million in 2001. During a legal case in 2015, Arveladze's agent claimed that the true transfer fee had been 12 million Euro, the equivalent of £8.5 million at the time. Arveladze scored the 300th goal in the SPL and was part of Rangers squads that won the domestic treble in 2002–03 and a double in 2004–05.
Arveladze ended his playing career on 22 May 2008 following a season with Levante.
Style of play
Quick feet and decision-making, an eye for goal, great technique and leadership were among his qualities.
After retiring from football as a player, Arveladze was appointed as assistant manager of AZ under head coach and former Ajax coach Louis van Gaal in July 2008. He maintained this position in the 2009–10 season under Ronald Koeman and Dick Advocaat. For the 2010–11 season, Arveladze served as manager of Turkish side Kayserispor. From 2012 to 2015, Arveladze managed Istanbul-based Kasımpaşa SK.
- Dinamo Tbilisi
- Scottish Premier League: 2002–03, 2004–05
- Scottish League Cup: 2002–03
- Scottish Cup: 2001–02, 2002–03
- SPL Player of the Month: September 2003
|Georgia national team|
|1.||17 September 1992||David Kipiani Stadium, Gurjaani||Azerbaijan||4–1||6–3||Friendly|
|2.||19 July 1992||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Malta||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|3.||16 November 1994||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Wales||5–0||5–0||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifier|
|4.||16 November 1994||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana||Albania||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifier|
|5.||26 April 1995||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Albania||1–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifier|
|6.||11 October 1995||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Bulgaria||1–0||2–1||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifier|
|7.||30 March 1997||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Armenia||1–0||7–0||Friendly|
|10.||7 June 1997||Central Stadium, Batumi||Moldova||1–0||2–0||1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|11.||14 June 1997||Stadion GKS Katowice, Katowice||Poland||1–0||1–4||1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|12.||4 September 1999||Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana||Slovenia||1–1||1–2||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifier|
|13.||8 September 1999||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Latvia||1–0||2–2||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifier|
|14.||8 September 1999||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana||Albania||1–2||1–2||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifier|
|15.||1 September 2001||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi||Hungary||1–0||3–1||2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|16.||8 September 2002||St. Jakob Park, Basel||Switzerland||1–1||4–1||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifier|
|17.||6 September 2003||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Albania||1–0||3–0||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifier|
|19.||11 September 2003||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana||Albania||1–1||1–2||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifier|
|20.||16 November 2005||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi||Jordan||3–2||3–2||Friendly|
|21.||27 May 2005||Sportzentrum, Altenkirchen||New Zealand||1–2||1–3||Friendly|
|22.||18 August 2006||Svangaskarð, Toftir||Faroe Islands||3–0||6–0||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier|
|25.||6 September 2006||Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv||Ukraine||1–1||1–2||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier|
|26.||29 March 2007||Hampden Park, Glasgow||Scotland||1–1||1–2||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier|
- As of 14 March 2015
Arveladze played football on a high level well into his thirties despite having to deal with chronic asthma his entire career.
- Bibileishvili, Tiko (2008-06-09) Arveladze Quits Football. The Georgian Times. Retrieved on 2008-07-11.
- Shota's Biography (Spanish)
- Walker, Mark (13 May 2015). "Former Rangers striker's agent claims club paid four times publicised fee". The Herald (Herald & Times Group).
- Arveladze bids farewell to the national team of Georgia (Spanish)
- "Arveladze gaat als trainer aan de slag bij Kayserispor" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
- "Kayserispor Transfer 2010-2011 Dosyası" (in Turkish). Kayserispor. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
- "Shota Arveladze Career statistics". mackolik.com. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- "Shota Arveladze". National Football Teams. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- "Shota Arveladze's Managerial statistics". mackolik.com. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- Profile at TFF.org
- Profile at Mackolik.com
- Shota Arveladze at Kayserispor.org
- Shota Arveladze at National-Football-Teams.com