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FC Torpedo Kutaisi
Nickname(s) FC Torpedo,Avtoqarkhnelebi,
Founded 1946; 68 years ago (1946)
Ground Givi Kiladze Stadium
Kutaisi, Georgia
Ground Capacity 14,700
President Georgia (country) Giorgi Demetradze
Manager Georgia (country) Revaz Dzodzuashvili
League Umaglesi Liga
2013–14 7
Website Club home page

FC Torpedo Kutaisi is a Georgian professional football club based in Kutaisi, Georgia's second largest city. ‘Torpedo Kutaisi’ was founded in 1946 and in just three years the club became the winner of the Football Championship of that time. By the end of 1964, the Football Federation of the former Soviet Union published a list of the best soccer players and 5 among them - R. Urushadze, I. Losaberidze, S. Kutivadze, J. Kherkhadze, and V. Chkhartishvili were from Torpedo Kutaisi team. Furthermore, Torpedo Kutaisi players of different times were always named among the Top Ten footballers of Georgia. G. Tskhovrebovi, R. Dzodzuashvili, J. Kherkhadze, Kutivadze, T. Sulakvelidze, G. Nodia, T. Kostava and others were among them. Moreover, Ramaz Shengelia was recognized as the number one football player of the former USSR. Torpedo play their home games at Givi Kiladze Stadium.

History[edit]

FC Torpedo Kutaisi was founded in 1946 on the base of Kutaisi Automotive Plant. In 1949 club became the winner of the Georgian SSR Championship. In 1959 two football clubs "FC Torpedo Kutaisi" and "FC Locomotive Kutaisi" were united and the name remained "FC Torpedo Kutaisi". In 1962 "FC Torpedo Kutaisi" was firstly became the participant of the Soviet Top League. FC Torpedo Kutaisi has very rich traditions and big history. Many famous Georgian football players began their career in this club. For example, when FC Dinamo Tbilisi won Cup Winners' Cup in 1981, five footballers were the ex-players of FC Torpedo Kutaisi.
When Georgian National Championships started in 1990, club changed its name into "FC Kutaisi". But after the three years, club restored the old name. Last years of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st were the most successful years in the club's history. During the four years [1999-2002] club won the five domestic titles. Besides this, "FC Torpedo Kutaisi" was the first Georgian club won the international football tournament since the independence [Turkmenistan President's Cup in 2002]. During that time the most players of the Georgia national football team were from "FC Torpedo Kutaisi". Besides this, the most famous Georgian managers (Jemal Kherkhadze, David Kipiani, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Otar Gabelia, Vladimir Gutsaev and others) worked in the club as a head coach and in the staff too.
But, after the season 2004-05, three times Georgian Premier League Champion and two times Georgian National Cup Winner FC Torpedo Kutaisi was dissolved. Its last game was in Borisov, Belarus against BATE Borisov [First Qualifying Round of UEFA Cup 2005-06] in which FC Torpedo Kutaisi lost 5:0. After this, new football club "FC Kutaisi Torpedo" was founded, but it was not the successor of FC Torpedo Kutaisi and had no titles. "FC Kutaisi Torpedo" was participating in the Georgian Premier League during the two seasons [2005-06 and 2006-07], but due to financial reason it removed from the top league and began playing to Pirveli Liga. 2010-2014 Torpedo Kutaisi play in Georgian National Championships.

Honours[edit]

Domestic Competitions

İnternational Competitions

Soviet Time Competitions

Torpedo junior team international honours

  • Evima cup
  • Cup Winner.png (1) 2013

Torpedo fans honours

  • Torpedo The Jungles fan team
  • Balu cup
  • Cup Winner.png (1) 2012
  • West Georgia cup
  • Cup Winner.png (1) 2013 (Record)

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Georgia (country) GK Roin Kvaskhvadze
2 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Gelashvili
4 Georgia (country) DF Guram Adamadze
5 Georgia (country) DF Sevasti Todua
6 Georgia (country) MF Oleg Mamasakhlisi
7 Georgia (country) DF Tengiz Chikviladze
9 Georgia (country) FW Gia Ghvitadze
10 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Chedia
11 Georgia (country) MF Teimuraz Markozashvili
No. Position Player
17 Georgia (country) MF Gogi Gogichaishvili
18 Georgia (country) FW Mamuka Ghonghadze
19 Georgia (country) DF Nika Kharabadze
22 Georgia (country) MF Irakli Lekvtadze
23 Georgia (country) DF Zaal Eliava
25 Georgia (country) GK Aleksandre Adamia
27 Georgia (country) DF Tornike Chaduneli
45 Georgia (country) FW Otar Kvernadze
88 Georgia (country) FW Beka Tugushi

Seasons[edit]

Key

Champions Runners-up Third plase Promoted Relegated
Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Domestic Cup Federation Cup Super Cup UEFA
FIFA
Name Goals
League Top goalscorer
1949 SFL/UR 26 16 8 2 58 25 40 2nd 1/32 n/a  ? ?
1953 1/64 n/a  ? ?
1955 Z4,1/128 n/a  ? ?
1957 SFL/Z3 30 16 6 8 54 28 38 6th Z3,1/2 n/a  ? ?
1958 SFL/Z4 30 17 6 7 66 35 40 4th Z4,1/4 n/a  ? ?
1959 SFL/Z3 26 11 6 9 36 34 28 6th n/a n/a  ? ?
1960 SFL 30 21 7 2 70 21 49 1st Z3,1/4 n/a  ? ?
1961 SFL 30 22 2 6 49 23 46 1st 1/32 n/a  ? ?
1962 STL 18 7 5 6 21 16 19 15th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1963 STL 38 6 21 11 22 37 33 12th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1964 STL 32 10 7 15 20 37 27 13th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1965 STL 32 8 3 21 29 69 19 16th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1966 STL 36 9 10 17 44 59 28 15th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1967 STL 36 8 15 13 37 50 31 13th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1968 STL 38 9 10 19 27 48 28 19th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1969 STL 26 4 6 16 20 50 14 14th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1970 STL 32 6 11 15 24 42 23 16th 1/8 n/a  ? ?
1971 SFL 42 12 15 15 47 53 39 11th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1972 SFL 38 19 6 13 49 32 44 5th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1973 SFL 38 16 4 18 40 46 34 9th 1/16 n/a  ? ?
1974 SFL 38 14 10 14 37 42 38 8th 1/32 n/a  ? ?
1975 SFL 38 18 13 7 55 31 49 3rd PR n/a Ramaz Shengelia 15
1976 SFL 38 13 15 10 46 38 41 7th R2 n/a Ramaz Shengelia 12
1977 SFL 38 15 8 15 45 48 38 9th R1 n/a  ? ?
1978 SFL 38 14 9 15 44 41 37 9th R1 n/a  ? ?
1979 SFL 46 17 15 14 44 40 46 11th GS n/a  ? ?
1980 SFL 46 18 9 19 62 54 45 13th GS n/a  ? ?
1981 SFL 46 26 4 16 57 46 56 2nd GS n/a Deviz Darjania 19
1982 STL 34 10 10 14 39 45 30 13th GS n/a Merab Megreladze 19
1983 STL 34 4 12 18 26 58 18[1] 16th 1/4 n/a  ? ?
1984 SFL 42 23 9 10 76 55 55 2nd 1/16 n/a Otar Korghalidze 24
1985 STL 34 11 9 14 40 51 31 11th 1/32 n/a  ? ?
1986 STL 30 5 7 18 24 60 17 16th 1/16 GS  ? ?
1987 SFL 42 11 12 19 30 51 34 21st 1/16  ? ?
1988 SSL 30 24 4 2 70 21 52 1st 1/32  ? ?
1989 SFL 42 18 5 19 69 73 41 13th 1/4 Merab Megreladze 33
1990 UML[2] 34 20 5 9 62 33 65 4th 1/4[3]  ? ?
1991 UML 19 11 2 6 34 30 35 3rd n/a[4]  ? ?
1991–92 UML 38 15 4 19 66 60 49 11th 1/2  ? ?
1992–93 UML 32 16 4 12 70 54 52 5th 1/2  ? ?
1993–94 UML 32 15 7 10 56 49 52 3rd 1/16  ? ?
1994–95 UML 30 14 2 14 58 47 44 6th 1/8  ? ?
1995–96 UML 30 15 7 8 69 49 52 7th 1/4  ? ?
1996–97 UML 30 14 4 12 70 58 46 5th 1/8  ? ?
1997–98 UML 30 15 9 6 51 30 54 4th 1/8  ? ?
1998–99 UML 30 21 4 5 73 27 67 2nd Winners Runners-up Intertoto Cup - R2  ? ?
1999–00 UML 28 19 7 2 70 16 64 1st Runners-up n/a UEFA Cup - R1 Zurab Ionanidze 25
2000–01 UML 32 20 8 4 49 15 68 1st Winners n/a UEFA Champions League - 2Q  ? ?
2001–02 UML 32 23 5 4 64 18 74 1st Runners-up n/a UEFA Champions League - 2Q Andriy Poroshin 17
2002–03 UML 32 22 6 4 65 20 72 2nd 1/2 UEFA Champions League - 2Q Zurab Ionanidze 26
2003–04 UML 32 15 6 11 46 38 51 7th Runners-up UEFA Cup - QR Suliko Davitashvili 20
2004–05 UML 36 20 10 6 56 31 70 2nd 1/4  ? ?
2005–06 UML 30 8 6 16 28 42 30 12th SR UEFA Cup - 1Q  ? ?
2006–07 UML 26 9 4 13 24 35 31 7th[5] 1/4  ? ?
2007–08 PIL 27 11 6 10 38 31 39 11th GS  ? ?
2008–09 PIL 30 14 3 13 32 22 45 9th 1/16  ? ?
2009–10 PIL 28 22 4 2 70 12 70 1st R2 Revaz Kvernadze 14
2010–11 UML 36 14 13 9 31 22 55 4th Runners-up Giorgi Megreladze 14
2011–12 UML 36 20 7 9 50 32 67 3rd 1/4 UEFA Europa League - 1Q Revaz Gotsiridze 13
2012–13 UML 32 19 7 6 57 30 64 3rd 1/4 UEFA Europa League - 1Q Nika Sabanadze 12
2013–14 UML 32 14 6 12 43 44 48 7 1/4 ' '

All competitions statistic[edit]

As of 24 August 2014. Time 19.57.
Competition Season Matches W D L GF GA
Georgian Umaglesi Liga (level 1) 23 692 360 134 198 1195 782
Pirveli Liga (level 2) 3 85 47 13 25 140 65
Georgian Cup 25 142 71 35 36 256 145
Georgian Super Cup 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
UEFA Champions League 3 10 4 2 4 12 15
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 5 12 2 2 8 14 28
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 4 2 1 1 9 3
Soviet Top League (level 1) 14 443 107 129 207 402 659
Soviet First League (level 2) 20 746 338 169 239 1037 818
Soviet Second League (level 3) 1 34 25 7 2 76 24
USSR Cup 37 82 27 15 40 93 123
USSR Federation Cup 1 3 0 2 1 3 4
Total 134 2254 983 509 762 3237 2667

No official competitions[edit]

As of 12 July 2013
Competition Season Matches W D L GF GA
Commonwealth of Independent States Cup (level 1) 2 8 4 1 3 12 12
Commonwealth of Independent States Cup/First League Source (level 2) 1 3 3 0 0 8 1
Turkmenistan President's Cup 2 8 3 3 2 8 7
Marbella Cup 1 3 0 1 2 4 7

European cups[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1998–99 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Armenia Erebuni 6–0 1–1
2R Belgium Lommel 1–2 1–0
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR Estonia Lantana 4–2 5–0
1R Greece AEK 0–1 1–6
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 2R Serbia Crvena Zvezda 2–0 0–4
2001–02 UEFA Champions League 1R Northern Ireland Linfield 1–0 0–0
2R Denmark Copenhagen 1–1 1–3
2002–03 UEFA Champions League 1R Faroe Islands B36 Torshavn 5–2 1–0
2R Czech Republic Sparta Prague 1–2 0–3
2003–04 UEFA Cup 1R France Lens 0–2 0–3
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1R Belarus BATE 0–1 0–5
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1R Kazakhstan Aktobe 1–1 0–1
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1R Slovakia Žilina 0–3 3–3

European record[edit]

As of 12 July 2013
Competition Season Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 3 10 4 2 4 12 15
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 5 12 2 2 8 14 28
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 4 2 1 1 9 3
Total 8 26 8 5 13 35 46

UEFA Team Ranking 2013/2014[edit]

Rank Country Team Points
368 Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Slavija 2.500
369 Georgia (country) Chikhura Sachkhere 2.475
369 Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi 2.475
369 Georgia (country) FC Gagra 2.475
372 Montenegro FK Sutjeska 2.450

As of 14 December 2013. Time 02.00. Source

Notable Past Players[edit]

Name Position Country Years Appearance Goals
Revaz Dzodzuashvili Defender Georgia (country) 1964–67 67 1
Tamaz Kostava Defender Georgia (country) 1973–76 106 0
Anzor Kavazashvili Goalkeeper Georgia (country) 1972 31 0
Nodar Khizanishvili Defender Georgia (country) 1983 6 0
Murtaz Khurtsilava Defender Georgia (country) 1975–76 47 4
Sergo Kutivadze Midfielder Georgia (country) 1962–66 128 9
Otari Gabelia Goalkeeper Georgia (country) 1983–84 29 0
Manuchar Machaidze Midfielder Georgia (country) 1981–82 45 6
Givi Nodia Striker Georgia (country) 1965–66 36 9
Tengiz Sulakvelidze Defender/ Midfielder Georgia (country) 1974–78 138 2
Guram Tskhovrebov Defender Georgia (country) 1961–63 57 2
Ramaz Urushadze Goalkeeper Georgia (country) 1961–64 91 0
Irakli Zoidze Goalkeeper Georgia (country) 2000–01 36 0
Davit Gvaramadze Goalkeeper Georgia (country) 2000–01 19 0
Nikoloz Togonidze Goalkeeper Georgia (country) 2001–02 6 0
Davit Janashia Striker Georgia (country) 1989–93, 1997–01, 2002, 2005–07 182 79
Mikheil Ashvetia Striker Georgia (country) 1993–94, 2000–01 40 23
Malkhaz Asatiani Central Defender/Defensive Midfielder Georgia (country) 1999–03 76 15
Valeri Abramidze Defender Georgia (country) 1998–02, 2005–06  ?  ?
Kakhaber Kvetenadze Midfielder Georgia (country) 1993–01, 2002–03 251 30
Zurab Ionanidze Striker Georgia (country) 1992–93, 1997–03 171 104
Andriy Poroshyn Striker Ukraine 2001–03 55 23
Mamuka Managadze Midfielder Georgia (country) 1985–86 20 3
Giorgi Megreladze Striker Georgia (country) 1995–00, 2004–05, 2011–14 161 78

Georgian Umaglesi Liga Record[edit]

Goal N. Name Country Date
100 Davit Janashia Georgia (country) Sept 16, 1991
200 Mamuka Khundadze Georgia (country) May 10, 1993
300 Mamuka Khundadze Georgia (country) Nov 19, 1994
400 Mikheil Ashvetia Georgia (country) May 13, 1996
500 Giorgi Megreladze Georgia (country) Sept 4, 1997
600 Gia İmedadze Georgia (country) May 19, 1999
700 Davit Janashia Georgia (country) Dec 3, 2000
800 Shota Babunashvili Georgia (country) Sept 15, 2002
900 Giorgi Megreladze Georgia (country) Aug 14, 2004
1000 Nikoloz Nadiradze Georgia (country) May 20, 2007
1100 Merab Gigauri Georgia (country) Sept 15, 2012

Anthem[edit]

Torpedo,Torpedo,Torpedo!
Be cherfull and long live to you!
Kutaisi,you are the smith of gold en guys...
And Georgia awaits for them!

1. Torpedo Kutaisi Old Himn 1987 Source
2. Torpedo song by Frani 2010 Source
3. Torpedo fan club Tornados song "Gamarjveba Dges" by Adrenalin 2011 Source
4. Torpedo Kutaisi Fans Song "Itorpede" by Levan Jojua and Georgi Shengelia 2013 Source

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

Football around the world

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ -2 points
  2. ^ Georgian clubs quit the USSR Football Federation and joined the Georgian Football Federation - federation of native country.
  3. ^ Georgian clubs quit the USSR Football Federation and joined the Georgian Football Federation - federation of native country.
  4. ^ due to changing the basis of the calendar from spring/autumn to autumn/spring, 1991 season the cup competition did not conducted
  5. ^ FC Torpedo Kutaisi was relegated due to financial reasons by GFF. See the final standings

External links[edit]