Georgian Premier League

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Georgian Premier League
Country Georgia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1990; 24 years ago (1990)
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Pirveli Liga
Domestic cup(s) Georgian Cup
Georgian Super Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions FC Dinamo Tbilisi
(2013–14)
Most championships FC Dinamo Tbilisi (15 titles)
Website GFF
2013–14 Umaglesi Liga

The Georgian Premier League (Georgian: პრემიერ ლიგა) is the top division of professional football in Georgia. Since 1990, it has been organized by the Professional Football League of Georgia and Georgian Football Federation. From 1927 to 1989, the competition was held as a regional tournament within the Soviet Union. The league consists of 12 teams.

Format[edit]

Below is a complete record of how many teams have played in each season throughout the league's history;

 
  • 1990 = 17
  • 1991–1992 = 20
  • 1992–1993 = 17
 
  • 1993–1994 = 19
  • 1994–2000 = 16
  • 2000–2004 = 12
 
  • 2004–2005 = 10
  • 2005–2006 = 16
  • 2006–2008 = 14
 
  • 2008–2009 = 11
  • 2009–2011 = 10
  • 2011–2014 = 12

Umaglesi Liga 2014/15[edit]

UEFA Country Ranking[edit]

Champions[edit]

Soviet time (1927–1989)[edit]

Since independence (1990–present)[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons

Dinamo Tbilisi

15
5
1990, 1991, 1991–92, 1992-93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998–99, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2007-08, 2012-13, 2013-14

Torpedo Kutaisi

3
3
1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001–02

WIT Georgia

2
3
2003-04, 2008-09
Metalurgi Rustavi
2
0
2006-07, 2009-10

FC Zestafoni

2
2
2010-11, 2011-12

Sioni Bolnisi

1
1
2005-06

Topscorers[edit]

Year Top scorers Team Goals
1990 Georgia (country) Gija Guruli Iberia Tbilisi 23
1991 Georgia (country) Otar Korgalidze Guria Lanchkhuti 14
1991–92 Georgia (country) Otar Korgalidze Guria Lanchkhuti 40
1992–93 Georgia (country) Merab Megreladze Samgurali Tskhaltubo 41
1993–94 Georgia (country) Merab Megreladze Margveti Zestafoni 31
1994–95 Georgia (country) Giorgi Daraselia Kolkheti Poti 26
1995–96 Georgia (country) Zviad Endeladze Margveti Zestafoni 40
1996–97 Georgia (country) Giorgi Demetradze /
Georgia (country) David Ujmajuridze
Dinamo Tbilisi /
Dinamo Batumi
26
1997–98 Georgia (country) Levan Khomeriki Dinamo Tbilisi 23
1998–99 Georgia (country) Mikheil Ashvetia Dinamo Tbilisi 26
1999–00 Georgia (country) Zurab Ionanidze Torpedo Kutaisi 24
2000–01 Georgia (country) Zaza Zirakishvili Dinamo Tbilisi 21
2001–02 Georgia (country) Suliko Davitashvili Lokomotivi/Merani-91 18
2002–03 Georgia (country) Zurab Ionanidze Torpedo Kutaisi 26
2003–04 Georgia (country) Suliko Davitashvili Torpedo Kutaisi 20
2004–05 Georgia (country) Levani Melkadze Dinamo Tbilisi 27
2005–06 Georgia (country) Jaba Dvali Dinamo Tbilisi 21
2006–07 Georgia (country) Sandro Iashvili Dinamo Tbilisi 27
2007–08 Georgia (country) Mikheil Khutsishvili Dinamo Tbilisi 16
2008–09 Georgia (country) Nikoloz Gelashvili Zestafoni 20
2009–10 Brazil Anderson Aquino Metalurgi Rustavi 26
2010–11 Georgia (country) Nikoloz Gelashvili Zestafoni 18
2011–12 Georgia (country) Jaba Dvali Zestafoni 20
2012–13 Spain Xisco Dinamo Tbilisi 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA Country Ranking 2013 uefa.com, accessed 3 May 2013

External links[edit]