Zaza Janashia

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Zaza Janashia
Personal information
Full name Zaza Zurabovich Janashia
Date of birth (1976-02-10) 10 February 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Tbilisi (GSSR), Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Odishi Zugdidi 59 (13)
1993–1994 Shevardeni-1906 Tbilisi 30 (14)
1994–1995 FC Samtredia 23 (17)
1996–2001 Lokomotiv Moscow 145 (33)
2002 FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi 22 (6)
2003 Kocaelispor Izmit 3 (0)
2004 FC Baltika Kaliningrad 12 (3)
Total 294 (86)
National team
1997–2001 Georgia 9 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Zaza Zurabovich Janashia (born 10 February 1976 in Tbilisi) is a retired Georgian professional football player. Currently, Janashia works in children's sports school "Lokomotiv-Perovo"[1] in Moscow.

Career[edit]

In Lokomotiv's 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup campaign, he scored to put Lokomotiv ahead 1-0 in their first semifinal game against S.S. Lazio. Lazio equalized and then advanced to the finals after 0-0 draw in Rome.

Janashia was loaned back to FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi in April 2002.

Janashia had a brief spell in the Turkish Super Lig with Kocaelispor.[2][3]

International career[edit]

Janashia made his Georgia debut on 7 June 1997 against Moldova, a 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA). He also played 5 times in friendlies, three times in UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying, and played his last match in 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA), against Romania on 28 March 2001.

International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 May 1998 Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Russia 1–1 Draw Friendly
2. 27 March 1999 Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Slovenia 1–1 Draw UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
3. 28 April 1998 Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Norway 1–4 Lose UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
4. 6 February 1998 Limassol, Cyprus  Armenia 2–1 Win Friendly

Honours[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He is the brother of Zamir Janashia.

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