2018 Erovnuli Liga

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Erovnuli Liga
Season2018
Dates2 March 2018 – 8 December 2018
ChampionsSaburtalo Tbilisi
RelegatedSamtredia
Kolkheti Poti
Champions LeagueSaburtalo Tbilisi
Europa LeagueDinamo Tbilisi
Torpedo Kutaisi
Chikhura Sachkhere
Matches played180
Goals scored486 (2.7 per match)
2017
2019

The 2018 Erovnuli Liga (formerly known as Umaglesi Liga) was the 30th season of top-tier football in Georgia. Torpedo Kutaisi were the defending champions. The season began on 2 March 2018 and was scheduled to be ended in November 2018.

Teams and stadiums[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity
Chikhura Sachkhere Kutaisi Ramaz Shengelia Stadium 19,400
Dila Gori Gori Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium 8,230
Dinamo Tbilisi Tbilisi Boris Paichadze Stadium 54,549
Kolkheti Poti Kobuleti Chele Arena 6,000
Locomotive Tbilisi Tbilisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium 27,223
FC Rustavi Rustavi Poladi Stadium 10,720
Saburtalo Tbilisi Tbilisi Mikheil Meskhi Stadium 27,223
FC Samtredia Samtredia Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium 5,000
Sioni Bolnisi Bolnisi Tamaz Stepania Stadium 3,242
Torpedo Kutaisi Kutaisi Ramaz Shengelia Stadium 19,400

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Saburtalo Tbilisi (C) 36 24 7 5 64 29 +35 79 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Dinamo Tbilisi 36 21 6 9 73 38 +35 69 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Torpedo Kutaisi 36 20 9 7 66 25 +41 69
4 Chikhura Sachkhere 36 19 7 10 54 33 +21 64
5 Dila Gori 36 17 12 7 60 40 +20 63
6 Locomotive Tbilisi 36 12 8 16 43 55 −12 44
7 Rustavi 36 8 13 15 33 44 −11 37
8 Sioni Bolnisi (O) 36 8 7 21 39 65 −26 31 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
9 Samtredia (R) 36 4 9 23 28 81 −53 21
10 Kolkheti Poti[b] (R) 36 4 8 24 26 76 −50 14 Relegation to Erovnuli Liga 2
Source: Erovnuli Liga (in Georgian), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.[1]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of 2018 Georgian Cup, Torpedo Kutaisi, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Cup winner (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed to the next best-placed team (the fourth-placed team).
  2. ^ Kolkheti Poti were deducted 6 points.

Results[edit]

Each team will play the other nine teams home and away twice, for a total of 36 games each.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Gagra0–1Sioni Bolnisi
Report Isiani Goal 64'
Sioni Bolnisi3-0Gagra
Isiani Goal 28'
Khmaladze Goal 51'
Kirkitadze Goal 73'
Report

Both teams remained in their leagues respectively.


Samtredia2–2WIT Georgia
Pantsulaia Goal 22' (90+2) Report Maisuradze Goal 58'
Getiashvili Goal 69'
WIT Georgia4-0Samtredia
Ghirdaladze Goal 5'
Maisuradze Goal 13'
Sajaia Goal 61'
Vazagashvili Goal 63'
Report
Attendance: 500

WIT Georgia are promoted to 2019 Erovnuli Liga.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of match played 8 December 2018
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Georgia (country) Giorgi Gabedava Chikhura Sachkhere 22
Georgia (country) Budu Zivzivadze Dinamo Tbilisi
3 Ukraine Mykola Kovtalyuk Dila Gori 21
4 Brazil Leandro Dila Gori 14
Georgia (country) Tornike Kapanadze Torpedo Kutaisi
6 Georgia (country) Mamia Gavashelishvili Locomotive Tbilisi 11
Brazil Vagner Goncalves FC Saburtalo
Georgia (country) Otar Kiteishvili Dinamo Tbilisi
9 Georgia (country) Giorgi Kokhreidze FC Saburtalo 8
Georgia (country) Levan Kutalia Torpedo Kutaisi
Georgia (country) Akaki Shulaia Dinamo Tbilisi

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Georgia (country) Giorgi Gabedava Chikhura Sachkhere Kolkheti Poti 6-1 3 March 2018 [2]
Brazil Leandro Ribeiro Dila Gori Saburtalo Tbilisi 4-1 20 May 2018 [3]
Georgia (country) Irakli Lekvtadze Chikhura Sachkhere Sioni Bolnisi 4-0 5 July 2018 [4]
Georgia (country) Dato Kirkitadze Sioni Bolnisi FC Samtredia 4-0 10 August 2018 [5]
Georgia (country) Budu Zivzivadze Dinamo Tbilisi Locomotive Tbilisi 4-2 12 August 2018 [6]
Georgia (country) Tornike Kapanadze Torpedo Kutaisi FC Samtredia 8-0 11 November 2018 [7]
Georgia (country) Giorgi Gabedava Chikhura Sachkhere Dinamo Tbilisi 4-1 11 November 2018 [8]
Georgia (country) Budu Zivzivadze4 Dinamo Tbilisi Sioni Bolnisi 5-2 30 November 2018 [9]
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals
  • 5 Player scored 5 goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erovnuli Liga 2018 - Season rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ "CHIKHURA 6 - 1 KOLKHETI POTI". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Dila vs. Saburtalo 4 - 1". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Chikhura vs. Sioni 4 - 0". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Samtredia vs. Sioni 0 - 4". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Lokomotivi Tbilisi vs. Dinamo Tbilisi 2 - 4". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Samtredia vs. Torpedo Kutaisi 0 - 8". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Dinamo Tbilisi vs. Chikhura 1 - 4". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Dinamo Tbilisi vs. Sioni 5 - 2". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.

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