Akaki Gogia

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Akaki Gogia
Akaki Gogia 2013 1.jpg
Gogia while with FC St. Pauli in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Akaki Gogia[1]
Date of birth (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Rustavi, Georgia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Dresden
(on loan from Brentford)
Number 2
Youth career
2001 FSV 67 Halle
2001–2004 Hannover 96
2004–2011 VfL Wolfsburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 VfL Wolfsburg II 9 (0)
2011–2013 VfL Wolfsburg 0 (0)
2011–2012 FC Augsburg (loan) 12 (0)
2012–2013 FC St. Pauli (loan) 23 (1)
2013 FC St. Pauli II (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2015 Hallescher FC 71 (19)
2015– Brentford 13 (0)
2016– Dynamo Dresden (loan) 16 (7)
National team
2010 Germany U18 4 (0)
2010–2011 Germany U19 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:38, 10 April 2017 (UTC).

Akaki Gogia (Georgian: აკაკი გოგია; born 18 January 1992) is a German professional footballer of Georgian descent who plays as a midfielder for Dynamo Dresden, on loan from Brentford. He began his career in Germany with VfL Wolfsburg, before signing for Hallescher FC in 2013.[2] He won international youth caps for Germany at U18 and U19 level. His nickname is "Andy".[3]

Club career[edit]

VfL Wolfsburg[edit]

A midfielder,[3] Gogia began his career in Germany as a junior with FSV 67 Halle and Hannover 96,[4][5] before transferring to VfL Wolfsburg in 2004.[6] He came through the youth ranks and made his reserve team debut in February 2010, going on to make 9 appearances.[7] He scored prolifically for Wolfsburg's U17 and U19 teams,[8] netting 44 goals in 86 games and helping the side to the U19 Bundesliga championship in the 201011 season, scoring in the final versus 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[9]

Along with three other reserve players, Gogia was promoted to the first team squad in December 2010 by general manager Dieter Hoeness and coach Steve McClaren,[10] who dropped Karim Ziani and Caiuby to the reserves.[11] After being included in the party for a winter training camp in Marbella,[10] Gogia was called into the senior squad for the first time for a Bundesliga match versus Bayern Munich on 15 January 2011.[12] He remained an unused substitute for the 11 draw and was called up twice more during the 201011 season.[13] He failed to win any further first team call ups and departed the club in July 2013.[14]

FC Augsburg (loan)[edit]

On 11 May 2012, it was announced that Gogia had joined Bundesliga side FC Augsburg on loan for the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons.[15] He made the first professional appearance of his career when he came on as a substitute for Marcel Ndjeng in a 21 DFB-Pokal first round win over Rot-Weiß Oberhausen on 30 July 2011.[16] He made 14 appearances during his spell,[17] which was cut short by torn ligaments in his left knee.[18] Gogia returned to Wolfsburg at the end of the 2011–12 season.[19]

FC St. Pauli (loan)[edit]

In July 2012, Gogia signed on loan with 2. Bundesliga side FC St. Pauli on a season-long loan.[20] He scored the first senior goal of his career in a 32 win over SSV Jahn Regensburg on 8 March 2013.[21] He made 24 appearances and scored once before returning to Wolfsburg at the end of the 2012–13 season.[7]

Hallescher FC[edit]

After failed trials with SC Paderborn 07 and Heracles Almelo,[22][23] Gogia dropped down the 3. Liga to sign for hometown club Hallescher FC in July 2013 on a two-year deal.[24] He made 80 appearances and scored 26 goals during his two seasons with the club.[7][25][26] He finished their 2014–15 Saxony-Anhalt Cup campaign as joint-top scorer and netted in a 6–0 rout of neighbours VfL Halle 1896 in the final.[26]

Brentford[edit]

On 16 May 2015, it was announced that Gogia had signed a "long term" contract with English Championship club Brentford on a free transfer.[27] He made his debut with a start on the opening day of the 2015–16 season, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–2 draw with Ipswich Town.[28] He missed almost all of September with a thigh injury and after a change of manager and system in early October,[29][30] Gogia dropped out of the starting lineup and out of the squad altogether by December, save for two substitute appearances in January 2016.[31] A further injury in March 2016 kept him on the sidelines,[32] but he returned to make four substitute appearances in April and finished the season with 14 appearances.[31] After finding himself far down the midfield pecking order at the end of the 2016–17 pre-season, Gogia left Griffin Park on a season-long loan on 8 August 2016.[33]

Dynamo Dresden (loan)[edit]

On 8 August 2016, Gogia joined 2. Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden on loan for the duration of the 2016–17 season,[33] with an option to buy.[34] 12 days later, he made his debut as a late substitute for Stefan Kutschke in a 2–2 DFB-Pokal first round draw with neighbours RB Leipzig and scored in the deciding shootout,[7] which Dynamo won.[35] He broke into the starting lineup and scored 7 goals in 17 appearances before suffering an ankle ligament injury during a league match versus 1. FC Nürnberg on 29 January 2017.[7][36] Gogia returned to action on 10 April, when he came on as a substitute for Aias Aosman after 73 minutes of a 1–0 defeat to Eintracht Braunschweig.[7]

International career[edit]

Gogia won seven caps for Germany at U18 and U19 level,[37][38] scoring once in a 21 friendly defeat to Belgium on 25 March 2011.[39] In May 2015 it was reported that Georgia had contacted Gogia about a call up.[40]

Personal life[edit]

Gogia was born in Rustavi, Georgia and moved to Halle, Germany with his parents at the age of 9 in 2001.[5][40] His parents later moved to Hanover and then Augsburg, which influenced his moves to Hannover 96 and FC Augsburg.[41]

Honours[edit]

Hallescher FC

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 April 2017.
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VfL Wolfsburg II 2009–10[7] Regionalliga Nord 4 0 4 0
2010–11[7] 5 0 5 0
Total 9 0 9 0
VfL Wolfsburg 2010–11[7] Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC Augsburg (loan) 2011–12[7] Bundesliga 12 0 2 0 14 0
FC St. Pauli (loan) 2012–13[7] 2. Bundesliga 23 1 1 0 24 1
FC St. Pauli II (loan) 2012–13[7] Regionalliga Nord 1 0 1 0
Hallescher FC 2013–14[7] 3. Liga 36 8 4[a] 1 40 9
2014–15[7] 35 11 5[a] 6 40 17
Total 71 19 9 7 80 26
Brentford 2015–16[28] Championship 13 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
2016–17[43] 0 0 0 0
Total 13 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Dynamo Dresden (loan) 2016–17[7] 2. Bundesliga 16 7 2 0 18 7
Career totals 145 27 5 0 1 0 9 7 161 34
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Saxony-Anhalt Cup.

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