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Dinamo Tbilisi
FC Dinamo Tbilisi logo.png
Full name Football Club Dinamo Tbilisi
Nickname(s) Blue-White
Founded 1925; 92 years ago (1925)
Ground Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena[1]Tbilisi, Georgia
Ground Capacity 54,549
President Georgia (country) Roman Pipia
Manager Kakhaber Kacharava
League Umaglesi Liga
2015-16 1st

FC Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgian: დინამო თბილისი) is a Georgian professional football team, based in the capital Tbilisi.

Dinamo Tbilisi was one of the most prominent clubs in Soviet football and a major contender in the Soviet Top League almost immediately after it was established in 1936. The club was then part of one of the leading sport societies in Soviet Union, the All-Union Dynamo sports society which had several other divisions beside football and was sponsored by the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs. Its main claim to European fame was winning the Cup Winners' Cup in 1981, beating FC Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2–1 in the final in Düsseldorf. Throughout its history, FC Dinamo Tbilisi produced many famous Soviet players: Boris Paichadze, Avtandil Gogoberidze, Shota Iamanidze, Mikheil Meskhi, Slava Metreveli, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Manuchar Machaidze, David Kipiani, Vladimir Gutsaev, Aleksandre Chivadze, Vitaly Daraselia, Ramaz Shengelia, Tengiz Sulakvelidze. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, it would later produce some of the finest Georgian players such as Temur Ketsbaia, Shota Arveladze, Giorgi Kinkladze, Kakha Kaladze, Levan Kobiashvili.

Dinamo Tbilisi was one of a handful of teams in the Soviet Top League (along with Dynamo Kyiv and Dynamo Moscow) that were never relegated. Their most famous coach was Nodar Akhalkatsi, who led the team to the Soviet title in 1978, two Soviet cups (1976 and 1979), and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1981. He was also one of three co-coaches of the Soviet Union national football team during the FIFA World Cup in 1982. FC Dinamo Tbilisi are also 16–time Georgian league champions and 13–time Georgian Cup holders (the current records).

History[edit]

The Beginning: 1920s[edit]

The history of FC Dinamo Tbilisi began in autumn 1925 when the Dinamo sports society set out to form a football club, at a time when football was gradually becoming one of the most popular sports in the world.

In 1927, FC Dinamo Tbilisi established a Junior club, "Norchi Dinamoeli" (young Dinamo). The Juniors club provided senior with many young skillful players, including the first goalkeeper who played for Dinamo in the USSR championship, the first captain Shota Savgulidze, defender Mikhail Minaev, forward Vladimer Berdzenishvili and other famous players.

In the early years in Georgia no official championship existed, so the teams played friendly games against each other. The first match was played with Azerbaijan team Dinamo Baku on 26 January 1926, with the more experienced Azerbaijan squad winning 1–0. The Dinamo team starred: D.Tsomaia, A.Pochkhua, M.Blackman, I.Foidorov, N.Anakin, A.Gonel, A.Pivovarov, O.Goldobin, A.Galperin, S.Maslenikov, V.Tsomaia.

Three days later, Dinamo played another Azerbaijan team, "Progress" and easily beat them 3–0.

Despite their success in the middle years of the 1930s, the football federation of the Soviet Union placed FC Dinamo Tbilisi in the first league instead of the Top League. Dinamo continued to show good form against the top teams, winning 9–5 in Tbilisi against probably the best team in the USSR championship, Dynamo Moscow. They later beat Dinamo Leningrad 3–2, winning 5 matches out of 6 plus a draw against Stalinec Moscow. This was enough for Dinamo to qualify for the top League.

World War II: 1930s and 1940s[edit]

The second championship started in autumn 1936. Altogether Dinamo played 1424 matches in the Soviet Union Championship. The first match was against Dynamo Kyiv, finishing 2–2, with goals by Nikolas Somov and Boris Paichadze. The team sheet was: A.Dorokhov, S.Shavgulidze (E.Nikolaishvili), B.Berdzenishvili, N.Anakin, V.Jorbenadze, G.Gagua, I.Panin, M.Berdzenishvili, B.Paichadze, M.Aslamazov and N.Somov.

The first victory in the USSR championship was in the match against Spartak Moscow on 25 September with Mikheil Berdzenishvili scoring the winning goal. Dinamo finished the season in 3rd place. They challenged for the title, but this faded after the 2–3 loss against Krasnaia Zaria Leningrad. Dinamo also played an unforgettable match in Moscow against Spartak Moscow in the Soviet Cup quarter-final, when Dinamo beat them 6–3. They reached the first edition of Soviet Cup final, but lost 0–2 to Lokomotiv Moscow. Their first international match was against the Spanish team Baskonia in 1937, which Dinamo lost 0–2.

In the 1930s and 1940s, Dinamo was one of the top Soviet football teams, even though they did not win a title. They were often referred to as the "crownless champions" with the team including: S.Shavgulidze, A.Dorokhov, S.Shudra, B.Frolov, M.Berdzenishvili, A.Kiknadze, V.Panjukov, V.Berezhnoi, G.Gagua, V.Jorbenadze, G.Jejelava.

1950s[edit]

In the 1950s, the team was led by Avtandil Gogoberidze who spent 14 years with Dinamo. He still holds the record for games played and goals scored for Dinamo, with 341 matches and 127 goals. In the same period, the following players starred for Dinamo: G.Antadze, Vladimer Marghania, N.Dziapshipa, M.Minaev, A.Zazroev, V.Eloshvili, Avtandil Chkuaseli.

A prominent place in Dinamo history belongs to Andro Jordania, a coach who is considered as one most important figures in the club's history. His period in charge was seen as "the Renaissance" of Dinamo's traditions, which laid the ground for the major successes connected with his name. The club's Digomi practice ground is named after his name.

First Soviet successes: 1960s[edit]

The first major success came in 1964 Soviet Top League when Dinamo won the Soviet Top League, with the team unbeaten in the last 15 matches. At the end, Dinamo was tied with Torpedo Moscow so the teams played an additional match in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which Dinamo won 4–1. Georgian supporters celebrated the victory by naming their team "Golden Guys".

A popular French magazine France Football wrote: " Dinamo has great players. Their technique, skills and playing intellect enables us to name them the best Eastern representatives of 'South American Football Traditions', if Dinamo were able to participate in the UEFA European Cup, we are certain, they would bring the hegemony of Spanish-Italian teams to an end." However, no Soviet team appeared in the European Cup at that time.

The line-up of winning team in 1964 was: Sergo Kotrikadze, Giorgi Sichinava, Guram Petriashvili, Jemal Zeinklishvili, Guram Tskhovrebov, Vladimer Rekhviashvili, Shota Iamanidze, Slava Metreveli, Vladimer Barkaia, Mikheil Meskhi, Ilia Datunashvili, Alexander Apshiev. Coach: Gavriil Kachalin.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the quality of the Dinamo team was further enhanced by several skillful players: Mikheil Meskhi, Slava Metreveli, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Kakhi Asatiani, Gocha Gavasheli, Guram Petriashvili, Piruz Kanteladze and the brothers Nodia.

European years: 1970s[edit]

Dinamo's first appearance in Europe was in 1972 against Dutch team Twente in the UEFA Cup. Dinamo won the game 3–2,[2] with two goals scored by Givi Nodia and one by David Kipiani. The following players appeared on the field in this historic match: David Gogia, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Vakhtang Chelidze, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Shota Khinchagashvili, Guram Petriashvili, Manuchar Machaidze, Kakhi Asatiani, Vladimir Gutsaev, Levan Nodia, Givi Nodia, David Kipiani. In the second match Twente won the game 2–0 and progressed to the next round.

In 1973 Dinamo won their first International tournament. After beating Atlético Madrid and Benfica, the club won the Columbus's Caravela Trophy.[3]

In 1976 Nodar Akhalkatsi was appointed as Dinamo's head coach. It was under his leadership that Dinamo achieved greatest success. The club was referred as the "Great Team" between 1976–82, characterised by a mobile, fast and technical style of play.[4]

In this period Dinamo won the Soviet Cup for the first time in their history, convincingly defeating Armenian side Ararat Yerevan 3–0 in the final, with goals scored by David Kipiani, Piruz Kanteladze and Revaz Chelebadze. In 1978 the club won the Soviet Top League for a second time. Next year Dinamo won Soviet Cup again by defeating Russian side Dynamo Moscow in the final. In 1979 the club played its first match in the UEFA European Cup tournament. In the first round Dinamo knocked out English side Liverpool, at the time one of the strongest teams in European football. After losing the first match at Anfield 1–2,[5] Dinamo comfortably beat the opponent 3–0[6] in Tbilisi and advanced to the next round, where they were eliminated by German champions Hamburg. In the 1970s Dinamo also eliminated famous Italian sides Inter Milan and Napoli in European competitions.

Last Soviet Days: 1980s[edit]

The highlight of Dinamo's history was winning 1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup, including knocking out clubs like West Ham United (4–1,0–1) Feynoord Rotterdam (3–0,0–2) and beating East German side Carl Zeiss Jena 2–1 in the final on May 13, 1981. Vitaly Daraselia and Vladimir Gutsaev scored goals in the final.

Dinamo Tbilisi, winner of 1981 European Cup Winners' Cup on stamp of Georgia, 2002

Helmut Schön, 1974 FIFA World Cup winning coach said: "It is to be said directly, Dinamo deserved the victory. This team has top quality performers."

Next year in 1982 as reigning champions Dinamo advanced to the semi-finals in Cup Winners` Cup tournament, where they were eliminated by belgian side Standard Liège. In the 1980s numerous skillful players appeared in the team, but for various reasons they were not able to do their best: Grigol Tsaava, Mikheil Meskhi (Junior), Otar Korghalidze, Gia Guruli, Mamuka Pantsulaia, Merab Jordania, Levan Baratashvili and many other talented players.

From 1983 a crisis began. It was hard for the club to qualify from the first rounds of the Soviet Cup. They also performed poorly in the championship. From 1983 to 1989 the team appeared only once in the UEFA tournaments.

Dinamo Tbilisi played its last game in the Soviet Top League on 27 October 1989 against Dynamo Kyiv. Dinamo played its first and last official matches in Soviet championship with Dynamo Kyiv, with both matches ending 2–2.

1990s[edit]

In 1990 the Georgian Football Federation refused to participate in the Soviet Union championship. That meant that no Georgian Football Clubs would appear in Soviet tournaments. From that moment the more recent history of FC Dinamo Tbilisi began.

During this time, as a means of distancing from the soviet past, the club was renamed to Iberia Tbilisi. This move was largely opposed by the supporters and by 1992 the club returned to its initial name.

The club played its first match in the Georgian National championship against Kolkheti Poti on March 30, 1990. Dinamo lost the historic match, 0–1. Ultimately the club recovered from this setback and won the first Georgian National championship. The club also won the next 9 championships.

In 1992 came Dinamo's first double: the team won league and Georgian Cup beating Tskhumi Sokhumi in the final. In 1993 Dinamo played its first international official match representing independent Georgia. Dinamo won the home match against Linfield 2–1, with goals from Shota Arveladze and Gela Inalishvili. The second leg in Belfast ended 1–1. However the club was disqualified for attempting to bribe the referee in the first leg.

Despite continued success in national cups and championships, the club had no success in European club tournaments.

In 1996 Dinamo passed 3 rounds in the UEFA Cup. They beat CS Grevenmacher 4–0, 2–2, Molde FK 2–1, 0–0 and Torpedo Moscow 1–0, 1–1. In the next round the club was unable to overcome Portuguese side Boavista and left the tournament.

Dinamo came very close to advance in 1998–99 UEFA Champions League group stages, but were eliminated by Athletic Bilbao on away goals rule 2–1, 0–1. The migration of key players to European clubs caused negative results. It became harder and harder for the club to win the Georgian Championship or Georgian Cup.

2000s[edit]

In the early 2000s, famous Georgian businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili purchased FC Dinamo Tbilisi. In 2003 the club won the Georgian Championship and Georgian Cup.

In 2004 Dinamo under the leadership of Croatian coach Ivo Šušak, won the CIS Cup in Moscow, beating Latvian side Skonto 3–1 in the final. Same year, Dinamo successfully made it through the UEFA Cup qualifying rounds, after defeating BATE Borisov (1–0; 3–2), Slavia Prague (2–0; 1–3) and Wisła Kraków (2–1, 3–4) and qualified for the group stage, where their opponents were Newcastle United, Sporting CP, Sochaux and Panionios. Dinamo lost all four games and finished bottom in the group.

In the following season Dinamo were again Georgian champions and they won the Georgian championship again in 2008, when the head coach of Dinamo was Czech Dušan Uhrin.

In 2009 the club beat Olimpi Rustavi and won the Georgian Cup.

2010s[edit]

In January 2011, FC Dinamo Tbilisi was purchased by Georgian businessman Roman Pipia. That year, the club successfully played in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds, but they were not able to overcome AEK Athens in the play-off round.

After a bad performance in the Georgian championship of 2011–12, Dinamo could not qualify for any UEFA competitions for the first time. The new owner immediately started the modernization of the club[7] starting with the reconstruction of the Digomi training ground. The Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena was reconstructed as well. The pitch surface was changed with a new specially adapted surface for the local climate. Renovated Youths Football Academy also began its functioning.

The club were beaten 5–0[8] by Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League play-off round in 1st leg and again 3–0[9] the following week at White Hart Lane, thus crashing out 8–0 on aggregate.

After that in national competitions Dinamo won the double in 2013, 2014 and 2016 seasons.

Honours[edit]

Dinamo Tbilisi is by far the most successful football club in Georgia having won championship 16 and cup 13 times. Dinamo also was one of the major football clubs in Soviet football, that has never been relegated from the top league and alongside Ukrainian Dynamo Kyiv was the only club in Soviet era to win European competition.[10]

European Competitions[edit]

Domestic Competitions[edit]

Georgian competitions[edit]

Soviet Competitions[edit]

Other International Competitions[edit]

Individual player awards[edit]

Soviet Footballer of the Year

Georgian Footballer of the Year

European Championship winners

Three players have won the 1960 European Championship whilst at Dinamo Tbilisi

Olympic gold medalists

One player has won the Seoul 1988 Olympic gold medal whilst in Dinamo Tbilisi

Stadium[edit]

Construction of the Dinamo stadium started in autumn 1929 although the project was soon suspended. The construction was renewed in 1933 (chief architect – Archil Kurdiani). Finally it finished on October 12, 1935 and envisaged 23 000 spectators.[11]

In 1960–1962 the stadium was reconstructed and the number of spectators increased to 36 000. After reconstruction the stadium was officially opened on July 27, 1962. Dinamo Tbilisi hosted FC Dynamo Leningrad in Soviet championship and defeated it with minimal score 1–0.

The demand for a new and bigger stadium had increased due to the successful performance of Dinamo Tbilisi. This was the Communist time, when every problem had to be solved by the USSR supreme government body. The leader and the first secretary of Georgian Communist Party Eduard Shevardnadze was able to persuade Official Moscow, that Georgia needed bigger and better stadium for home matches. By the time stadium was built, it took the third place with its capacity in Soviet Union. It could fit 78,000 supporters and fulfill every standards and requirements of Soviet Football Federation as well as UEFA.

The first official match played after stadium was built occurred on 29 September 1976. This was UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1/16 final match between Dinamo Tbilisi and Cardiff City. Dinamo won the opening game 3–0.

The next reconstruction of the stadium was held in 2006 (architects-Gia Kurdiani and Archil Kurdiani Junior) and number of spectators was changed to 54,549. The stadium was opened with European championship qualifying match. On September 6, 2006 Georgian national team hosted French national team and was defeated with the score 3–0. In 2012 the turf of Dinamo Arena was changed. Energy and irrigation systems were also fully rehabilitated. The new lighting was made that satisfied demands of high standards. VIP box has fully changed and fixed according to UEFA standards.

Even though stadium's maximum capacity was 78,000, Georgian football fans can remember matches with more accommodation. For instance, in 1979 Dinamo was hosting one of the best British teams – Liverpool. The first match was played in England at Anfield, that Liverpool won 2–1. Stadium was attended by 110,000 people and their support played important role in winning. Dinamo beat Liverpool 3–0 and qualified in the next round. In Soviet Union Dinamo stadium is record keeper of the average attendance of 45,000.

The record attendance was repeated in 1995 for Georgia vs Germany. The football clubs Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Kyiv often played their autumn international matches on this stadium.

Hundreds of Georgian, European and even South American stars played in Dinamo stadium. In 1985 the stadium hosted the qualifying stage of the Juniors World Cup. Cláudio Taffarel and Muller played for the Brazilian national team.

In 1995 the stadium was renamed Boris Paichadze National Stadium after a major Georgian international footballer. It is home to the Georgia national football team. Holding lit torches, 80,000 fans came in 1981 to congratulate the team on their European Cup Winners Cup triumph.

The stadium hosted 2015 UEFA Super Cup match between Barcelona and Sevilla, that Barcelona won 5–4 in extra time.

Football kits and sponsors[edit]

Years Football kit Shirt sponsor
2001–2005 2K Borjomi
2005–2009 Jako Beko
2009–2011 Saller VTB
2011–2012 Adidas PrivatBank
2012–2013 Nike PrivatBank
2013–2014 Nike
2014– Adidas[citation needed]

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 January 2017 [12]

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

No. Position Player
1 Ukraine GK Serhiy Litovchenko
3 Georgia (country) DF Lasha Totadze
4 Georgia (country) DF Luka Lochoshvili
5 Georgia (country) DF Gia Chaduneli
6 Georgia (country) MF Bakar Kardava
7 Georgia (country) MF Saba Tavadze
8 Georgia (country) FW Bachana Arabuli
10 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Papunashvili
11 Georgia (country) MF Saba Lobzhanidze
13 Georgia (country) MF Otar Kiteishvili
No. Position Player
14 Georgia (country) FW Otar Kvernadze
16 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Tevzadze
17 Georgia (country) FW Beka Mikeltadze
21 Georgia (country) GK Giorgi Begashvili
22 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Chakvetadze
23 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Zaria
24 Georgia (country) DF Davit Kobouri
26 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Gvelesiani
32 Georgia (country) MF Nika Nunua
35 Georgia (country) DF Lasha Salukvadze
80 Georgia (country) MF Aleksandre Gamtsemlidze

Other Dinamo Tbilisi players with first-team appearances[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Georgia (country) GK Giorgi Kulua
Georgia (country) DF Andro Nemsadze
Georgia (country) DF Luka Qapianidze
No. Position Player
Georgia (country) MF Luka Pochkhua
Russia MF Soslanbeg Dzagoev
Georgia (country) FW Enver Liluashvili

Eurocups record[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Opponent Home Away
1972–73 UEFA Cup R1 Netherlands FC Twente 3–2 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1973–74 UEFA Cup R1 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia 4–1 0–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OFK Beograd 3–0 5–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R3 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1976–77 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1 Wales Cardiff City 3–0 0–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Hungary MTK Budapest 1–4 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1977–78 UEFA Cup R1 Italy Inter Milan 0–0 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Denmark KB 2–1 4–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R3 Switzerland Grasshoppers 1–0 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1978–79 UEFA Cup R1 Italy Napoli 2–0 1–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Germany Hertha BSC 1–0 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1979–80 European Cup R1 England Liverpool 3–0 1–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Germany Hamburg 2–3 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1980–81 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1 Greece Kastoria 2–0 0–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Republic of Ireland Waterford 4–0 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
QF England West Ham United 0–1 4–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
SF Netherlands Feyenoord 3–0 0–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Final East Germany FC Carl Zeiss Jena 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
1981–82 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup R1 Austria Grazer AK 2–0 2–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 France Bastia 3–1 1–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QF Poland Legia Warsaw 1–0 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
SF Belgium Standard Liège 0–1 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1982–83 UEFA Cup R1 Italy Napoli 2–1 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1987–88 UEFA Cup R1 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 3–0 1–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Romania Victoria București 0–0 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R3 Germany Werder Bremen 1–1 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1993–94 UEFA Champions League Preliminary round Northern Ireland Linfield 2–1[13] 1–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1994–95 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Romania Universitatea Craiova 2–0 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R1 Austria FC Tirol Innsbruck 1–0 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1995–96 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Bulgaria Botev Plovdiv 0–1 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1996–97 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Luxembourg Grevenmacher 4–0 2–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR Norway Molde 2–1 0–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R1 Russia Torpedo Moscow 1–1 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Portugal Boavista 1–0 0–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1997–98 UEFA Champions League QR1 Northern Ireland Crusaders 5–1 3–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 1–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
1997–98 UEFA Cup R1 Belarus MPKC Mozyr 1–0 1–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Portugal SC Braga 0–1 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1998–99 UEFA Champions League QR1 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër 3–0[14] 1–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1998–99 UEFA Cup R1 Netherlands Willem II 0–3 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1999–00 UEFA Champions League QR2 Moldova Zimbru Chișinău 2–1 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Belgium Standard Liège 2–2 1–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Belarus BATE Borisov 2–1 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Estonia TVMK Tallinn 4–1 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R1 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec 0–1 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003–04 UEFA Champions League QR1 Albania KF Tirana 3–0 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2004–05 UEFA Cup QR1 Belarus BATE Borisov 1–0 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–0 1–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
R1 Poland Wisła Kraków 2–1 3–4 Symbol keep vote.svg
Group D France Sochaux 0–2
Group D England Newcastle United 0–2
Group D Portugal Sporting CP 0–4
Group D Greece Panionios 2–5
2005–06 UEFA Champions League QR1 Estonia Levadia Tallinn 2–0 0–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Denmark Brøndby 0–2 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Armenia Kilikia 3–0 5–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Austria Ried 0–1 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2007–08 UEFA Cup QR1 Liechtenstein Vaduz 2–0 0–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Austria Rapid Wien 0–3 0–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2008–09 UEFA Champions League QR1 Faroe Islands NSÍ Runavík 3–0 0–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Greece Panathinaikos 0–0 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009–10 UEFA Europa League QR2 Latvia FK Liepājas Metalurgs 3–1 1–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR3 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 2–0 2–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2010–11 UEFA Europa League QR1 Estonia Flora Tallinn 2–1 0–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Sweden Gefle IF 2–1 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR3 Austria Sturm Graz 1–1 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2011–12 UEFA Europa League QR1 Moldova FC Milsami 2–0 3–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR2 Wales Llanelli 5–0 1–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR3 Iceland KR 2–0 4–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Play-off Greece AEK Athens 1–1 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Champions League QR2 Faroe Islands EB/Streymur 6–1 3–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR3 Romania Steaua București 0–2 1–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off England Tottenham Hotspur 0–5 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2014–15 UEFA Champions League QR2 Kazakhstan Aktobe 0–1 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 UEFA Europa League QR1 Azerbaijan Gabala 2–1 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Champions League QR2 Armenia Alashkert FC 2–0 1–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
QR3 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0–1 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Play-off Greece PAOK FC 0–3 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg

European record[edit]

As of 25 August 2016

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 36 14 4 18 50 52
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 21 11 3 7 30 17
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 90 40 13 37 118 138
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 2 2 2 12 8
Total 153 67 22 64 210 215

UEFA club rankings[edit]

As of 25 August 2016[15]
Rank Team Coefficient
235 Sweden Häcken 5.975
236 Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar Sarajevo 5.925
237 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 5.875
237 Croatia Lokomotiva 5.775
238 Croatia Slaven 5.775

Seasons[edit]

Key

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted

Soviet Union Soviet Union[edit]

Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Soviet Cup Super Cup Federation Cup UEFA
FIFA
Name Goals
League Top goalscorer[16]
1936 SFL 6 5 1 0 19 4 17 1st Paichadze 6
1936 STL 7 3 3 1 14 9 16 3rd Runners-up Berdzenishvili 6
1937 STL 16 7 4 5 30 24 34 4th Runners-up Paichadze 8
1938 STL 25 11 9 5 53 38 31 6th SF Paichadze 14
1939 STL 26 14 5 7 60 41 33 2nd SF Paichadze 19
1940 STL 24 15 4 5 56 30 34 2nd n/a Jejelava
Berezhnoy
13
1941 STL 9 5 3 1 21 11 13 [17] n/a Paichadze 7
No championship in 1942–1944
1944 R16
1945 STL 22 9 8 5 37 22 26 4th QF Antadze 9
1946 STL 22 15 3 4 47 26 33 3rd Runners-up Paichadze 15
1947 STL 24 14 5 5 57 30 33 3rd QF Jejelava
Gogoberidze
11
1948 STL 26 13 7 6 54 35 33 4th SF Jejelava 11
1949 STL 34 15 10 9 62 45 40 6th QF Zazroyev 19
1950 STL 36 20 7 9 78 50 47 3th R16 Gogoberidze 25
1951 STL 28 15 6 7 59 36 36 2nd R32 Gogoberidze 16
1952 STL 13 5 6 2 19 12 16 4th R16 Chkuaseli 7
1953 STL 20 11 5 4 39 24 27 2nd QF Gogoberidze 14
1954 STL 24 9 5 10 38 47 23 8th R32 Gogoberidze 10
1955 STL 22 6 4 12 25 36 16 9th QF Gogoberidze 9
1956 STL 22 8 4 10 42 46 20 8th n/a Chkuaseli 11
1957 STL 22 8 5 9 27 33 21 7th QF Khasaia 7
1958 STL 22 8 3 11 34 55 19 9th R16 Iamanidze 11
1959 STL 22 12 3 7 48 33 27 3rd n/a Kaloev 16
1960 STL 10 5 2 3 18 12 12 8th Runners-up Kaloev 20
1961 STL 30 13 7 10 50 30 33 7th R16 Kaloev 14
1962 STL 22 10 8 4 29 20 28 3rd R16 Kaloev 12
1963 STL 38 17 13 8 56 42 47 5th R32 Barkaia 15
1964 STL 32 18 10 4 48 30 46 1st R16 Datunashvili 13
1965 STL 32 12 12 8 37 30 36 6th SF Barkaia ?
1966 STL 36 13 14 9 47 34 40 7th R32 Datunashvili 20
1967 STL 36 16 13 7 53 33 45 3rd R16 Nodia 13
1968 STL 38 16 13 9 53 29 45 7th R16 Gavasheli 22
1969 STL 26 12 11 3 34 17 35 3rd R32 Nodia 10
1970 STL 32 14 8 10 43 30 36 4th Runners-up Nodia 17
1971 STL 30 14 8 8 33 33 36 3rd QF Nodia 7
1972 STL 30 12 11 7 41 34 35 3rd QF UEFA Cup – R1 Nodia 8
1973 STL 30 13 5/2 10 42 33 31 5th R16 UEFA Cup – R3 Nodia 11
1974 STL 30 8 14 8 29 34 30 9th SF Machaidze 7
1975 STL 30 11 9 10 32 32 31 8th SF Kipiani 12
1976 STL 15 7 4 4 18 10 18 3rd Kipiani 6
1976 15 6 5 4 16 12 17 3rd Winners Cup Winners' Cup – R2 Kipiani
Chelebadze
Tsereteli
3
1977 STL 30 13 13 4 43 26 39 2nd R32 UEFA Cup – R3 Kipiani 14
1978 STL 30 17 8 5 45 24 42 1st QF UEFA Cup – R2 Shengelia 15
1979 STL 34 19 12 3 54 27 46 4th Winners European Cup – R2 Chelebadze 9
1980 STL 34 16 7 11 51 32 39 4th Runners-up Shengelia 17
1981 STL 34 16 10 8 62 35 42 3rd R16 Cup Winners' CupWinner Shengelia 23
1982 STL 34 16 9 9 51 47 41 4th SF Cup Winners' Cup – SF Shengelia 16
1983 STL 34 9 9 16 41 48 27 16th R32 UEFA Cup – R1 Shengelia 11
1984 STL 34 14 8 12 36 41 36 7th R16 Shengelia 9
1985 STL 34 11 10 13 34 39 32 8th R32 Chivadze 7
1986 STL 30 12 9 9 36 36 33 5th R16 GS Chelebadze 10
1987 STL 30 9 7 14 31 40 25 13th R16 QF UEFA Cup – R3 Shengelia 9
1988 STL 30 9 5 16 28 37 23 14th QF GS Guruli 9
1989 STL 30 6 13 11 27 32 25 11th SF GS Kacharava 9
1990 [18] R16 [19]

Georgia (country) Georgia[edit]

Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Georgian Cup [20] Super Cup UEFA
FIFA
Name Goals
League Top goalscorer[21]
1990 UML 34 24 6 4 91 23 78 1st SF Guruli 23
1991 UML 19 14 5 0 45 9 47 1st n/a[22] Kavelashvili 12
1991–92 UML 38 27 6 5 115 41 87 1st Winners Kacharava 26
1992–93 UML 32 25 2 5 92 35 77 1st Winners Arveladze 18
1993–94 UML 38 31 1 6 130 45 94 1st Winners Champions League – QR1 Kavelashvili
Iashvili
19
1994–95 UML 30 25 3 2 125 33 78 1st Winners UEFA Cup – R1 Iashvili 24
1995–96 UML 30 25 4 1 109 16 79 1st Winners Winners UEFA Cup – QR1 Iashvili 26
1996–97 UML 30 26 3 1 101 23 81 1st Winners Winners UEFA Cup – R2 Demetradze 26
1997–98 UML 30 24 4 2 86 15 71 1st Runners-up Runners-up Champions League – QR2 UEFA Cup – R2 Khomeriki 23
1998–99 UML 30 24 5 1 91 17 77 1st R16 Winners Champions League – QR2 UEFA Cup – R1 Ashvetia 26
1999–00 UML 28 16 10 2 57 38 58 3rd SF Champions League – QR2 Ashvetia
Aleksidze
12
2000–01 UML 32 18 8 6 65 29 62 3rd QF Intertoto Cup – R1 Zirakishvili 21
2001–02 UML 32 19 6 7 101 20 63 3rd SF UEFA Cup – QR1 Bobokhidze 13
2002–03 UML 32 24 4 4 67 15 76 1st Winners UEFA Cup – R1 Daraselia Jr. 15
2003–04 UML 32 19 8 5 64 18 55 3rd Winners Champions League – QR1 Akhalaia 12
2004–05 UML 36 23 6 7 73 27 75 1st R16 Winners UEFA Cup – GS Melkadze 27
2005–06 UML 30 20 4 6 61 22 64 3rd QF Champions League – QR2 Dvali 21
2006–07 UML 26 20 2 4 57 19 62 2nd QF Intertoto Cup – R2 Iashvili 27
2007–08 UML 26 23 1 2 67 18 70 1st SF Winners UEFA Cup – QR2 Khutsishvili 16
2008–09 UML 30 19 6 5 70 21 63 2nd Winners Runners-up Champions League – QR2 Merebashvili
Spasojević
13
2009–10 UML 36 22 8 6 62 19 74 2nd Runners-up Europa League – QR3 Akieremy 11
2010–11 UML 36 21 9 6 55 22 72 2nd QF Europa League – QR3 Koshkadze
Khmaladze
8
2011–12 UML 50 24 13 13 91 59 85 4th R16 Europa League – Play-off Xisco 15
2012–13 UML 32 24 6 2 88 23 78 1st Winners Runners-up Xisco 24
2013–14 UML 32 21 5 6 67 23 68 1st Winners Winners Champions League – QR3 Europa League – Play-off Xisco 19
2014–15 UML 30 17 7 6 56 28 58 3rd Winners Winners Champions League – QR2 Papunashvili 14
2015–16 UML 30 25 1 4 74 29 76 1st Winners Europa League – QR1 Kvilitaia 24
2016 UML SF Champions League – QR3 Europa League – Play-off

Managers[edit]

All managers of FC Dinamo Tbilisi [23]

Notable past players[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Tottenham 3-0 Dinamo Tbilisi (8-0)". BBC Sport. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
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  12. ^ "Players". www.fcdinamo.ge. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  13. ^ Dinamo Tbilisi was disqualified for attempting to bribe the referee in the first leg.
  14. ^ Match finished 1–0 after normal time, but later awarded 3–0 by default.
  15. ^ Kassies, Bert. "UEFA Team Ranking 2017". kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  16. ^ "Top Scorers". www.fcdinamo.ge. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  17. ^ did not finish due to World War II
  18. ^ Georgian clubs quit the USSR Football Federation and joined the Georgian Football Federation - federation of native country.
  19. ^ Team withdrew during the competition
  20. ^ Georgian cup performances http://www.rsssf.com/tablesg/georcuphist.html
  21. ^ "Top Scorers". www.fcdinamo.ge. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  22. ^ due to changing the basis of the calendar from spring/autumn to autumn/spring, 1991 season the cup competition did not conducted
  23. ^ "Coaches". www.fcdinamo.ge. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

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Preceded by
Valencia CF
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Winner
1981
Runner up: FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Succeeded by
FC Barcelona