FC Zugdidi

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FC Zugdidi
FC Zugdidi Logo.png
Full name FC Zugdidi
Founded 1919; 98 years ago (1919)
Ground Central stadium (ka)
Ganarjiis Mukhuri, Georgia
Ground Capacity 2,000
Coach Vacant
League Umaglesi Liga
2014–15 Umaglesi Liga, 12th

FC Zugdidi is a Georgian football club based in Zugdidi.

History[edit]

  • 1918–??: Odishi Zugdidi (Georgian: ოდიში ზუგდიდი)
  • 1964–65: Engurhesi Zugdidi
  • 1965–73: Inguri Zugdidi
  • 1974–90: Dinamo Zugdidi
  • 1990–94: Odishi Zugdidi
  • 1994–95: Dinamo Zugdidi
  • 1995–96: Dinamo-Odishi Zugdidi
  • 1996–99: Odishi Zugdidi
  • 2000–01: Dinamo Zugdidi
  • 2001–03: Lazika Zugdidi
  • 2003: Spartak-Lazika Zugdidi
  • 2004: Dinamo Zugdidi
  • 2004–06: FC Zugdidi
  • 2006–09: Mglebi Zugdidi
  • 2009–12: Baia Zugdidi
  • 2012–: FC Zugdidi

The club was founded in 1918 as Odishi Zugdidi. In 1990, FC Odishi Zugdidi made his debut in the Umaglesi Liga. In the season 1998–99 finished 15th and was relegated to Pirveli Liga. Before the 2001–02 season the club changed its name to FC Lazika Zugdidi and in 2002–03 the club won promotion to Umaglesi Liga. Before the 2003–04 season FC Lazika Zugdidi merged with the club FC Spartaki Tbilisi played in Pirveli Liga. During the winter break, FC Spartak-Lazika Zugdidi apparently relocated to Tbilisi and renamed FC Spartaki Tbilisi. The fusion was disbanded and the club changed its name from FC Dinamo Zugdidi to FC Zugdidi.

In July 2006, FC Zugdidi and FC Mglebi Zugdidi merged. FC Mglebi Zugdidi played in Regionuli Liga. The club continued to perform in Pirveli League, but was called FC Mglebi Zugdidi. In the season 2006–07, won first place and returned to Umaglesi Liga. After the completion of the 2008–09 season came in seventh place, but for financial reasons has been resolved.

The FC Baia Zugdidi was founded in 2006. In 2009, FC Baia Zugdidi won promotion to the Umaglesi Liga.

FC Baia Zugdidi took the place of the predecessor. Before the 2012–13 season the club changed its name from FC Baia Zugdidi to FC Zugdidi.

Seasons[edit]

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA P Cup Europe Notes Manager
2005–06 Pirveli Liga 12 34 12 7 15 24 33 43 Round of 32 FC Zugdidi
2006–07 Pirveli Liga 1 34 24 4 6 58 24 76 Mglebi Zugdidi
2007–08 Umaglesi Liga 7 26 10 3 13 27 33 33 Round of 16 Mglebi Zugdidi
2008–09 Umaglesi Liga 7 30 10 6 14 36 41 36 Round of 32 Mglebi Zugdidi
2009–10 Umaglesi Liga 8 36 7 11 18 29 48 32 Quarter-finals Baia Zugdidi
2010–11 Umaglesi Liga 6 36 13 5 18 36 51 44 Round of 16 Baia Zugdidi
2011–12 Umaglesi Liga 7 28 5 7 16 25 49 22 Quarter-finals Baia Zugdidi
2012–13 Umaglesi Liga FC Zugdidi

as Baia Zugdidi

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA P Cup Europe Notes Manager
2008–09 Pirveli Liga 2 30 19 6 5 58 20 63 Round of 16 Promoted

Honours[edit]

Champion: 1964, 1973
Champion: 1973, 1984
Champion: 2003, 2007
Silver Medal winner: 2009


Current squad[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 Vakhtang Jomidava
Georgia (country) GK Tornike Zarkua
Georgia (country) DF Malkhaz Gagoshidze
Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Gavashelishvili
Georgia (country) DF Nika Narmania
Georgia (country) DF Goderdzi Machaidze
Georgia (country) MF Murtaz Changelia
Georgia (country) MF Nika Kiria
Georgia (country) MF Soso Malania
No. Position Player
Georgia (country) MF Akaki Parjikia
Georgia (country) MF Guram Samushia
Georgia (country) MF Gaga Tibilashvili
Georgia (country) MF Levan Tsurtsumia
Georgia (country) MF Valiko Tkemaladze
Georgia (country) MF Givi Ioseliani
Georgia (country) FW Tsotne Samushia
Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Bulia
Georgia (country) FW Irakli Kobalia

Managers[edit]

Women's team[edit]

The women's team participated in the 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round, where it lost all three matches.

External links[edit]