FC Chikhura Sachkhere

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Chikhura Sachkhere
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Full name Football Club Chikhura Sachkhere
Founded 1938; 78 years ago (1938)
Ground Central
Sachkhere, Georgia
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Nugzar Dekanoidze
Manager Samson "Soso" Pruidze
League Umaglesi Liga
2015–16 4th

Football Club Chikhura Sachkhere is a Georgian football club based in Sachkhere. They play in the Umaglesi Liga. The name Chikhura derives from the name of a river in Sachkhere. Their home is the 2,000-seat "Central stadium", where they have played since their establishment but for Europa League they play at 27,223-seat Mikheil Meskhi Stadium which is located 130 km. from their home in capital Tbilisi, the stadium also hosting 2015 UEFA Super Cup. In 2013 the club achieved the greatest success in its history when they played in the Georgian Cup final against Dinamo Tbilisi and lost 3–1 but qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round. This was the first season that Chikhura Sachkhere appeared in European Competition, their first opponent in 2013–14 UEFA Europa League was Liechtenstein's Cup Winners Vaduz.

Honours[edit]

  • Runners-up (2): 2013, 2014
  • Winners (1): 2013
  • Runners-up (1): 2014

Seasons[edit]

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA P Cup Europe Notes Manager
1993–94 Pirveli Liga West 13 26 3 2 21 16 70 11 Relegated
1995–96 Pirveli Liga West 19 38 10 3 25 62 124 33 Relegated
2001–02 Regionuli Liga West
2002–03 Regionuli Liga West Promoted
2003–04 Pirveli Liga 6 30 15 5 10 41 29 50 Round of 32
2004–05 Pirveli Liga 8 30 12 7 11 38 35 43 Round of 32
2005–06 Pirveli Liga 1 34 24 6 4 87 34 78 Round of 16 Promoted
2006–07 Umaglesi Liga 12 26 5 6 15 13 46 21 Quarter-finals Relegated
2007–08 Pirveli Liga East 5 27 12 7 8 40 37 43 Round of 32
2008–09 Pirveli Liga East 2 30 19 7 4 56 21 64 Round of 16
2009–10 Pirveli Liga 6 28 14 7 7 41 28 49 Quarter-finals
2010–11 Pirveli Liga 4 32 20 6 6 58 25 66 Round of 16 promotion play-off, lost
2011–12 Pirveli Liga 1 14 8 2 4 25 15 26 Round of 16 Promoted
2012–13 Umaglesi Liga 4 32 17 6 9 49 38 57 Runner-up Samson "Soso" Pruidze
2013–14 Umaglesi Liga 4 32 13 7 12 56 50 46 Runner-up UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round Samson "Soso" Pruidze
2014–15 Umaglesi Liga 5 30 13 7 10 39 36 46 Semi-finals UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round Samson "Soso" Pruidze
2015–16 Umaglesi Liga 4 30 17 6 7 53 26 57 Semi-finals UEFA Europa League 1rd qualifying round Samson "Soso" Pruidze

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of July 2016

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

No. Position Player
1 Georgia (country) GK Konstantin Sepiashvili
3 Georgia (country) DF Tornike Grigalashvili
7 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Ganugrava
8 Georgia (country) MF Saba Lobzhanidze
9 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Gabedava
10 Georgia (country) FW Mishiko Sardalishvili
11 Georgia (country) FW Tornike Mumladze
14 Georgia (country) MF Lasha Gvalia
15 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Koripadze
18 Georgia (country) FW Dimitri Tatanashvili
19 Georgia (country) DF Levan Kakubava
No. Position Player
21 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Ivanishvili
22 Georgia (country) MF Irakli Lekvtadze
24 Georgia (country) DF Lasha Chikvaidze
25 Georgia (country) MF Tornike Gorgiashvili
27 Georgia (country) MF Denis Dobrovolski
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Dino Hamzić
37 Georgia (country) DF Shota Kashia
77 Georgia (country) GK Nika Kavtaradze
88 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Rekhviashvili
92 Georgia (country) FW Besik Dekanoidze

European cups[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Liechtenstein Vaduz 0–0 1–1
2Q Switzerland Thun 1–3 0–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Republic of Macedonia Horizont Turnovo 3–1 1–0
2Q Turkey Bursaspor 0–0 0–0[a]
3Q Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku 2–3 0–0
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Moldova Zimbru Chișinău 2–3 1–0
Notes
  1. ^ Chikhura Sachkhere won 4–1 on penalties.

European record[edit]

Competition P W D L GF GA
UEFA Europa League 12 3 5 4 11 13

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