FC Chikhura Sachkhere

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Chikhura Sachkhere
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Full name Football Club Chikhura Sachkhere
Founded 1938; 79 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, commonly known as Chikhura Sachkhere or simply Chikhura, is a Georgian football club based in Sachkhere. They play in the Umaglesi Liga.

History[edit]

The name Chikhura derives from the name of a river in Sachkhere. The club was founded in 1938. During the World War II, the club disbanded, but re-formed after it ended. [1] Chikhura had some different names throughout of the history of the club, including: "Spartaki", "Kolmeurne", "Peikari". [1]

Since 2002, Chikhura has been financed by the Georgian businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili. [1]

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 hometown.

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.

The next season, Chikhura eliminated Turkish club Bursaspor in the second round of Europa League. [2] This remains the one of the most memorable success in the history of the club.

Statistics[edit]

Domestic[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

European competitions[edit]

Competition P W D L GF GA
UEFA Europa League 14 3 6 5 12 15
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Liechtenstein Vaduz 1–1 0–0 1–1
2Q Switzerland Thun 1–3 0–2 1–5
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Republic of Macedonia Horizont Turnovo 3–1 1–0 4–1
2Q Turkey Bursaspor 0–0 0–0 0–0[a]
3Q Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku 2–3 0–0 2–3
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Moldova Zimbru Chișinău 2–3 1–0 3–3
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Austria Rheindorf Altach 0–1 1–1 1–2
Notes
  1. ^ Chikhura Sachkhere won 4–1 on penalties.

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2016
Runners-up (2): 2012–13, 2013–14
Winners (1): 2013
Runners-up (1): 2014
Winners (2): 2005–06, 2011–12
Runners-up (1): 2008–09

Players[edit]

As of June 2017

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

No. Position Player
3 Georgia (country) DF Tornike Grigalashvili
5 Georgia (country) DF Bakari Mirtshkulava
6 Georgia (country) MF Papuna Poniava
7 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Ganugrava
9 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Gabedava
10 Georgia (country) FW Mishiko Sardalishvili
11 Georgia (country) FW Tornike Mumladze
13 Georgia (country) GK Zurab Mtskerashvili
15 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Koripadze
17 Georgia (country) MF Nikolozi Gabadze
18 Georgia (country) FW Dimitri Tatanashvili
No. Position Player
19 Georgia (country) DF Levan Kakubava
22 Georgia (country) MF Irakli Lekvtadze
24 Georgia (country) DF Lasha Chikvaidze
27 Georgia (country) MF Denis Dobrovolski
29 Georgia (country) MF Zaza Chelidze
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Dino Hamzić
37 Georgia (country) DF Shota Kashia
39 Georgia (country) DF Tornike Gorgiashvili
77 Georgia (country) GK Nika Kavtaradze
92 Georgia (country) FW Besik Dekanoidze
99 Georgia (country) FW Nikoloz Gelashvili

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The history of FC Chikhura". FCChikhura.ge. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Chikhura - Bursaspor (UEFA Match Report)

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