FC Dinamo Batumi
|Ground||Chele Arena, Kobuleti, Georgia|
|League||Erovnuli Liga 2|
|2017||Erovnuli Liga, 8th (relegated)|
FC Dinamo Batumi is a Georgian football club based in Batumi, Adjara. They regularly play in top division of Georgian football – Erovnuli Liga. The club plays their home games at Chele Arena, Kobuleti.
Dinamo was founded in Batumi in 1923. However, before the club formed, there were some other teams founded in the city. In 1923 newly established two clubs, called Mezgvauri (The Sailor) and Tsiteli Raindi (The Red Knight) merged and became Dinamo Batumi.
Football was becoming more popular in Adjara later, although Dinamo didn't had any success in the lower divisions of Soviet championship. However, there were some players in the club, who later became successful footballers in USSR, including Revaz Chelebadze, Nodar Khizanishvili and Vakhtang Koridze. The famous Greek footballer Andreas Niniadis also started his career in the club. He later played for Olympiacos and Greece national football team.
The success for the Batumi-based club came when they won Georgian Cup in 1998, after losing two previous finals. The club defeated Dinamo Tbilisi in final. The goals were scored by Aleksandre Kantidze and Davit Chichveishvili. The club won Georgian Super Cup during the same year as well. They again defeated Dinamo Tbilisi, by 2-1.
In 1995, Dinamo played in European competitions for the first time in the club's history. In 1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup they defeated FK Obilić in the qualifying round, but later were eliminated by Celtic. Dinamo managed to draw with PSV Eindhoven in the following season of UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Goals in this game were scored by Amiran Mujiri and Luc Nilis. However, the Georgian club lost the second game of the tie in The Netherlands by the score 0-3.
|Season||League||Pos.||Pl.||W||D||L||GF||GA||P||Georgian Cup||Georgian Super Cup||Europe||Manager|
|1995–96||Umaglesi Liga||6||30||16||6||8||68||28||54||Runner-up||Runner-up||CWC 1st Round|
|1996–97||Umaglesi Liga||3||30||18||8||4||71||22||62||Runner-up||Runner-up||CWC 1st Round|
|1997–98||Umaglesi Liga||2||30||18||7||5||58||19||62||Winner||Winner||CWC qualifying Round|
|1998–99||Umaglesi Liga||5||30||13||11||6||49||22||50||Quarter-finals||CWC qualifying Round|
|2000–01||Umaglesi Liga||7||Round of 16|
|2002–03||Umaglesi Liga||8||Round of 16|
|2005–06||Umaglesi Liga||6||30||17||7||6||42||21||58||Round of 16|
|2007–08||Umaglesi Liga||13||26||4||4||18||16||51||16||Round of 16|
|2009–10||Pirveli Liga||5||28||15||8||5||44||17||53||Round of 32|
|2010–11||Pirveli Liga||5||32||18||9||5||66||18||63||Round of 16|
|2011–12||Pirveli Liga||1||18||13||3||2||28||9||42||Round of 16|
|2012–13||Umaglesi Liga||11||32||8||7||17||39||55||31||Round of 16|
|2013–14||Pirveli Liga||2||26||19||2||5||65||17||59||Round of 16|
|2014–15||Umaglesi Liga||2||30||18||4||8||40||24||58||Round of 16||Levan Khomeriki|
|2015–16||Umaglesi Liga||8||30||12||8||10||41||32||44||Round of 16||UEL 1st qualifying Round||Levan Khomeriki|
|2016||Umaglesi Liga||3||15||7||5||3||23||7||26||Round of 32||Levan Khomeriki|
|2017||Erovnuli Liga||8||36||10||3||23||28||60||33||Round of 32||UEL 1st qualifying Round||Kostyantyn Frolov|
|1995–96||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||FK Obilić||2–2||1–0||3–2|
|1996–97||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||HB Torshavn||6–0||3–0||9–0|
|1997–98||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||Ararat Yerevan||0–3||2–0||2–3|
|1998–99||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||FK Partizan||1–0||0–2||1–2|
|2015–16||UEFA Europa League||1QR||AC Omonia||1–0||0–2||1–2|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||1QR||Jagiellonia Białystok||0–1||0–4||0–5|
- Winners (1): 1997–98
- Winners (1): 1998
- Football championship of Georgian SSR:
- Winners (2): 1938, 1940
As of 20 May 2018.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- "The history of FC Dinamo Batumi". Dinamobatumi.com. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- "Georgian Cup season 1997-98". Msy.gov.ge (Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia). Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- "Georgian Super 1998". Msy.gov.ge (Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia). Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- Ararat Yerevan were awarded a 3–0 win in the qualifying round first leg after Dinamo Batumi were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player ― Sotogashvili. The match originally ended as a 4–2 win for Dinamo Batumi.
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