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Dinamo Tbilisi
FC Dinamo Tbilisi logo.png
Full name Football Club Dinamo Tbilisi
Nickname(s) Blue-White
Founded 1925; 91 years ago (1925)
Ground Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena[1]
Tbilisi, Georgia
Ground Capacity 54,549
President Georgia (country) Roman Pipia
Manager Slovakia Juraj Jarábek
League Umaglesi Liga
2015-16 1st
Website Club home page

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.

FC Dinamo Tbilisi was one of a handful of teams in the Soviet Top League (along with Dynamo Moscow and Dynamo Kyiv) 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 FC Dinamo Tbilisi 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 with Spartak in the Soviet Cup quarter-final with Dinamo scoring 3 goals in stoppage time, beating Spartak 6–3. They reached the 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, V.Marghania, N.Dziapshipa, M.Minaev, A.Zazroev, V.Eloshvili, A.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 at the end of the 1950s was seen as "the Renaissance" of Dinamo's traditions, which laid the ground for the major successes connected with his name. FC Dinamo's Digomi practice ground is named after this club legend.

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, Vladimir Barkaya, 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: the legendary Mikheil Meskhi, the inimitable Slava Metreveli, the captain of Soviet Union national team Murtaz Khurtsilava, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Kakhi Asatiani, Gocha Gavasheli, Guram Petriashvili, Piruz Kanteladze and the brothers Nodia (Givi and Levan).

European years: 1970s[edit]

Dinamo's first appearance in Europe was in 1972 against the Dutch team Twente Enschede in the UEFA Cup. Dinamo won 3–2,[2] with two goals 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 1973, Dinamo won their first International tournament. After beating Atlético Madrid and Benfica, one of the best teams of the time, Dinamo 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 to as the "Great Team" between 1976–82, characterised by a mobile, fast and technical style of play.

In this period, Dinamo won the Soviet Cup title in 1976, defeating Ararat Yerevan (Armenia) 3–0 with goals scored by David Kipiani, Piruz Kanteladze (penalty) and Revaz Chelebadze. The team achieved the same success in 1979 when they beat Dynamo Moscow 5–4 on penalties. They also won the Soviet Top League for a second time in 1978. In 1979, the club played its first match in the UEFA European Cup tournament. In the first round Dinamo defeated Liverpool (England) 3-0[4] and knocked them out, but were eliminated by Hamburg (West Germany) in the next round. In the 70's 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 West Ham United,[5] Feynoord Rotterdam and beating 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."

In 1982 Dinamo qualified to semi-final in Cup Winners` Cup tournament and were eliminated by 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 it was subsequently alleged the club had tried to bribe match officials and the club was expelled and suspended from UEFA tournaments for two years.

FC Dinamo Tbilisi continued to win Georgian championships and Georgian cup, but had no success in European club tournaments.

In 1996 Dinamo qualified 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. Later, the migration of the key players to Western 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 years of the 2000s, the famous businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili purchased FC Dinamo Tbilisi. In 2003 the club won the Georgian Championship and Georgian Cup.

In 2004 Dinamo won the Cup again and under the leadership of Croat coach Ivo Šušak, and won the CIS Cup in Moscow against Latvian Skonto FC (3–1). In the 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), so qualifying for the group stage, where their opponents team were Newcastle United, Sporting CP, Sochaux and Panionios, but Dinamo lost to all four teams.

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 the Czech Dusan Uhrin.

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

2010s[edit]

In January 2011, FC Dinamo Tbilisi was purchased by a businessman called 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 2012–13 season.

The new president of FC Dinamo Tbilisi immediately started the modernization of the club[6] starting with the reconstruction of the Digomi training ground. Nowadays this training ground is one of the best in the region. The Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena was reconstructed as well. The pitch surface was changed with a new specially adapted surface for the local climate. The reconstruction work is still in progress, and after it ends, the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena will become the sports center of the capital. Renovated Youths Football Academy began its functioning.

The club were beaten 5–0[7] by Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League play-off round 1st leg on August 22, 2013, and again 3–0[8] the following week at White Hart Lane, thus crashing out 8–0 on aggregate.

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

Honours[edit]

Dinamo Tbilisi is by far the most successfull 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 FC Dynamo Kyiv is the only club from Soviet Union that won European competition.[9]

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.

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.[10]

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 round was played in England at Anfield with the score 2–1[11] Liverpool won. So the pressure was high on the second game. Stadium was attended by 110,000 people and their support played important role in winning. Dinamo beat Liverpool 3–0[12] and qualified in 1/8 final. 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.

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 9 July 2016 [13]

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

No. Position Player
1 France GK Anthony Scribe
2 Georgia (country) DF Tornike Kirkitadze
3 Georgia (country) DF Ucha Lobjanidze
5 Georgia (country) DF Aleksandr Amisulashvili Captain sports.svg
6 Georgia (country) MF Mate Tsintsadze
7 Georgia (country) MF Vakhtang Chanturishvili
8 Georgia (country) FW Vladimer Dvalishvili
9 Georgia (country) FW Nikoloz Gelashvili
10 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Papunashvili
11 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Kvilitaia
13 Georgia (country) MF Otar Kiteishvili
14 Georgia (country) MF Lasha Parunashvili
No. Position Player
16 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Tevzadze
17 Georgia (country) FW Beka Mikeltadze
18 Georgia (country) FW Davit Volkovi
19 Martinique MF Mathias Coureur
20 Spain MF Mikel Álvaro
21 Georgia (country) GK Giorgi Lomaia
25 Brazil DF René Santos
31 Georgia (country) MF Jambul Jighauri
33 Croatia DF Matija Špičić
37 Georgia (country) DF Zaza Chelidze
77 Bulgaria MF Stefan Velev

Eurocups record[edit]

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

European record[edit]

As of July 19, 2016

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 34 14 4 16 50 49
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 21 11 3 7 30 17
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 88 40 13 35 118 133
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 2 2 2 12 8
Total 149 67 22 60 210 207

UEFA club rankings[edit]

As of April 8, 2015[14]
Rank Team Coefficient
214 Romania Pandurii 7.259
215 Croatia RNK Split 7.200
216 Israel Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona 7.200
217 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk 7.150
218 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 6.875
219 Bulgaria Litex 6.850
220 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy 6.825
221 Czech Republic Baník 6.825
222 Romania Gaz Metan 6.759

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[15]
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 [16] 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 [17] R16 [18]

Georgia (country) Georgia[edit]

Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Georgian Cup [19] Super Cup UEFA
FIFA
Name Goals
League Top goalscorer[20]
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[21] 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 [22] Kavelashvili
Iashvili
19
1994–95 UML 30 25 3 2 78 125 33 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 28 10 10 8 47 35 40 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

Managers[edit]

All managers of FC Dinamo Tbilisi [23]

Notable past players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fcdinamo.ge/en/club/stadium
  2. ^ "UEFA Europa League 1972/73 - History - Dinamo Tbilisi-Twente –". Uefa.com. 1972-09-13. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  3. ^ "FC Dinamo". Fcdinamo.ge. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  4. ^ "UEFA Champions League 1979/80 - History - Dinamo Tbilisi-Liverpool Lineups –". Uefa.com. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  5. ^ Craig McCracken. "How Dinamo Tbilisi enthralled British football fans in the midst of the Cold War | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  6. ^ "FC Dinamo". Fcdinamo.ge. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  7. ^ http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/23707596
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/23791024
  9. ^ http://www.fcdinamo.ge/en/club/titles
  10. ^ http://www.fcdinamo.ge/en/club/stadium
  11. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=1979/matches/round=1016/match=63612/postmatch/lineups/index.html
  12. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=1979/matches/round=1016/match=63613/postmatch/lineups/index.html
  13. ^ http://www.fcdinamo.ge/en/team/players
  14. ^ Bert Kassies. "UEFA Team Ranking 2015". Kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  15. ^ http://www.fcdinamo.ge/en/club/strikers
  16. ^ did not finish due to World War II
  17. ^ Georgian clubs quit the USSR Football Federation and joined the Georgian Football Federation - federation of native country.
  18. ^ Team withdrew during the competition
  19. ^ Georgian cup performances http://www.rsssf.com/tablesg/georcuphist.html
  20. ^ http://www.fcdinamo.ge/en/club/strikers
  21. ^ due to changing the basis of the calendar from spring/autumn to autumn/spring, 1991 season the cup competition did not conducted
  22. ^ Allegedly the club had tried to bribe match officials and the club was expelled and suspended from UEFA tournaments for two years.
  23. ^ http://www.fcdinamo.ge/en/club/coaches

External links[edit]

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