FC Rustavi

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FC Rustavi
FC Rustavi logo.png
Founded1948; 72 years ago (1948)
GroundPoladi Stadium
Rustavi, Georgia
Capacity6,200
CoachVarlam Kilasonia
LeagueErovnuli Liga 2
20198th (Erovnuli Liga) Decrease

FC Rustavi is a Georgian football team, which are playing in Rustavi. The club play their home games at Poladi Stadium. After FC Tbilisi merged with second division club FC Rustavi in 2006, FC Olimpi Rustavi was established. In 2007, FC Olimpi Rustavi won their first Georgian Premier League title. In 2011, they changed name to Metalurgi Rustavi.[citation needed] In 2015 Metalurgi Rustavi was again renamed and began to play in Erovnuli Liga 2 as FC Rustavi. In 2017 season FC Rustavi won the league and promoted to Erovnuli Liga.

History[edit]

Football in Rustavi could be track back to Metallurg Rustavi in Soviet era. The club was a member of Umaglesi Liga until relegated in 2003. In order to back to top division, the club merged with FC Tbilisi and renamed as Olimpi Rustavi, to take their player and seat on Umaglesi Liga, where they won the league title in the first season they merged. For the 2011/12 season the club changed its name to Metalurgi Rustavi.

Honours[edit]

Winners (2): 2007, 2010
Winners (1): 2010
Winners (1): 2017
  • Football championship of Georgian SSR:
    • Winners (4): 1959, 1974, 1979, 1984

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 October 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Georgia (country) DF Tsotne Kapanadze
5 Georgia (country) DF Luka Nozadze
6 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Vasadze
7 Georgia (country) MF Luka Silagadze
8 Georgia (country) MF Avtandil Gujabidze
9 Georgia (country) FW Beka Kavtaradze
10 Georgia (country) MF Data Sitchinava
11 Georgia (country) FW Nika Dzalamidze
12 Georgia (country) GK Giorgi Kulua
14 Georgia (country) MF Paata Kiteishvili
15 Georgia (country) MF Lasha Kochladze
No. Position Player
16 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Tevzadze
18 Israel FW Raphael de la Sousa
19 Georgia (country) FW Luka Imnadze
21 Russia MF Farkhad Gystarov
23 Georgia (country) FW Lasha Lezhava
24 Azerbaijan MF Fuad Bayramov
25 Georgia (country) GK Giorgi Mamardashvili (on loan from Dinamo Tbilisi)
27 Georgia (country) MF Revaz Salukvadze
31 Ukraine MF Vadym Prokopenko
32 Georgia (country) DF Luka Asatiani
33 Russia DF Georgi Bugulov


Seasons[edit]

Season League Pos. Pl. W D L GF GA P Cup Europe Notes Manager
1990 Umaglesi Liga 3 34 22 3 9 63 33 69 Gorda Rustavi
1991 Umaglesi Liga 9 19 7 5 7 34 22 26 Gorda Rustavi
1991–92 Umaglesi Liga 3 38 22 9 7 71 38 75 Gorda Rustavi
1992–93 Umaglesi Liga 7 32 14 7 11 73 69 49 Metallurgi Rustavi
1993–94 Umaglesi Liga 9 Metallurgi Rustavi
1994–95 Umaglesi Liga 7 Metallurgi Rustavi
1995–96 Umaglesi Liga 5 Metallurgi Rustavi
1996–97 Umaglesi Liga 10 Metallurgi Rustavi
1997–98 Umaglesi Liga 11 Metallurgi Rustavi
1998–99 Umaglesi Liga 12 Gorda Rustavi
1999-00 Umaglesi Liga 12 Gorda Rustavi
2000–01 Umaglesi Liga 11 Gorda Rustavi
2001–02 Umaglesi Liga 10 Gorda Rustavi
2002–03 Umaglesi Liga 10 Gorda Rustavi
2003–04 Pirveli Liga 4 FC Rustavi
2004–05 Pirveli Liga 11 30 10 7 13 39 43 37 FC Rustavi
2005–06 Pirveli Liga 8 34 13 10 11 50 37 49 FC Rustavi
2006–07 Umaglesi Liga 1 26 19 6 1 57 9 63 Round of 16 FC Olimpi Rustavi
2007–08 Umaglesi Liga 4 26 16 4 6 26 16 52 Quarter-finals UEFA Champions League 1st qualifying round FC Olimpi Rustavi
2008–09 Umaglesi Liga 3 30 16 9 5 40 20 57 Runner-up FC Olimpi Rustavi
2009–10 Umaglesi Liga 1 36 25 7 4 69 26 79 Round of 16 UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round FC Olimpi Rustavi
2010–11 Umaglesi Liga 3 36 20 6 10 52 31 66 Quarter-finals UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round FC Olimpi Rustavi
2011–12 Umaglesi Liga 2 28 17 4 7 39 28 55 Semi-finals UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round FC Metalurgi Rustavi
2012–13 Umaglesi Liga 7 32 12 8 12 29 35 44 Semi-finals UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round FC Metalurgi Rustavi
2013–14 Umaglesi Liga 5 32 13 6 13 35 39 45 Quarter-finals FC Metalurgi Rustavi
2014–15 Umaglesi Liga 14 30 6 8 16 25 46 26 Quarter-finals FC Metalurgi Rustavi
2015–16 Pirveli Liga 9 34 Round of 32 FC Metalurgi Rustavi

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1Q Kazakhstan FC Astana 0–0 0–3
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn 2–0 2–0
2Q Poland Legia Warszawa 0–1 0–3
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2Q Kazakhstan Aktobe 1–1 0–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 1Q Armenia Banants 1–1 1–0
2Q Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodar 1–1 2–0
3Q France Stade Rennais 2–5 0–2
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Albania Teuta 6–1 3–0
2Q Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 1–3 0–2

Managers[edit]

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