FC Saburtalo Tbilisi

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FC Saburtalo
Saburtalo Tbilisi Logo.png
Full nameFC Saburtalo Tbilisi
Nickname(s)Saburtaloelebi
FoundedAugust 20, 1999; 19 years ago (1999-08-20)
GroundBendela Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia
Capacity1,800
ChairmanTariel Khechikashvili
ManagerGiorgi Chiabrishvili
LeagueErovnuli Liga
20181st

FC Saburtalo is a Georgian football club,[1] based in Tbilisi.

History[edit]

Saburtalo was founded on August 20, 1999 in Tbilisi.[2] In 2005, the club was bought by Iberia Business Group and its owner Tariel Khechikashvili, who later became the Minister of Sport & Youth Affairs of Georgia.

Saburtalo has one of the top football academies in the country.[2] The club has a full-size stadium, called Bendela, with the capacity of 1,800 spectators.[2] Saburtalo often provides different national teams of Georgia with young players.

Some of the notable players of the club include Giorgi Chanturia, Valeri Kazaishvili, Jemal Tabidze. Meanwhile, Spaniard Pablo Franco Martín managed the club during 2015–16 season.

In March 2016, Manolo Hierro was appointed as the sporting director of the club.[3]

Honours[edit]

European record[edit]

As of 26 November 2018

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1QR
Notes
  • QR: Qualifying round

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2018

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 Nodar Iashvili
3 Georgia (country) DF Nikoloz Mali
4 Georgia (country) DF Gagi Margvelashvili
5 Georgia (country) DF Tsotne Nadaraia
6 Georgia (country) DF Tedore Grigalashvili
7 Georgia (country) MF David Targamadze
8 Georgia (country) FW Guram Goshteliani
10 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Kokhreidze
13 Georgia (country) DF Grigol Chabradze
14 Georgia (country) FW Vladimir Dvalishvili
15 Georgia (country) MF Irakli Bidzinashvili
16 Georgia (country) DF Luka Lakvekheliani
17 Georgia (country) GK Lazare Kupatadze
No. Position Player
18 Georgia (country) FW Dimitri Tatanashvili
20 Kenya MF Alwyn Tera
21 Georgia (country) MF Beka Gvaradze
22 Georgia (country) MF Sandro Altunashvili
24 Georgia (country) MF Tornike Tarkhnishvili
39 Georgia (country) MF Tornike Gorgiashvili
42 Brazil FW Vagner Gonçalves
77 Georgia (country) GK Beka Kurdadze
80 Georgia (country) MF Gega Diasamidze
88 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Rekhviashvili
Ivory Coast FW Inters Gui
Ukraine GK Denys Shelikhov

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia – FC Saburtalo Tbilisi – Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news – Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  2. ^ a b c "The history of FC Saburtalo Tbilisi". FCsaburtalo.ge. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  3. ^ "მანოლო იერო "საბურთალოს" სპორტულ დირექტორად". FCsaburtalo.ge. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2017. (in Georgian)