FC Tskhinvali

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FC Tskhinvali
FC Spartaki Tskhinvali logo.png
Full name FC Tskhinvali
Nickname(s) Kartvelebi
Founded 1936
Ground Tbilisi/Gori,[1][not in citation given] Georgia
Ground Capacity 1,535
Manager Kakhaber Kacharava
League Umaglesi Liga
2014–15 4th

FC Tskhinvali is a Georgian football club based in Gori.[1][not in citation given] They play in the Umaglesi Liga, the top division in Georgian football.

The name of the team was changed several times. As usual the name was FC Spartak.[clarification needed] Tskhinvali is the new name for FC Tskhinvali, who withdrew in winter 2015.[clarification needed]

The original Spartaki Tskhinvali were founded in 1936, and during the time of the Soviet Union were a mainstay in the regional Georgian League, which was the fourth division in the Soviet league table. The club’s biggest success came in 1987 when they won the regional Georgian Cup.[2]

In 2005–06 FC Spartak Tskhinvali was based in Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori. Since January 2015 the team withdrew their name from FC Spartak to FC Tskhinvali.[clarification needed]

In the 2014/15 season, finishing 4th in the Georgian Premier League, FC Tskhinvali qualified to 2015–16 Europa League first qualifying round. [3]


Champion: 1987
Champion: 2013
Bronze medal winner: 1997, 2005

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Georgia (country) GK Giorgi Nadiradze
2 Georgia (country) DF Vasiko Bachiashvili
4 Georgia (country) MF Lasha Shindagoridze
5 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Tsertsvadze
7 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Kakhelishvili
8 Georgia (country) MF Davit Maisashvili
10 Georgia (country) MF Merab Gigauri
11 Georgia (country) MF Lasha Kochladze
13 Georgia (country) MF Bidzina Makharoblidze
14 Georgia (country) DF Erekle Sultanishvili
17 Georgia (country) FW Jaba Dvali
No. Position Player
21 Georgia (country) MF Tamaz Makatsaria
22 Georgia (country) MF Jaba Kasrelishvili
23 Georgia (country) DF Nikoloz Jishkariani
24 Georgia (country) DF Gulverd Tomashvili
28 Georgia (country) MF Rati Tsatskrialashvili
30 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Katchkatchishvili
32 Georgia (country) GK Omar Migineishvili
70 Georgia (country) MF Bakar Kardava
77 Georgia (country) MF Akaki Shulaia
88 Georgia (country) DF Varlam Kilasonia

Eurocups record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Romania FC Botoșani 1–3 1–1
  • 1Q: First qualifying round


External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Football players of South Ossetia are ready to participate in the Congo national championship, but not in Georgian (Russian)
  2. ^ "Spartaki Tskhinvali: Georgia's football memorial to South Ossetia". 
  3. ^ [1] FC Tskhinvali qualified to 2015–16 Europa League first qualifying round – 2015–16 UEFA Europa League list of participants.