Gia Grigalava

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Gia Grigalava
Gia Grigalava 2013.jpg
With Anzhi in 2013
Personal information
Full name Gia Grigalava
Date of birth (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Kutaisi, Georgian SSR
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2004–2006 FC Rostov-2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Rostov 1 (0)
2008–2010 Rostov-on-Don 25 (2)
2009 Moscow (loan) 14 (0)
2010 Rostov (loan) 9 (0)
2011–2013 Volga Nizhny Novgorod 52 (1)
2013 Krylia Sovetov Samara 5 (0)
2013–2015 Anzhi Makhachkala 22 (1)
National team
2009 Russia U-21 1 (0)
2011– Georgia 13 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 September 2012

Gia Aleksandrovich Grigalava (Georgian: გია გრიგალავა; Russian: Гиа Александрович Григалава; born 5 August 1989) is a professional Russian footballer of Georgian ethnic origin, who last played for FC Anzhi Makhachkala.

Career[edit]

The Russian-Georgian started his career at FC Rostov, who made his debut in the Russian Premier League in 2007. In January 2010 SKA Rostov loaned the left-back to FC Rostov for one season and returns after six years to his youth club. Since April 2009 and until December 2009 he was on loan at FC Moscow.

In February 2015, Grigalava tested positive for banned substances.[1] On the 12th of the same month, Grigalava was released by Anzhi.[2]

International career[edit]

Grigalava was a part of the Russia U-21 side that was competing in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualification.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FC Anji official statement". http://www.fc-anji.ru/news/en/. FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Anji and Grigalava end labour relationship". FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Russia U-21'2009". Rusteam.permian.ru. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 

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