Giorgi Chanturia (footballer)
|Date of birth||11 April 1993|
|Place of birth||Tbilisi, Georgia|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Barcelona (loan)|
|2012–2013||→ FC Alania Vladikavkaz (loan)||6||(0)|
|2014–2015||→ CFR Cluj (loan)||25||(5)|
|2016–||FC Ural Yekaterinburg||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:57, 15 May 2016 (UTC).
Chanturia began his career on Saburtalo Tbilisi, and was loaned to Barcelona in June 2009. He was filled into Barça's Juvenil B squad, and scored 11 goals to help the Catalans to the league title.
Chanturia made his competitive debut for Vitesse on the opening day of the 2011–12 Eredivisie season, as a starter in their 0–0 away draw against ADO Den Haag on 7 August. He scored his first goal for the Arnhem side in his second official match, against VVV-Venlo in a 4-0 win.
In December 2012, Chanturia was loaned to Alania Vladikavkaz until the end of the season. He returned to Vitesse at the end of the season, and was reintagrated to first-team squad for the 2013–14 season.
Return to Cluj on loan
However, in September Chanturia returned to Cluj on loan with Hellas sporting director Scala Sogliano stating that the club had "decided to give [Chanturia] the opportunity to find his best form" and that Chanturia wanted "his debut with the Verona [to live] up to expectations".
On 25 September 2015, 2. Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg announced their signing of free agent Chanturia on a contract running until the end of the season including the option for further two years.
- As of match played 15 May 2016
|Alania Vladikavkaz (loan)||2012–13||6||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|1.||5 March 2014||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia||Liechtenstein||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
- "Giorgi Chanturia (15 años) ya es nuevo jugador del FC Barcelona" [Giorgi Chanturia (15 years old) is new FC Barcelona's player] (in Spanish). joinFutbol. 23 June 2009.
- "Introducing Giorgi Chanturia - 'The Georgian Lionel Messi' who left Barcelona for Vitesse". Goal.com. 20 August 2011.
- Chelsea To Seal Chanturia Deal?; The Chels, 8 August 2010
- Official: Giorgi Chanturia joins Dutch outfit Vitesse; TotalBarca, 19 August 2010
- "Giorgi ‘Gio’ Chanturia eindelijk Vitessenaar" [Giorgi 'Gio' Chanturia finally to Vitesse] (in Dutch). Vitesse. 11 April 2011.
- "ADO Den Haag 0-0 Vitesse". Voetbal International (Weekbladpers Groep). 7 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
- "Vitesse verhuurt Chanturia aan Alania Vladikavkaz" [Vitesse loans Chanturia to Alania Vladikavkaz] (in Dutch). de Gelderlander. 22 December 2012.
- "Giorgi Chanturia la CFR" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj Official Website. 19 February 2014.
- "Chanturia makes Verona switch". sportal.com.au. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "Chanturia ancora non si sente pronto per il Verona: andrà nuovamente in prestito al Cluj". goal.com/it (in Italian). 6 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "MSV: Der neue Hoffnungsträger heißt Chanturia" (in German). Kicker Online. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "Offensiv-Verstärkung: Giorgi Chanturia wird ein Zebra!" (in German). msv-duisburg.de. 25 September 2015.
- ГЕОРГИЙ ЧАНТУРИЯ - НОВИЧОК «УРАЛА»! (in Russian). fc-ural.ru. 5 July 2016.