Giorgi Chanturia (footballer)

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Giorgi Chanturia
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Personal information
Date of birth (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Ural Yekaterinburg
Youth career
2004–2010 Saburtalo Tbilisi
2009–2010 Barcelona (loan)
2010–2011 Vitesse Arnhem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Vitesse Arnhem 37 (5)
2012–2013 FC Alania Vladikavkaz (loan) 6 (0)
2014 CFR Cluj 7 (1)
2014–2015 Verona 1 (0)
2014–2015 CFR Cluj (loan) 25 (5)
2015–2016 MSV Duisburg 22 (4)
2016– FC Ural Yekaterinburg 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Georgia U-17 9 (5)
2010–2012 Georgia U-19 6 (4)
2011–2014 Georgia U-21 14 (5)
2014– Georgia 11 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:57, 15 May 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2016

Giorgi Chanturia (Georgian: გიორგი ჭანტურია) (born 11 April 1993) is a Georgian footballer who plays as a winger for FC Ural Yekaterinburg.

Career[edit]

Spain[edit]

Chanturia began his career on Saburtalo Tbilisi, and was loaned to Barcelona in June 2009.[1] He was filled into Barça's Juvenil B squad, and scored 11 goals to help the Catalans to the league title.[2]

Vitesse[edit]

In August 2010, after being linked with Chelsea,[3] Chanturia signed with Vitesse Arnhem.[4] In April 2011 he signed a three-year deal with the club.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] He returned to Vitesse at the end of the season, and was reintagrated to first-team squad for the 2013–14 season.

CFR Cluj[edit]

On 19 February 2014, CFR Cluj have confirmed the signing of Vitesse midfielder Giorgi Chanturia for an undisclosed fee.[8]

Hellas Verona[edit]

On 12 June 2014, Chanturia joined Hellas Verona from Cluj.[9]

Return to Cluj on loan[edit]

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".[10]

MSV Duisburg[edit]

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.[11][12]

Ural Yekaterinburg[edit]

On 5 July 2016, he moved to Russia, signing with FC Ural Yekaterinburg.[13]

International career[edit]

He made his first international appearance for Georgia in a friendly match against Liechtenstein on 5 March 2014. He scored only 25 minutes into his debut.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 May 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitesse Arnhem 2011–12 28 4 3 0 0 0 31 4
2012–13 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2013–14 8 1 2 1 2 0 12 2
Total 37 5 5 1 5 0 47 6
Alania Vladikavkaz (loan) 2012–13 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
CFR Cluj
2013–14 7 1 0 0 7 1
2014–15 22 4 4 2 26 6
Total 29 5 4 2 0 0 33 7
Verona 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSV Duisburg 2015–16 22 4 0 0 22 4
Career Total 94 14 9 3 5 0 108 17

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 March 2014 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Liechtenstein 1–0 2–0 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Introducing Giorgi Chanturia - 'The Georgian Lionel Messi' who left Barcelona for Vitesse". Goal.com. 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Chelsea To Seal Chanturia Deal?; The Chels, 8 August 2010
  4. ^ Official: Giorgi Chanturia joins Dutch outfit Vitesse; TotalBarca, 19 August 2010
  5. ^ "Giorgi ‘Gio’ Chanturia eindelijk Vitessenaar" [Giorgi 'Gio' Chanturia finally to Vitesse] (in Dutch). Vitesse. 11 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "ADO Den Haag 0-0 Vitesse". Voetbal International (Weekbladpers Groep). 7 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Vitesse verhuurt Chanturia aan Alania Vladikavkaz" [Vitesse loans Chanturia to Alania Vladikavkaz] (in Dutch). de Gelderlander. 22 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Giorgi Chanturia la CFR" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj Official Website. 19 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chanturia makes Verona switch". sportal.com.au. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "MSV: Der neue Hoffnungsträger heißt Chanturia" (in German). Kicker Online. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Offensiv-Verstärkung: Giorgi Chanturia wird ein Zebra!" (in German). msv-duisburg.de. 25 September 2015. 
  13. ^ ГЕОРГИЙ ЧАНТУРИЯ - НОВИЧОК «УРАЛА»! (in Russian). fc-ural.ru. 5 July 2016. 

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