|Full name||Giorgi Gakhokidze|
|Date of birth||5 November 1975|
|Place of birth||Tbilisi, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1996–1997||Kolkheti 1913 Poti||10||(2)|
|1999–2000||→ Maccabi Haifa (loan)||32||(1)|
|2004–2005||→ Metalurh Donetsk (loan)||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 March 2010
Giorgi Gakhokidze (Georgian: გიორგი გახოკიძე; born 5 November 1975 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR) is a former Georgian footballer. He played for clubs like PSV Eindhoven, Maccabi Haifa, FC Twente and Metalurh Donetsk. Between 1996 and 2006 he was also a member of the Georgian national team.
He started his career at Metalurgi Rustavi before moving to Georgian top club FC Dinamo Tbilisi, but did not play any matches and moved to FC Kolkheti-1913 Poti and later to Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz, to play in the Russian league. Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven showed interest in the player and brought him into the Netherlands. In his first season, he was unable to gain himself a spot in the first team and was sent on a loan deal with Maccabi Haifa F.C. where he developed himself into a better player.
Breakthrough and downfall
Back at PSV he still struggled to play a decent amount of matches, but in the 2001-02 season things changed. Gakhokidze played in 25 of PSV's 34 matches that season. However, mainly due to injuries he only got a total of eight matches in the following season. Recovered from the injuries he moved to FC Twente and had a good season with a lot of match rhythm and some goals as well.
Gakhokidze felt the need to return to the eastern part of Europe and switched to Ukraine based Metalurg Donetsk. At this team however he only came to a total of two matches, while at his following team FC Krylya Sovetov Samara he did not play at all. His former team FC Twente decided to contract him again, but injuries forced him to set back most of the time and he only came to 19 appearances from 2005 to the end of 2006. On 29 December 2006 Gakhokidze decided to terminate his contract and end his career at the age of 31.
Besides his club appearances Gakhokidze also played in 21 matches for the Georgian national team, and scored 3 goals.
|1993/94||Metalurgi Rustavi||Umaglesi Liga||26||0|
|1994/95||Metalurgi Rustavi||Umaglesi Liga||7||0|
|1995/96||FC Dinamo Tbilisi||Umaglesi Liga||0||0|
|1996/97||FC Kolkheti-1913 Poti||Umaglesi Liga||10||2|
|1997||Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz||Russian Premier League||29||7|
|1998||Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz||Russian Premier League||14||1|
|1999/00||Maccabi Haifa F.C.||Israeli Premier League||32||1|
|2004/05||FC Metalurh Donetsk||Vyscha Liha||2||0|