Givi Didava

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Givi Didava
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-03-21) 21 March 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Kutaisi, Soviet Union
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Spartaki-Tskhinvali Tbilisi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 FC Torpedo Kutaisi 41 (0)
1994–2000 FC Dinamo Tbilisi 154 (3)
1999 K.R.C. Mechelen (loan) 4 (0)
2000–2002 Maccabi Tel Aviv 4 (0)
2001–2002 FC Torpedo Kutaisi (loan) 66 (17)
2003–2006 Kocaelispor 78 (0)
2006 FK Ventspils-2 3[citation needed] (1)
2006–2008 FC Ameri Tbilisi 42 (3)
2008–2009 FC Sioni Bolnisi
2009– Spartaki-Tskhinvali Tbilisi
National team
1998–2003 Georgia 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2008

Givi Didava (Georgian: გივი დიდავა; born 21 March 1976) is a Georgian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Spartaki-Tskhinvali Tbilisi. He was capped 21 times for the national team between 1998 and 2003.

Didava was a regular in the Dinamo Tbilisi defence from 1994 to 2000, during which period the club won five league titles. He was transferred to Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv FC in 2000, but played only 4 games before falling out with the coach. He promptly returned to Georgia and Torpedo Kutaisi, who took over the league hegemony.[1] On 29 January 2003 he signed a contract with Turkish team Kocaelispor, moving there with teammate Revaz Kemoklidze.[2] However, Kocaelispor was relegated, but while Kemoklidze left the club, Didava chose to see through his contract.

In summer 2006, Didava back to Georgian football.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Didava extends Torpedo loan". UEFA.com. 2002-07-26. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Kocaelispor call on Georgian quartet". UEFA.com. 2003-01-30. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  3. ^ "Ameri stand tall in Georgia". UEFA.com. 2006-09-20. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 

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