Kakhi Asatiani

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Kakhi Asatiani
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Personal information
Full name Kakhi Shalvovych Asatiani
Date of birth (1947-01-01)1 January 1947
Place of birth Telavi, Soviet Union
Date of death 20 November 2002(2002-11-20) (aged 55)
Place of death Tbilisi, Georgia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1975 FC Dinamo Tbilisi 218 (27)
National team
1968–1970 USSR 16 (5)
Teams managed
1978–1982 FC Dinamo Tbilisi (director)
1987 FC Dinamo Tbilisi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kakhi Asatiani (Georgian: კახი ასათიანი, 1 January 1947 – 20 November 2002) was a Georgian association football player and manager.

During his career he played for FC Dinamo Tbilisi (1965-1975), Asatiani earned 16 caps for the USSR national football team, and participated in UEFA Euro 1968 and the 1970 FIFA World Cup. At the 1970 World Cup, he was recognized as the most graceful player of the championship. He coached FC Dinamo Tbilisi between 1978 and 1982, and became the team's manager in 1987. In the 1990s, he briefly served as the chairman of the Georgian Sport Department. Subsequently, he was involved in private business and became a Vice-President of the Airzena airline. He was shot to death by unknown assailants in his own car in Tbilisi on 20 November 2002.[1][2]


  1. ^ Mikaberidze, Alexander (ed., 2006), "Asatiani, Kakhi". Dictionary of Georgian National Biography. Accessed on 26 April 2008.
  2. ^ Vice-President of Georgian Air Company Shot. Civil Georgia, 21 November 2002. Accessed on 26 April 2008.

Kakhi Asatiani • Profile on archive.is

Kakhi Asatiani, Vice-President of the Airzena company and the former chairman of the Georgian Sport Department was shot dead in his car in the center of Tbilisi in the evening on November 20.

Kakhi Asatiani • La primera tarjeta amarilla de la Historia

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