Kobiashvili in 2004
|Full name||Levan Kobiashvili|
|Date of birth||10 July 1977|
|Place of birth||Tbilisi, Soviet Union|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Left wingback|
|1997||→ Alania Vladikavkaz (loan)||21||(5)|
|1998||→ SC Freiburg (loan)||26||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
His career began in his hometown with Awasa Tbilisi. Moving to play for Metalurg Rustavi, Dinamo Tbilisi and Alania Vladikavkaz he was transferred to SC Freiburg in 1998, where he was one of several Georgians in the squad. In his first half season with Freiburg, he helped the club earn promotion to the Bundesliga. The club managed to avoid relegation the following season, and in 2001 even qualified for the UEFA Cup, finishing fifth in the league. The following season, however, Freiburg were relegated back the second division. After earning promotion to the Bundesliga a second time, in 2003, Kobiashvili transferred to FC Schalke. With Schalke, he finished second in the Bundesliga twice, in 2005 and in 2007, and played in the final of the DFB-Pokal in 2005. In 2005–06, he helped Schalke reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup, which Schalke lost to the eventual champions FC Sevilla. In 2008, he reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, which Schalke lost to FC Barcelona. Over six and a half years with Schalke, Kobiashvili made his way into Schalke's international record books. Having played thirty five international club matches, he ranks third among Schalke players, and is tied for fourth with Klaus Fischer, Kevin Kurányi, and Licoln on goals scored in international competitions, with seven.
During a relegation playoff game against 2. Bundesliga team Fortuna Düsseldorf, Kobiashvili punched referee Wolfgang Stark after the final whistle. Hertha lost the playoff 4–3 on aggregate goals and was relegated from the Bundesliga as a result. Kobiashvili was banned for one year, retroactively beginning 16 May 2012. The German Football Association later reduced Kobiashvili's suspension for seven and a half months, to end 31 December 2012.
|Alania Vladikavkaz (loan)||1997||21||5||0||0||1||0||22||5|
- Scores and goals list Georgia's goal tally first.
|1.||6 June 2001||Népstadion, Budapest||Hungary||1–4||1–4||2002 World Cup qualifier|
|2.||27 March 2002||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi||South Africa||1–0||4–1||Friendly|
|3.||29 March 2003||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi||Republic of Ireland||1–1||1–2||Euro 2004 qualifier|
|4.||4 June 2005||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana||Albania||2–3||2–3||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|5.||16 August 2006||Svangaskarð, Toftir||Faroe Islands||4–0||6–0||Euro 2008 qualifier|
|6.||15 November 2006||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Uruguay||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|8.||11 October 2008||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Cyprus||1–1||1–1||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|9.||28 March 2009||Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca||Cyprus||1–2||1–2||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|10.||14 October 2009||Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia||Bulgaria||2–6||2–6||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|11.||3 March 2010||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Estonia||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|12.||26 March 2011||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi||Croatia||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier|
- UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2003, 2004
- Bundesliga Runner-Up: 2004–05, 2006–07
- DFB-Pokal Runner-Up: 2004–05
- DFB-Ligapokal: 2005
- "Levan Kobiashvili has been elected as the new Georgian Football Federation president, and called his new position a "great responsibility".". Uefa.com. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- "Levan Kobiashvili wechselt zu Hertha BSC" (in German). schalke04.de. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- "Hertha move again to sign Kobiashvili". UEFA.com. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
- "Kobiashvili kommt" (in German). herthabsc.de. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- Quinn, Phillip (30 May 2012). "Levan Kobiashvili Banned For One Year, Four Others Also Banned". sbnation.com. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "Kobiashvili ban reduced by tribunal". espnstar.com. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- "Levan Kobiashvili". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
- "Kobiashvili, Levan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 16 December 2011.