|Full name||Malkhaz Asatiani|
|Date of birth||4 August 1981|
|Place of birth||Kutaisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back / Defensive midfielder|
|2008-2009||→ Dynamo Kyiv (loan)||11||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 November 2010.
Malkhaz Asatiani (Georgian: მალხაზ ასათიანი; born 4 August 1981 in Kutaisi) is a retired Georgian football defender who last recently played for Lokomotiv Moscow. He started as an attacking midfielder but his displays at the back earned him a solid reputation as a central defender. Mostly playing as center-back at his club, Asatiani is often used as a playmaker for the national team. His passing, technical skills and eye for decisive goals make him an extremely versatile player.
His club career started in Torpedo Kutaisi. During his stay of three and a half years the team won the Georgian league title three years in a row. He then earned a transfer to Russian team Lokomotiv Moscow. He plays mostly as a defender at the club and mostly as a midfielder in the national team.
On 3 December. Asatiani told the Russian newspaper, Sport-Express, that he will be leaving Lokomotiv in the end of 2010 on a free transfer. On 21 December such departure was made official.
In August 2008, Asatiani was bought on a half year loan by Dynamo Kyiv.
For the NT, Malkhaz has played 18 international matches and scored 4 goals since his debut in 2001. One of the goals came against rivals Russia in a Euro 2004 qualifying match, something for which Asatiani received praise. He also scored important goals in the 2006 World Cup qualifying phase.
|FC Torpedo Kutaisi||1999/2000||13||3||0||0||0||0||13||3|
|FC Dinamo Kiev||2008/2009||5||0||2||1||5||0||12||1|
- Russian League (1): 2004
- Russian Cup (1): 2006-07
- Russian Super Cup (2): 2003, 2005
- Commonwealth of Independent States Cup (1): 2005
Malkhaz Asatiani at National-Football-Teams.com