Nugzar Kvirtia

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Nugzar Kvirtia
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Personal information
Full name Nugzar Kvirtia
Date of birth (1984-09-16) September 16, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AZAL
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 FC Zorkiy Krasnogorsk 71 (23)
2007 FC Ryazan 18 (1)
2008 FC Zelenograd 30 (2)
2009 FC Znamya 12 (1)
2009–2012 AZAL 85 (5)
2012–2013 Turan Tovuz 8 (0)
2013–2014 Guria Lanchkhuti 12 (0)
2014–2015 ES Zarzis 6 (0)
2015– AZAL 33 (7)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2016.


Nugzar Valeryevich Kvirtia (Georgian: ნუგზარ ვალერის ძე კვირტია; born September 16, 1984) is a Georgian professional football player who currently plays for AZAL in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Early life[edit]

Kvirtia was born in Tbilisi on 16 September 1984. His Father Valeriy Appolonovich Kvirtia, was a professional football player in Khobi, Squri, FC Guria Lanchkhuti and his mother is a cook. The family was forced to move from Georgia to Moscow because of the war in the country. The first steps in football began in Russian FSHM school in the Luzhniki Stadium, two years became the winner of the Cup among his age.

Club career[edit]

Kvirtia started his career in 2000 at FC Dinamo Tbilisi(Youth). When he return from Georgia to Russia, he tried to sign with FC Spartak Moscow (Youth), but due to injuries received in training could not recover in time and signed with FC Khimki.

FC Khimki[edit]

Kvirtia joined FC Khimki in August 2002. In the Winter Cup semifinals came off the bench and scored two goals against Russian Premier League team FC Saturn, his team won 4-3 but in the final he can't get his first trophy with the team and they lose 0-1. He scored 3 goals in the second season for FC Khimki

AZAL[edit]

On 7 July 2009, Kvirtia signed with AZAL PFC a 2 years contract. Kvirtia made his Azerbaijan Premier League debut against Neftchi Baku on 16 August 2009. In his debut season, his team could not get into the top six. In the end of 2010, FC Gabala interested in him but AZAL PFC didn't sell him.[1] The next season 2010/2011 for Kvirtia was one of the best, AZAL PFC get into the top six. In the quarter-final of Azerbaijan Cup he scored at 43 minutes and AZAL PFC reached in the semifinal.

After a minor injury, he returned on 16 October 2010 as a substitute in the match against Inter Baku when the score was 0-0, he made an assist and then scored himself, AZAL PFC won at the defending champion 5-0. Kvirtia become one of the best pass assistant in the team. From 2009 to 2012 Kvirtia played 100 official matches in all competitions for AZAL PFC

In the season 2010-2011 Kvirtia helped his team to get into the qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. 30 July 2011 Kvirtia made his debut in the UEFA Europa League against FC Minsk, he came on as a substitute in the 71st minute. The first game ended with the score 1-1 in Baku. The second game was in Minsk and AZAL PFC lost 1-2 and flew out of the UEFA Europa League.

Turan Tovuz[edit]

Kvirtia signed for one-year contract with Azerbaijan team.[2] Asker Abdullayev invited him in Turan Tovuz, who had worked with him in the 2009/2010 season in AZAL PFC.

Abdulayev initiated Kvirtia's move from Russia and he gave him a T-shirt with number 10 in AZAL PFC, but in Turan PFC he played with number 25 because the T-shirt with number 10 was the captain of the team. On 23 September 2012 he played first match in new team against Qarabağ FK.

Kvirtia bring some creative in Azerbaijan Premier League celebrating team goals with his team mates [3]

FC Guria[edit]

14 years have passed since the Kvirtia playing at home in Georgia, he always wanted to return to his homeland, he signed a one-year contract with FC Guria Lanchkhuti (Umaglesi Liga), in '80s in the Soviet Union, his father played for this team.[4]

On 2 March 2014 debuted in Georgian Umaglesi Liga against FC Tskhinvali he came on as a substitute in the 65 minutes. His team get into the top six and they fought for a place in European competition.

During the season 2013/2014 Tarlan Akhmedov head coach of Azerbaijan club AZAL PFC where Kvirtia was played 3 season wanted to return him, but Kvirtia moved to Tunisia [5]

Esperance Sportive de Zarzis[edit]

On 7 August 2014 Kvirtia signed a two-year contract with ES Zarzis, becoming the first Georgian professional footballer to play in the CLP-1|)[6] Kvirtia made his debut on 19 August 2014, coming on as a substitute in the 78 minutes when the score was 0-0, and helped the team win the first match of the season away against CS Hammam-Lif 1-0.

During the season, club president of ES Zarzis create huge problems for Kvirtia, it came to financial problems and threats, because of these Nugzar had to terminate the contract by mutual agreement, take payment and leave the country. The whole process took 3 months, during this time he was very depressed and was not able to show his best performance to help the team.

AZAL[edit]

On 28 July Kvirtia return to his former team AZAL,[7] signing a one-year contract. He always wanted to come back in his "family team" as he called in all interviews [8][9] His first game in the season 2015/2016 was on 9 August against Zira FK.

AZAL PFC started season very bad, but on 2 October Kvirtia scored his first goal in the championship against Ravan Baku FK and bring the first victory to AZAL PFC 1-0.[10] His second goal scored against Neftchi Baku from the penalty spot and AZAL PFC won 2-1.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Nugzar have a sister, her name is Nino, father Valeriy and mother Rimma. Kvirtia married on 4 June 2011 to the famous Azerbaijani model, Inna [12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Clubs statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 May 2016[19]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009–10 AZAL Azerbaijan Premier League 30 2 6 0 36 2
2010–11 27 1 4 1 31 2
2011–12 28 2 3 1 2 0 33 3
2012–13 Turan Tovuz 8 0 0 0 8 0
2013–14 Guria Lanchkhuti Umaglesi Liga 12 0 0 0 12 0
2014–15 ES Zarzis CLP-1 6 0 - - - 6 0
2015–16 AZAL Azerbaijan Premier League 33 7 - - - 33 7
Career total 144 12 13 2 2 0 159 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Квиртия остался в АЗАЛ". AZAL. 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Квиртия переехал в Товуз". Turan. 19 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Новый креатив от игроков Турана (ВИДЕО)". Turan. 29 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Квиртия нашел новую команду". Guria. 21 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Квиртия вернется в Азербайджан". Guria. 21 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "პირველი ქართველი ფეხბურთელი ტუნისში". Zarzis. 12 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "АЗАЛ вернул своего бывшего полузащитника". AZAL. 28 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Нугзар КВИРТИЯ: "Эта команда для меня как семья"". AZAL. 17 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Нугзар КВИРТИЯ: "Эта команда для меня как семья"". AZAL. 18 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Квиртия приносит АЗАЛ первую победу". AZAL. 2 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Нефтчи проиграл и АЗАЛ". AZAL. 23 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Женитьба Нугзара Квиртии (Фотосессия)". AZAL. 5 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Жена футболиста, ведущая модель азербайджанского подиума Инна Квиртия". AZAL. 13 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "БЫТЬ ЖЕНОЙ ФУТБОЛИСТА НУГЗАРА КВИРТИЯ". AZAL. 19 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Осенний гламур от модели Инны Квиртия". AZAL. 6 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "В Лондоне представлена модная коллекция азербайджанского дизайнера Инны Квиртия". AZAL. 7 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Модель Инна Квиртия в проекте "Wild, spring & fashion"". AZAL. 10 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Инна Квиртия: "Успех измеряется не деньгами"". AZAL. 14 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "N.Kvirtia". uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 

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