Omari Tetradze

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Omari Tetradze
Personal information
Full name Omari Mikhailovich Osipov / Tetradze
Date of birth (1969-10-13) 13 October 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Velospiri, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Coach (former Right Back)
Club information
Current team
FC Tobol (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Dinamo Tbilisi 24 (0)
1989–1990 Mertskhali Ozurgeti 30 (4)
1990–1995 Dynamo Moscow 101 (11)
1995–1997 Alania Vladikavkaz 61 (1)
1997–1999 Roma 15 (0)
1999–2001 PAOK 60 (2)
2001–2002 Alania Vladikavkaz 29 (0)
2002–2004 Anzhi Makhachkala 40 (1)
2004–2005 Krylia Sovetov Samara 26 (0)
Total 386 (19)
National team
1988 Soviet Union (Olympic) 5 (0)
1992–2002[1] Russia 40 (1)
Teams managed
2003 Anzhi Makhachkala (Assistant)
2007–2010 Anzhi Makhachkala
2010–2011 Volga Nizhny Novgorod
2012–2013 Khimki
2013–2014 Zhetysu
2015–2016 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2016– Tobol

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Mikhailovich and the family name is Tetradze/Osipov.

Omari Mikhailovich Tetradze (Russian: Омари Михайлович Тетрадзе) (born 13 October 1969 as Omari Mikhailovich Osipov) is a Georgian former football player of Caucasus Greek descent who, during his playing career, represented Russia at international level. He manages FC Tobol.

Early life[edit]

Known as Omari Osipov until the age of 18, he decided to change surname when he turned professional. It was the run-up to the USSR breakup and the nationalist sentiments in Georgia were strong enough to affect the young player's career. Because of that, Omari took his maternal grandmother's Georgian surname – Tetradze. Later he considered restoring his original surname, but decided it would cause too many problems.


At club level, he played for Dinamo Tbilisi, FC Dynamo Moscow, Alania Vladikavkaz (where he won a Russian league championship medal in 1995), AS Roma, and PAOK FC (Greece).

Playing career[edit]

1987 Soviet Union FC Dinamo Tbilisi Top League 1st level 00/0
1988 Soviet Union FC Dinamo Tbilisi Top League 1st level 09/0
1989 Soviet Union FC Dinamo Tbilisi Top League 1st level 15/0
1990 Soviet Union Iberia Tbilisi Top League 1st level
Soviet Union FC Mertskhali Ozurgeti
1991 Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow Top League 1st level 21/0
1992 Russia Dynamo Moscow Top League 1st level 25/6
1993 Russia Dynamo Moscow Top League 1st level 32/4
1994 Russia Dynamo Moscow Top League 1st level 23/1
1995 Russia Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz Top League 1st level 30/0
1996 Russia Alania Vladikavkaz Top League 1st level 31/1
1996–97 Italy A.S. Roma Serie A 1st level 08/0
1997–98 Italy A.S. Roma Serie A 1st level 07/0
1998–99 Italy A.S. Roma Serie A 1st level 00/0
1999-00 Greece PAOK F.C. Super League 1st level 27/0
2000–01 Greece PAOK F.C. Super League 1st level 22/2
2001–02 Greece PAOK F.C. Super League 1st level 05/0
2002 Russia Alania Vladikavkaz Premier League 1st level 29/0
2003 Russia Anzhi First Division 2nd level 40/1
2004 Russia Krylia Sovetov Premier League 1st level 14/0
2005 Russia Krylia Sovetov Premier League 1st level 12/0
* – played games and goals

International career[edit]

He played for Russia at international level, and appeared at USA 94 and Euro 96. At the latter tournament, he played superbly in each of Russia's three games despite the team's poor results, and was arguably the best right-back in the competition.

Managing career[edit]

After finishing his playing career in 2005, he became an assistant coach at Krylia Sovetov Samara. He was later the manager of Anzhi Makhachkala. He threatened to resign the post in September 2008 following a 1–0 defeat against Belgorod, but subsequently stayed on as manager. Anzhi finally returned to Russian Premier League for 2010 season after finishing champion in First Division. On 19 March 2010 the Coach has quit Anzhi Makhachkala.

In September 2014, Tetradze and his coaching staff left FC Zhetysu by mutual consent.[2]

On 30 May 2016, Tetradze was appointed as manager of FC Tobol.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In the early 1990s he received Greek citizenship but later renounced it.[4] Tetradze considers himself to be a Greek by ethnicity, but says Georgia is his homeland.




Anzhi Makhachkala
Volga Nizhny Novgorod


  1. ^ "Omari Mikhailovich Tetradze - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ Тетрадзе покинул тренерский пост в казахстанском "Жетысу". (in Russian). 23 September 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Омари Тетрадзе возглавил костанайский Тобол". (in Russian). FC Tobol. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Ванденко А. (30 March 2010). Тетрадзе. Омари в собственном соку (in Russian). Sovetsky Sport – Football. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Лауреаты сезона 2009–го года

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