Otar Khizaneishvili

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Otar Khizaneishvili
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Personal information
Full name Otar Davitovich Khizaneishvili
Date of birth (1981-09-26) 26 September 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back / Right back
Club information
Current team
Retired
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–2000 Dinamo Tbilisi 15 (0)
2000–2001 FC Spartak Moscow 4 (0)
2000 FC Spartak-2 Moscow 5 (0)
2001–2002 FC Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don 4 (0)
2002–2004 Dinamo Tbilisi 33 (0)
2004–2005 FC Dynamo Moscow 14 (0)
2005–2008 SC Freiburg 32 (1)
2008–2010 FC Augsburg 6 (0)
2010–2011 FC Anzhi Makhachkala 8 (0)
2011–2012 FC Vostok 11 (2)
2012–2013 Dinamo Tbilisi 30 (0)
2013–2014 Dila Gori 15 (1)
2014 FC Zestafoni 1 (0)
2014–2015 Sioni Bolnisi 4 (0)
2015 FC Zestafoni 6 (1)
National team
1997–1998 Georgia U-17 4 (0)
1998–2000 Georgia U-19 8 (0)
1999–2002 Georgia U-21 10 (0)
1999–2007 Georgia 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Otar Khizaneishvili (Georgian: ოთარ ხიზანეიშვილი, born 26 September 1981 in Tbilisi) is a retired Georgian footballer. A former Georgian international central defender.

Biography[edit]

Khizaneishvili was born on 26 September 1981 in Tbilisi, the capital city of the Republic of Georgia to a Russian father from Moscow and Georgian mother.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Khizaneishvili came from the youth team of Dinamo Tbilisi, and debuted for the Georgian national team at the age of 18. He went to Russian giants Spartak Moscow, but failed to make a breakthrough and had various spells for other Russian clubs as well as Dinamo in the following seasons.

He scored his first goal for Freiburg in a 3–1 win against Rot-Weiss Essen on 28 January 2007.[1]

On August 2015, Khizaneishvili announced his retirement from professional football.[2]

International career[edit]

Fine performances for Georgia in the qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup attracted the interest of SC Freiburg, which has a knack for signing Georgian players. Khizaneishvili currently has 19 caps for the national team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finkes glückliches Händchen" (in German). kicker.de. 28 January 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "აქ თამაშს აზრი არ აქვს - ოთარ ხიზანეიშვილი ფეხბურთიდან წავიდა..." (in Georgian). Sportall.ge. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 

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