Paliko Jimsheladze

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Paliko Jimsheladze (Georgian: პალიკო ჯიმშელაძე; born 8 July 1975 in Rustavi, Georgia) is a Georgian rugby union player. He plays as a fly-half.

He won twice Georgia Championship, for Tbilissi Tbilisi, in 1994, and for Gumari Tbilisi, in 1996. He moved to France, where he played for Castres Olympique (1998/99-1999/2000), Grenoble (2000/01) Stade Aurillacois (2001/02-2003/04), AC Bobigny (2004/05-2005/06) and Arras, in 2006/07. He plays for SO Chambéry since 2007/08.

He had 57 caps for Georgia, from 1995 to 2007, scoring 9 tries, 61 conversions, 48 penalties and 3 drop goals, in an aggregate of 320 points. He is the national top scorer for Georgia.

Jimsheladze was selected for the 2003 Rugby World Cup, playing in four games, where he scored 1 conversion, 6 penalties and 1 drop goal, 23 points in aggregate, and at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, in a single game, this time being scoreless.

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