Valeri Qazaishvili

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Valeri Qazaishvili
Valeri Kazaisjvili.jpg
Qazaishvili with Vitesse in 2016.
Personal information
Full name Valeri Qazaishvili
Date of birth (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Ozurgeti, Georgia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Legia Warsaw
(on loan from Vitesse)
Number 9
Youth career
0000–2010 Saburtalo Tbilisi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Saburtalo Tbilisi 0 (0)
2010–2011 Metalurgi Rustavi (loan) 9 (1)
2011 Sioni (loan) 0 (0)
2011– Vitesse 104 (25)
2016– Legia Warsaw (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Georgia U17 6 (3)
2010–2011 Georgia U19 6 (2)
2011–2013 Georgia U21 11 (4)
2014– Georgia 22 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2016

Valeri 'Vako' Qazaishvili (Georgian: ვალერი ყაზაიშვილი, born 29 January 1993) is a Georgian international footballer who plays for Legia Warsaw on loan from Vitesse, as an attacking midfielder. [1]

He debuted for Georgia's national team on 5 March 2014 in a friendly match against Liechtenstein.

Club career[edit]

Vitesse[edit]

Starting his footballing career in his native country, Georgia. Qazaishvili made several appearances for Metalurgi Rustavi and Sioni whilst on loan from Saburtalo Tbilisi before joining Dutch side Vitesse in 2011.[2] [3] After impressing with the Vitesse youth sides, Qazaishvili was given his debut on 27 November 2011, in a 0–0 draw with Twente, starting the fixture before being replaced by Georgian team-mate Giorgi Chanturia in the 65th minute.[4] A week later, Qazaishvili scored his first Vitesse goal in a 4–0 victory over RKC Waalwijk, netting in the 21st minute to make it 2–0.[5] In the later years of Qazaishvili's spell with Vitesse, he became a key figure, especially in their 2014–15 and 2015–16 campaigns, netting nineteen times between the two.[6]

Legia Warsaw (loan)[edit]

On 31 August 2016, Qazaishvili joined Polish side Legia Warsaw on a season-long loan.[7] On 14 September 2016, Qazaishvili made his Legia Warsaw debut in a 6–0 home defeat against Borussia Dortmund in the opening matchday of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League.[8] On 1 October 2016, Qazaishvili made his league debut for Legia Warsaw in a 3–0 victory over Lechia Gdańsk, replacing Guilherme in the 76th minute.[9]

International career[edit]

Qazaishvili has represented Georgia at under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels before making his senior debut in 2014 in 2–0 victory over Liechtenstein, in which he replaced Avtandil Ebralidze at half-time.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Georgia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 March 2015 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Malta
2–0
2–0
Friendly
2. 4 September 2015 Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Scotland
1–0
1–0
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
3. 8 October 2015 Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Gibraltar
4–0
4–0
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
4. 12 November 2016 Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Moldova
1–0
1–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 February 2017.
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Metalurgi Rustavi (loan) 2009–10 Umaglesi Liga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11 Umaglesi Liga 7 1 1 0 1[a] 0 9 1
Total 9 1 1 0 1 0 11 1
Vitesse 2011–12 Eredivisie 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
2012–13 Eredivisie 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2013–14 Eredivisie 26 4 3 0 2[b] 0 1[c] 0 32 4
2014–15 Eredivisie 33 9 3 1 4[d] 2 40 12
2015–16 Eredivisie 33 10 1 0 2[b] 0 36 10
2016–17 Eredivisie 3 1 0 0 3 1
Total 104 25 8 1 4 0 5 2 121 28
Legia Warsaw (loan) 2016–17 Ekstraklasa 10 0 0 0 4[e] 0 14 0
Career total 123 26 9 1 7 0 7 2 146 29
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Georgian Super Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in 2013–14 Eredivisie European play-offs
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in 2014–15 Eredivisie European play-offs
  5. ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, two in UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vako Qazaishvili joins Legia!
  2. ^ "Valeri Qazaishvili". From Arnhem With Love. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Vitesse legt Kazaishvili voor 3 jaar vast; Vitesse official web-site, 9 August 2011
  4. ^ "Twente vs. Vitesse". Soccerway. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Vitesse vs. RKC Waalwijk". Soccerway. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "V. Qazaishvili". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Vitesse Qazaishvili rents to Legia Warsaw". NU Sport. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Legia Warszawa vs. Borussia Dortmund". Soccerway. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Legia Warszawa vs. Lechia Gdańsk". Soccerway. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 

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