Valerian Gvilia

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Valerian Gvilia
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Personal information
Full name Valerian Yaroslavovych Gvilia
Date of birth (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Zugdidi, Georgia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Legia Warsaw
Number 8
Youth career
2011–2014 Metalist Kharkiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Metalurh Zaporizhya 26 (1)
2016 Minsk 15 (4)
2016–2017 BATE Borisov 23 (5)
2018–2019 Luzern 23 (2)
2019Górnik Zabrze (loan) 17 (1)
2019– Legia Warsaw 0 (0)
National team
2015 Ukraine U21 4 (0)
2016 Georgia U21 4 (0)
2016– Georgia 23 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2019

Valerian "Vako" Gvilia (Georgian: ვალერიან "ვაკო" გვილია, pronounced [vɑlɛriɑn vɑkʼɔ ɡviliɑ]; Ukrainian: Валеріане Ярославович Гвілія; born 24 May 1994) is a Georgian football midfielder who also has Ukrainian citizenship. As of 2019, he plays for Legia Warsaw.

Club career[edit]

Gvilia is product of youth team system FC Metalurh Zaporizhya. He made his debut for FC Metalurh entering as a second time playing against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on 15 August 2014 in the Ukrainian Premier League.[2] Gvilia signed a contract with Belarusian club BATE Borisov in early July 2016.[3]

In January 2018, Gvilia signed a three-year deal with Swiss Super League side Luzern. [4]

International career[edit]

Gvilia was named in Georgia's senior squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Republic of Ireland and Wales in October 2016.[5]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Georgia's goal tally first.[6]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2017 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Austria 1–0 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 16 October 2018 Daugava Stadium, Riga, Latvia  Latvia 2–0 3–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League D
3. 7 June 2019 Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Gibraltar 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

Honours[edit]

BATE Borisov

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Валериане Ярославович Гвилия". FC BATE Borisov official website. July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ Чемпіонат Прем'єр-ліги. 4 тур. Матч № 24 15.08.2014. (in Ukrainian). Official UPL Site. 16 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Валериане Гвилия — футболист БАТЭ". FC BATE Borisov official website. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ VALERIANE GVILIA WECHSELT ZUM FC LUZERN (in German). Luzern Official Statement. 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Expanded Squad Named for the Upcoming Qualifiers". gff.ge. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Gvilia, Valerian". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 September 2017.

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